Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Make it a Macaroni Day

Did you know that today is National Macaroni Day?If you’re like me, you know that any day of the year is a great day to celebrate this versatile food. Pasta has gotten some bad press over the last few years, and it’s time to set the record straight. You can have your macaroni and eat…

Sun, Summer, Sandwich!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, summer! I am ready to spend as much of my day as possible outside and I’m sure you feel the same way! As you start to spend more time outside, are you thinking about what simple on-the-go meals you can take with you? Me too.  One of my…

More Papayas Please!

With summer here and the weather getting warmer each day, it’s time to stock up on fruits that offer great taste as well as keeping you cool and refreshed. What fruits come to mind? What fruits do you crave the most on those hot summer days?   You may typically think of watermelon, honeydew, melons,…

Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month?  Whether you’re eating cheese, ice cream, yogurt or drinking milk in your morning coffee, dairy products are one of the largest food groups in the American diet!   Unfortunately, dairy has gotten some negative press over the past few years because many fad diets claim it’s…

Gimme a Tea! Iced Tea!

Summer is finally here and to me, there’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of iced tea to cool off. There’s reason to celebrate too as June is National Iced Tea Month! There are plenty of opportunities this month to gulp some down!   Tea has been enjoyed for centuries throughout the world. There are…

Joyful June Movements

Summer is officially getting started! With the warmer weather and longer days, there are countless ways to stay active and keep moving all season long.   Exercise has many benefits, most of which we know about such as decreasing stress and increasing flexibility. There are, however, a few more benefits to staying active that might…

Celebrate National Egg Day!

June 3rd is an egg-cellent reason to celebrate because it’s National Egg Day!   Many years ago, eggs got a bad rap due to the amount of cholesterol in egg yolks, but recent research has determined the cholesterol in eggs is not as detrimental as once thought. In 2000, the American Heart Association revised its dietary…

National Brown Bag-It-Day

If you think a brown-bag lunch is just for school children, think again! Bringing your own lunch to work can be a great way to have the healthy meals you love, as well as save money! Luckily, May 25this National Brown-Bag-It-Day and it’s the perfect day to start brown bagging it!   3 Benefits of…

Time to Celebrate Memorial Day!

Summer is finally here! How do I know? Because it’s finally the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend!   This weekend brings the start of warmer weather, long summer nights and BBQ. But, along with being the official summer kick-off weekend, it’s also a time to honor all of the soldiers.   Memorial Day weekend…

Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean style of eating is thought to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. It is the diet mainly followed by countries along the Mediterranean Sea, and it consists of nutritious foods with robust and vibrant flavors.   Did you know that an entire month is dedicated to celebrating this style of…

It’s Time to BBQ!

May is National Barbecue Month, and with the warmer weather finally here, there’s no better time to get outside and fire up the grill! Whether you like to flash-fire your foods or cook them low and slow, there’s nothing that says summer more than that smoky barbecue smell.   BBQ History   Barbecue has been…

Today is National Raisin Day!

Monday April 30th is National Raisin Day.  When you think of raisins, I’m sure it brings you back to your childhood when you would have them as a snack at school. However, raisins aren’t just a snack for kids – people of all ages can enjoy them in either sweet or savory recipes.   The raisin…



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