Category: Real Food

Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheers to National Potato Month!

There’s so much to love about the month of September, especially since it just so happens to be National Potato Month! The average American eats about 124 pounds of potatoes per year, while Germans eat about twice as much. Today, potatoes are grown in all 50 states of the U.S. and in about 125 countries throughout the world[1]

Broccoli Ricotta Bites

Super Cool After-School Snacks

We’ve said it before that snacking has become increasingly popular over the years, but it has always been common among children and adolescents, particularly after school. Many students eat lunch early—11:30 a.m. or even before—and then have an afternoon of classes and maybe even an after-school activity before their next opportunity to eat. It’s no surprise that most kids are starving by the time they get home and thus, reach for a snack.

Egg, Ham & Cheese Burrito

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

With the school season in full swing, it’s imperative that you put your children on the bus with full bellies. Breakfast is the most important meal as it gives you the fuel you need to get you through your day, and it’s especially important for growing kids. Fortunately, the frozen food and dairy aisles in the grocery store are stocked with convenient and delicious breakfast ideas and products to make the mornings easier and ensure your kiddos are ready to learn and tackle the day!

back to School recipes

Back to School with Our Cool Food Panel

Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As always, it’s crunch time for creative breakfast ideas, fun lunchbox meals and delicious family dinners. Back to school also can mean meals on-the-go or very little time to cook. Take time to cook ahead so that you can heat and eat and spend more time with your families during this busy season. Our Cool Food Panelists are more than prepared for you and your kiddos to head back to school.

Throw an End of Summer Bash with Irresistible Recipes

Whether you’re sad that summer is on its way out (bye warm weather 🙁 ) or excited that fall is just around the corner (hello pumpkin spice 🙂 ), it’s not too late to celebrate all-things-summer with a final shindig! Gather your friends and family and reminisce on all the memories made over the summer months. 

Tuna Melt Panini

Eat your Heart Out with Sandwiches and Paninis

Did you know that August marks National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month? People in the United States eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day — that averages to about one a day for every American[1]Nearly 60% of adults pack a sandwich for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 70% of parents pack a sandwich for a child’s lunch at least once a week[2].

Garden Fresh Pierogy Primavera

Irresistible Summer Fruit and Vegetable Meal Ideas

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy all of your favorite fruits and vegetables of the season. While frozen fruits and veggies can be enjoyed year-round, there’s something truly special about summer’s bounty. We love the versatility of fruits and veggies and how they can be added to a variety of recipes, both savory and sweet, spanning from breakfast to dessert. Below is a collection of some of our favorite summer produce and must-try recipes and meals. 

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

DIY Wholesome Summertime Treats

Hello, everyone and happy summer! These hot days always make me crave one of my childhood favorite treats – ice cream! Even now as an adult and a dietitian I still enjoy a great ice cream on a hot summer day while keeping in mind good nutrition. Life is all about balance and I think we all can enjoy a sweet treat every once in a while without feeling guilty. One of my favorite picks is Kemps Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, with no sugar added. Not only does it satisfy my sweet tooth with it’s amazing flavor, but it’s no added sugar – yay!

4th of July Recipes Bursting with Flavor!

If you’re in a rut trying to decide what to bring to a 4th of July party or what to make for your own shindig, look no further than these festive recipes to celebrate America! Whether it’s a red, white and blue recipe or a dessert with festive cheer, look no further than these celebratory ideas for your 4th of July bash.

Grilled White Pizza

Let’s Get Cheesy—it’s National Cheese Day!

Oh cheese—it’s National Cheese Day! We can’t find any better way to kick off June Dairy Month than with cheese. Cheese is the most popular dairy product of them all and in fact is one of the most consumed foods worldwide[1]. We can’t say we’re surprised 😉