Category: Real Food

Huevos Rancheros Toast

Rise and Shine for Hot Breakfast Month

There’s so much to love about the month of February, especially since it’s Hot Breakfast Month! Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, enjoying a hot breakfast in particular in the morning is invaluable.

Smoothie Bowl

Healthy Snacking: Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Did you know that February marks National Snack Food Month? We’ve mentioned before how snacking has become increasingly popular the last couple of years due to busier lifestyles, leading people to replace meals with more light and convenient snacking options. While many people enjoy salty and savory snacks, one of our favorite snacks is sweet and filled with nutritional goodness. Smoothies and smoothie bowls are the perfect convenient and anytime snack, and the possibilities are endless!

Grands Green Bean Casserole

Get Cozy with your Favorite Comfort Foods

Whether it’s to chase away the winter blues or bring back memories of childhood, we are a nation that loves to indulge in comfort foods. Why? Oxford dictionary added a definition for “comfort food” in 1997[1]. They are foods that provide a sense of well-being and are associated with childhood or home-cooking[2]. No matter what foods say “comfort” to you, we’ve rounded up some hearty and classic recipes that are sure to hit the spot.

Our Cool Food Panel shares easy recipes for the new year!

Our Cool Food Panel Kicks Off the New Year with New Recipes

The holidays are over and we are well into the new year. Whether you set some New Year’s resolutions or are staying the course from 2016, there is always room to try new recipes! You might feel overwhelmed with a new year upon us, but cooking delicious food doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Our Cool Food Panelists are here to share just how easy tasty and innovative food can be. From hand held snacks to family-sized casseroles and a fresh soup to warm your belly, you (and your family!) will want to save these recipes on your to-cook list!

Freschetta Gluten Free Pizzas

Adding Flare to Your Weeknight Gluten Free Pizza

Pizza. There’s no denying it’s a favorite on most family’s top ten easy weeknight meal lists…except for those who have a family member with a gluten-intolerance. It can be hard to both juggle the special dietary needs of those you love and serve something your entire family will enjoy.

Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit and Yogurt Dip

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast Appetizers & Drinks

With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, we thought what better way to anticipate the feast than with delicious appetizers and drinks! While some may think skipping meals before the Thanksgiving meal means they’ll be able to indulge later without the guilt, they’re mistaken. 

Sausage and Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing

Embrace This Savory Side for National Stuffing Month

The holidays are quickly approaching but National Stuffing Month is already here! That’s right – November is National Stuffing Month. Depending on your personal experiences, “stuffing” could mean various things to different people (or they could call it “filling” or “dressing”).

Vegetable Frittata

5 Easy Mediterranean Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners

It’s a challenge to get the whole family together to sit down for dinner, especially on weeknights with different schedules and little time to cook. Dinnertime is an important opportunity for meaningful conversations with your kids, a chance to eat more mindfully and an excuse to take a breath and relax after a long day. For healthy, delicious meals that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with your loved ones, look to the Mediterranean diet.

Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups

Picture-Perfect Pasta Ideas and Tips for National Pasta Day

October is National Pasta Month and today is the official National Pasta Day! Did you know Americans eat an average of twenty pounds of pasta per person annually[1]? Pasta is one of the most versatile foods that you can combine with almost any flavor and protein – from beef to shrimp to poultry and pork. There are also over 300 different forms or shapes of pasta[2]! See how many you recognize from the National Pasta Association’s Shapes Library.

Frozen meatballs

Fall in Love with Rosina

Fall has officially arrived and, with the cooler temperatures and nip in the air, comes an increased appetite for meals and snacks that provide warmth and goodness.  It is Rosina season!