Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

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…

Celery Celebration

As far back as the ancient Greeks, celery has been used as an ingredient in many dishes.  It is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can serve as the base of the dish or as an addition for more of a crunch. Since it’s available year-round at a reasonable cost, it’s an ingredient that won’t hurt…

Time to Swoon for Mushrooms!

Did you know that mushrooms are neither a fruit nor a vegetable? This nutritious food is actually part of the fungi family! Mushrooms are extremely versatile in recipes and also have several health benefits. Each year on April 16th National Day of the Mushroom is celebrated to put this food in its well-deserved spotlight.   Mushrooms gained…

It’s Time to De-Stress!

April is National Stress Awareness Month. You may feel like you’re VERY aware of your stresses and don’t need a month dedicated to it. However, I suggest that during Stress Awareness Month you sit down and take the time to acknowledge your stresses and know that it’s okay to feel that way sometimes. This month,…

National Spinach Day

St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but we can still enjoy some festive green for National Spinach Day on March 26th! This day is a great time to focus on all of the health benefits spinach has to offer, as well as its versatility for recipes.   National Spinach Day is a great time to…

Are You “Nuts” for Pecans?

This Sunday, March 25th is National Pecan Day! If you love pecans, then you’re not alone! Lots of people go nuts for pecans.   Did you know that pecans are technically drupes and are in the same family as plums, peaches, cherries and olives? The difference is with these drupes, the pit in the center…

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day started in the early 17th century as Christianity’s homage to the patron saint of Ireland? The United States started having parades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the 18th century. It has since exploded and is the most celebrated holiday in the world! It is believed that on…



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