It is said that the 100 folds of a chef’s hat (known as a toque) symbolize the 100 ways to cook an egg. Eggs are certainly a versatile food—great for every meal from breakfast to dessert and snacks in between—and they’re also a nutritious and affordable food, too. Eggs are so outstanding that the month of May is National Egg Month, a whole month to celebrate eggs!
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.
Happy National Peanut Butter Day! While today we know and love it as peanut butter, it is actually a paste. The first reference of this peanut paste was in 1890 when a St. Louis physician developed the idea of packaging peanut paste for people with bad teeth. Back then, the paste was sold at six cents per pound. If only it was that affordable today!
Happy National French Toast Day! There’s so much to adore about this dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried or baked. While French is in the name, French toast isn’t actually French! The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of recipes from the early 5th century AD. French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire.
So today may be the unofficial National Pancake Day, but we’ll take any excuse to eat this fluffy breakfast staple! The first recorded mention of pancakes dates back to ancient Greece. In the American colonies, pancakes—known as hoe cakes, johnnycakes or flapjacks—were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Every culture has their own version under different names – from the crepe, to a hotcake or a blini. No matter how you stack them, they’re the perfect blank canvas for any number of toppings and add-ins. To celebrate National Pancake Day we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite products and recipes.
If you follow the foodie world, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the pages of most culinary bloggers are suddenly filled with beautiful images of symmetrically placed fruit and veggies ensconced in large round bowls, accompanied by spoons, not straws. What is this trendy new concoction and why is it so popular? It’s called a Smoothie Bowl – and it may be the most perfect breakfast meal ever created.
It’s August, which means it’s Back to School time! Between shopping for school supplies and new clothes, it’s also important to start planning out your meals for when school starts, especially breakfasts. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. Countless studies show that eating breakfast can help kids stay alert and perform better in school.
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.
Two words that drive parents crazy, particularly in summer and especially August, are “I’m bored!” That’s because August is packed with fun things to do before school starts up. From quirky food observances—National Banana Split Day is August 25th—to local fairs, carnivals and the possible road trip, a family on the verge of bored could get very creative.
Did you know 18 percent of Americans over the age of two regularly skip breakfast? Who would want to miss out on scrambled eggs, breakfast burritos, French toast and waffles? Now is a perfect time to chow down on some comforting dishes during Hot Breakfast Month!