While World Food Day 2015 was on October 16, it began back in 1945 when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States (FAO) was created – an important step in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now, every year on this day, the U.S. works toward the FAO’s clear cut objectives, including heightening public awareness of worldwide hunger, drawing attention to achievements in food and agricultural development and encouraging participation in decisions and activities that influence the fight against hunger.
Food holidays seem to be happening every month and day, but we must admit, one of the best ones has to be National Dessert Month! Who knew the ENTIRE month of October celebrates the amazingness of desserts?! Regardless, we are definitely on board with this type of celebration! In fact, it’s a great excuse to take a look at the top dessert trends and either find a new favorite product or learn how to make a decadent sweet recipe.
As the cool fall temperatures creep in, what’s better than cuddling up with a steaming bowl of chili? And with this week being National Chili Week, we thought it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite chili recipes! But where did chili originate?
Fall brings many exciting festivities (think apple picking, changing leaves, football season…), but one major event that is not to be missed is the premiere of returning and new TV shows. Whether you’re tuning in to watch an old favorite or diving into a brand new show, the pleasure of watching TV goes hand-in-hand with enjoying a good meal or treat at the end of the day. After a busy day, sitting down for a nice meal and a great show is such a great feeling!
It’s officially fall, and even though we’re sad to say goodbye to warm weather, we’re fully ready to embrace fall flavors with open arms. The time has come to break out the pumpkin spice, maple syrup and squash. Whether you’re roasting a pan of hearty veggies or baking sweet autumn-spiced treats, the flavors of fall are some of the best!
Are you ready for some football (snacks)?! With the football season upon us, the ladies from the Easy Home Meals team wanted to share our favorite game-day munchies!
Yogurt is one of the most versatile foods because it ranges in flavors and textures, as well as its role at various meal occasions. Customizing a tub of yogurt is an easy task because it can be spruced up, mixed, swirled and lightened – and that’s just the beginning! Yogurts can also star in sweet and savory dishes or of course, be eaten on its own with a scoop of granola.
Weekly food themes are all the rage, with Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wine Wednesday and many more. But just because no day of the week begins with “p” doesn’t mean that a dedicated Pizza Night is wrong—in fact, it’s very right! Even better, ditch delivery, and make it a fun activity for the entire family.
Now that kids are back in school and spending five days away from home for most of the day, parents have to keep quick and satisfying breakfast and lunch options at the ready. Since many kids eat breakfast at home or on the go and consume lunch at school (whether purchased or from a brown bag), the struggle is real, especially when planning and preparing two meals a day for five days a week. That’s 10 meals a week per child and doesn’t even count dinner! But, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with a range of options for breakfast and lunch.
Today we pay homage to the frozen food department as we celebrate TV Dinner Day! In 1954, the original “TV Dinner” was introduced nationally by C.A. Swanson & Sons. It contained roast turkey,
cornbread dressing and gravy, peas and sweet potatoes and cost a whopping 98 cents. Flash forward 61 years, these TV Dinners, now referred to as frozen entrées or meals, have come a long way in innovation, but continue to offer convenience, flavor, quality and value to the young and old alike. According to Prepared Foods, 73 percent of households said they have purchased single-serve or multi-serve frozen entrées within the past six months