Don't let those “Back to School” signs fool you; there is still a little summer left. And there is definitely enough time to get a few more beach days in before everyone has to pack away the beach blankets and bathing suits for next year. Whether you're hitting the eastern shore for a whole week or just a long weekend, or staying closer to home and having a beach day trip, beach eats are something you still need to think about. Boardwalk pizza is delicious, but you need some variety (and likely so does your wallet). Here are five easy snacks that you can pre-pack and take with you to the beach.
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August is National Peach Month, recognizing the sweet, juicy fruit that is abundant all summer long! Peaches play an important role in our food supply and economy, so be sure to head to your local grocery store, farmer’s market, or farm stand to stock up on the delicious fruit! Continue reading for a few recipes to make in celebration of National Peach Month!
Summer is full of fresh produce, and while you’re looking at juicy tomatoes and colorful fruits at your local grocery store or farmer’s market, don’t overlook the green and yellow summer squash! Zucchini and summer squash are bountiful this time of year and offer a lot of versatility, flavor, and nutrition. Continue reading for two delicious zucchini and summer squash recipes to try this season!
For those who go to work every day, lunch is the most difficult meal, as you either have to purchase food or prepare something ahead of time. Many people opt for buying their lunch most days of the week, but this can get very costly, and it is often challenging to find a healthy option. Continue reading for two recipes that are healthy and filling, and are easy to prepare in advance!
While we all have our favorite go-to meals that we make every week, it’s always nice to switch it up and try something new! Each season brings new food trends, and it’s interesting to see which ingredients and techniques are the most popular among chefs and consumers! Read on to learn about the top four food trends of summer 2019!
July is National Picnic Month, as the weather is perfect for enjoying a summer afternoon in your local park or beach! An ideal picnic must include a cooler and ice packs to ensure your food and drinks stay fresh and chilled all day long. Continue reading for two recipes to bring on your next summer picnic!
The tropical mango is the perfect summer fruit, as it is sweet, refreshing, and very versatile. The fruit can, of course, be eaten on its own as a snack, but you can also add it to just about any meal, ranging from deserts to salads. Continue reading for two mango recipes you must try this summer!
Summer in Maryland is all about seafood- fish tacos, fish and chips, and of course, crab cakes! While many seafood dishes include fried food and french fries, there are many healthy recipes that are easy to make at home. Continue reading for two quick and healthy seafood recipes featuring shrimp and salmon.
Smoothies are the perfect drink for a warm summer day, as they are cold, an easy way to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and delicious! Green smoothies are the perfect healthy choice for those who are watching their diet and want to have more energy during the day. Continue reading to learn more about green smoothies and how to make them.
Summer is basil season, and the delicious herb can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Learn more about the three varieties of basil and three recipes to try this summer to get the most out of basil season!
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away, and to many people in the U.S, the holiday marks the unofficial first day of summer. You likely have plans to spend the day outside with friends and family soaking up some sun and firing up the grill- but instead of eating red meat and potato chips, check out these healthy and delicious recipes!
Cauliflower has become much more popular in recent years, as it is now a staple for vegetarians and vegans. The vegetable is a great addition to anyone's diet, and can be used to make cauliflower “wings,” pizza crust, and even vegan queso. Continue reading to learn more about the many health benefits of cauliflower!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it is a great reminder to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her. Most moms just want to spend quality time with their kids on Mother’s Day, but why not make the day extra special by serving her a delicious breakfast in bed? Whether you make something simple or a whole spread, your mom will appreciate the time and effort you put into cooking some tasty food.
May is National Salad Month, so it is the perfect time to try out some new recipes! Adding fresh fruit to your salad is a great way to add some a different flavor and a burst of sweetness to the greens. Continue reading for two spring salads that are full of fruits like oranges, dried cranberries, grapes, and strawberries!
Next Tuesday, April 30th, is National Raisin Day, so it’s a great time to talk about the many health benefits of the dried fruit! When it comes to raisins, most people have a strong opinion on if they love them or hate them, but there’s no denying that they are a healthy alternative to candy and other sweets. Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of “nature’s candy!”
For those who work full-time jobs or just have a busy schedule, meal prepping is a great way to save some time and money. We’ve all had those nights where we are too busy or tired to cook lunch for the next day and end up purchasing a quick meal. While it’s normal to buy lunch every once in a while, it can get very expensive to buy it three or more times a week! Check out these easy meal prep ideas that only require a few minutes of your time on Sunday and will provide lunch for the entire week.
For those who celebrate Easter, you know that food is a very important part of the holiday. An Easter dinner or lunch menu traditionally features a ham as the main dish, with various side dishes and desserts. If you need some inspiration for what to make for your Easter dinner side dishes, check out the recipes below!
Every person has different staple ingredients based on the type of cuisine they like to cook, but there are a few ingredients that everyone should have in their kitchen. Whether you like Italian, Mexican, Indian food, and more, here are a few ingredients that you should always have on hand!