February 22nd is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, so now is the perfect time to learn about a few of the amazing health benefits of sweet potatoes! The large, starchy, sweet-tasting vegetables are very nutritious, and while they are popular in the fall season, they are a great addition to any meal year-round. Continue reading to learn five important reasons why you should add more sweet potatoes to your diet.
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This Saturday, February 16th, is National Almond Day- a day to celebrate the delicious and nutritious nut! Almonds were among the earliest cultivated foods, and are still a main source of nutrients today. Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of almonds, and a few recipes to celebrate the day.
Many couples like to go out for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, but restaurants can be very overpriced and crowded, and staying in is always a great option! To celebrate the holiday with your loved one, spend the night cooking together and enjoying your meal in the comfort of your home. Continue reading for a few great recipes of menu items you can cook with your partner!
The big game is this weekend, and everyone knows that the food is the most important part of any Super Bowl party! Super Bowl parties are known for all of your favorite foods, from wings and pizza to Buffalo chicken dip and potato skins. However, with just a few alternative ingredients, you can easily make much healthier versions of your favorite football snacks!
We know how important it is for our health to eat vegetables every day, but you may think it’s hard to make tasty meals while eating plenty of greens. However, with a few creative cooking tips, you’ll see how easy it is to meet the recommended serving of vegetables every day!
There is still snow on the ground in Maryland, and it looks like this weekend will bring even more snow! One of the best ways to spend a cold weekend indoors is cooking a comforting meal that you’ve always wanted to try. With the whole day open, it’s perfect for taking on a bigger cooking project that you haven’t had time to do during the week! Continue reading for a few cooking projects to try this weekend.
At the beginning of each year, many people decide to set resolutions to change their habits or lifestyle. Making resolutions for your health and wellness is a great idea, but it’s important to think about changes that you can actually keep all year long. Continue reading for a few realistic diet resolutions to take with you into 2019!
The holiday season is synonymous will food, but everyone celebrates in different ways! In the US, Christmas is always accompanied by a large dinner and sweet treats, but each state has its own special dish. Since Hearn Kirkwood makes deliveries on a daily basis to our customers in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, let’s take a look at the most popular Christmas dishes in these states!
Along with the holiday season comes all kinds of desserts, and it can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet. While there’s nothing wrong with eating delicious pastries at the holiday parties you attend, there are easy ways to make cookies a little bit healthier! If you’re baking cookies for an event or to give as gifts to friends and family, try one of these healthier recipes (that taste just as yummy!)
Many workers with 9-5 jobs know the “afternoon slump” very well, as they seem to get tired every day and lose focus around 2 pm. You may feel tired from lack of sleep or too much stress, but your diet also plays a huge role in your energy levels. Instead of pouring another cup of coffee or opening a caffeinated soda, bring these snacks will you for the ultimate energy boost!
As we just had our first snow day of the season in Maryland, it’s only right that we share a few delicious snow day recipes! When it’s freezing cold and icy outside, all we want to do is have a warm and comforting meal. Continue reading for a few recipes that are perfect for snow days, or any exceptionally cold day this winter!
Vegetarians are used to having a difficult time finding something to eat at Thanksgiving, as most dishes are made with meat or chicken stock. Instead, they may have to stick to bread, vegetables, and pie. If you are a vegetarian or are cooking for a vegetarian this Thanksgiving, check out these delicious meat-free options that everyone will enjoy!
This Sunday, October 28th, is National Chocolate Day! This special food day celebrates all things chocolate, as it falls right before the candy-filled holiday Halloween. While it’s fun to indulge with some chocolate candies on Halloween, there are so many healthy and delicious recipes to try! Continue reading for a few tasty chocolate recipes that are good for you.
The weather is getting colder, which means it’s time to pull out our crockpots and slow cookers from storage! Crockpot meals are perfect for an easy, delicious dinner, especially when it’s chilly outside and we want a nice warm dinner. Chili is one of the best meals to make for the fall and winter, as it takes little preparation and can be eaten with rice, pasta, cornbread, in a quesadilla, or on its own!
Smoothies are a great way to start your day, as they can include a significant amount of your daily fruits and vegetables. However, it is also easy to make an unhealthy smoothie without realizing it. Read on for a few of the healthiest ingredients to include in your next breakfast smoothie to start your day off right!
After a hot Maryland summer, most of us are excited for the weather to cool down a bit. As we start to break out the boots and sweaters, we gravitate towards drinks that warm us up from the inside out. Be sure to try these hot drink recipes in the upcoming cold months full of delicious fall flavors like apple and pumpkin!
It is almost officially autumn, which means that the apple-picking season has begun! Apple picking is one of the most-loved activities in early fall, as families had to their local orchards and bring home bags of fresh apples. Take a look at these new and exciting recipes for inspiration of how to cook all of the apples you pick this fall!