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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
As you’re well aware, July is National Ice Cream Month! With so much innovation in the ice cream and frozen desserts aisle over the years, there are treats for everyone; whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, etc. With today’s changing health situations and adapted ways of living, major ice cream companies have made the shift of producing ice cream both for those who enjoy dairy products and those who do not. That way ice cream and other frozen desserts can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone!
National Ice Cream Month is here and that means it’s finally time to cool off all summer with treats and sweets straight from the freezer aisle. Ice cream novelties (like the ice pops, sandwiches and cones) have been around since the 1920’s and while they may seem like “kiddie treats,” adults consume more than half of all novelties sold! We’ve come up with a few lists of some of our favorite cold treats to cool down with and beat the summer heat.
June Dairy Month may be over, but there’s still time to celebrate all summer long. Our cool food panelists want to leave you with some dairy inspired recipes you can create at home to keep your family full and happy! Keep the party rolling with these dairy recipes perfect for parties, meals, and desserts!