Happy Chocolate Lovers Month! With Valentine’s Day occurring in the month of February, it’s no surprise the entire month is devoted to chocolate lovers. In fact, about $400 million worth of chocolate is purchased around the world on Valentine’s Day. But honestly, what’s not to love about chocolate? The average American eats about a half a pound of chocolate per month. That’s a lot of chocolate! With so much popularity, we can’t be the only ones who are curious about the origins of this glorious treat!
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.
You may not have had it marked on your calendar (yet), but today marks National Potato Lovers Day! Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there. With so many varieties, styles and cooking methods, there’s a potato dish or recipe for everyone. Did you know that potatoes were the first-ever food to be grown in outer space?
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!
Today is National Gluten-Free Day – a day to celebrate all the delicious gluten-free meal options available! You’ve probably heard of gluten-free or “GF” and seen its designation on many packages in the grocery store. But what exactly is “gluten”?
Sometimes, when you’re busy at the end of the day, it may seem easier to order and pick up takeout than it is easy to cook up a delicious, plant-powered meal. But some of the tastiest one-dish recipes can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.
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.
The holiday season is officially upon us! Our Cool Food Panelist Katie Workman shares her own ways to keep balance during the busy holiday season.
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.
Today is basically the best day ever because it’s Friday AND National Dessert Day! And
maybe probably it’s just us, but there’s something about the chilly fall air that makes you just crave desserts alongside a cup of coffee, tea or hot apple cider. So in honor of the autumn season and National Dessert Day, we thought we would share some of our favorite fall desserts featuring pumpkin, apple, cranberry and salted caramel flavors!