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!
There is a certain pride and sense of accomplishment that comes from making a nice meal for yourself. It’s an opportunity to experiment with new ingredients and flavor combinations, or to stick to your old favorites, without having to worry about impressing anyone. You get to make exactly what you feel like eating. Cooking for one is like meditating, or writing in a journal, or exercising: it’s a form of self-care that is not completely necessary, but makes life more enjoyable.
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.
I see sparkle! I see shine! I see you at the holiday table! Me?! I thought she was talking about all of these decorations! The holidays are in full swing, halls are adorned with seasonal décor, and everyone is merry and bright! Uhh… everyone? This is a time of celebrating, giving, and enjoying! Someone found the egg nog early, I see. For a few of us, though, the holidays can be a bit stressful – especially when it comes to meal times. Okay, I am back on board with her now.
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.
Some of us may remember visiting our grandparents for a big Sunday dinner that took grandma a few days to prepare, not to mention the time she took to plan and shop beforehand. It felt like it took us all day to eat it too!
During Marhc our Cool Food Panel offered up springtime ideas for every part of the day – all made simple with the convenience of frozen foods. Say goodbye to falling into that same old trap of making and eating the same meals over and over again. While your recipe go-tos are comfortable because you make them all the time and you can pull them together quickly, remember you don’t have to get complicated and fancy just to liven up your weekly meal plan.
From making your life easier to inspiring your everyday meals, our Cool Food Panel of food experts, chefs and bloggers tapped the freezer section to inspire this month’s creations in celebration of March Frozen Food Month. These simple and delicious ideas will take you all the way from breakfast to dinner.
I am always looking for ways to make healthier meals in minutes, so the frozen food department is one of my main stops when I’m grocery shopping. The frozen cases have really evolved over the years, and I love that I can find hundreds of food options to help me create easy, affordable meals.
During the cold winter months, comfort foods are popular choices when trying to stay warm, beat the winter blues or satisfy a sweet or salty craving. Some comfort foods might not totally align with your nutrition goals, but the following recipes and ideas are sure to cure any craving and are dietitian-approved!