Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

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…

Go Nuts for National Peanut Month!

March is one of my absolute favorite months. It brings the promise of warmer weather and flowers begin to bud. All throughout the month, the season slowly transitions into spring.   Want another reason to love March? It’s also National Peanut Month, which makes this truly a time for celebration!   Up until 1974, the…

National School Breakfast Week

Every year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) brings awareness to the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for schools. National School Breakfast Week is the SNA’s opportunity to bring more awareness to their SBP. The SNA is a collaboration of over 57,000 members who share the vision of providing high-quality, low-cost meals to kids in schools across…

Go Further with Food this Month

It’s that time of the year again! With March comes warmer weather and more hours of daylight, but it also brings with it National Nutrition Month®. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts NNM® to promote healthy lifestyle habits. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is Go Further with Food, which…

“Let’s Get Real” about Eating Disorders

According to National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues that have untold negative effects on their lives. That’s a lot of individuals with an unhealthy relationship with food and/or their bodies.   Every year, NEDA dedicates a…

Go Nuts for Pistachios!

Who doesn’t love a delicious Pistachio? Not only are they packed with nutrients, but they are one of the most fun foods too eat!  They may take some effort to eat, but they are absolutely worth it in the end. Luckily, next Monday, February 26th, is National Pistachio Day so I have you covered with…

All About Those Sweet Potatoes

How much do you know about sweet potatoes, aside from how delicious it is?   You may not give it much thought except around Thanksgiving. However, they’re actually the perfect vegetable all year long.   February is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, which makes right now the perfect time to tell you all about the…

Think Outside the Heart Shaped Box This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is an occasion to celebrate love among partners, friends, and family. There are many ways to express appreciation for others on this day, but the most common ones are exchanging cards, giving out chocolate, and sending flowers. Although these are the typical ways to celebrate, there are many other options! This year, be…



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