Category: Tips & Tricks

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.

Spicy Thai Burger

Cheesy Choices for National Cheeseburger Day

Holy cow! It’s National Cheeseburger Day! This day is arguably one of our favorite food holidays on the calendar! From the classic cheeseburger to the craziest combination of cheese and toppings, we love a good beef patty.

Game Day Snacks Starting with the “Cool” Aisles

“Game Day” season is upon us! It’s time for tailgating, get togethers around the big screen TV and cheering on your favorite team while enjoying savory and mouthwatering snacks. Whether you like football, basketball or anything in between, the frozen aisles at the grocery store provide all the answers for delicious snack recipes and easy to prepare products. You’ll have your game day menu ready in no time!

Chicken Scallopini

Be the Winner of Your Next Chicken Dinner!

September is National Chicken Month! There are so many ways to dress up this versatile American staple. It’s no wonder that chicken is the most consumed protein in the U.S. In fact, Americans eat more chicken than anyone else in the world – more than 90 pounds per capita in 2015.[1] Let’s take a trip around the world for some inspiration to liven up your weekly menu.

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.

Dino themed lunchbox

Why Your Kid Should be a Lunch Packer

There are many benefits to packing your child’s lunch or allowing them to pack it (with your guidance.) Not only do you get the opportunity to educate them on healthy food choices, you get to select wholesome and nutritious options that have the best chance of getting eaten. While the school lunch menu is designed to be well-balanced and nutritious, your child won’t benefit if they don’t like and won’t eat some of the items. Kids are more likely to eat foods they help choose.[1]

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!

Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso

Go Crazy Over These Crescent Roll Recipes

Crescent rolls are a staple at nearly every family holiday, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t include them in your every day meals! From breakfast to dinner and all the snacking in between, we have you covered with some of our favorite crescent roll recipes!

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stop What You’re Doing—It’s Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

You guys, today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Who can seriously resist this scrumptious hand-held frozen treat? It’s really no surprise that the ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America, with the 30-44 age group buying them the most. In fact, the ice cream sandwich is so American it is sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.[1].