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It’s back-to-school time—can you believe it? Where has the summer gone? And as someone who also works in education, I’m double bracing myself for the full flurry of classes being back in session.
If you’re like me and love breakfast, it can be tough this time of year to take the time to enjoy a delicious meal to start the day. That snooze button on your alarm can be so tempting and before you know it, you are in a mad flurry running out the door while hoping that you’re at least wearing matching socks.
That is why prep-ahead meals are a lifesaver in my home. With just a small bit of planning and assembly the night before, you can have aRead More >
Breakfast is typically touted as the most important meal of the day. We have heard time and time again about the importance of refueling within the first few hours of waking after a night’s rest, as we are essentially fasting while we sleep. However, we might not be considering the other time of day when replenishing and refueling our bodies is in similar demand—post-workout. For those of us able to be physically active a few days a week, it is vitally important to nourish our bodies after breaking a sweat.Replenish your body’s stores
After an hour or so of moderate-to-intense physical activity, our bodies have tapped into our carbohydrate stores (glycogen, specifically), broken down muscle, and depleted our fluids and electrolytes to fuel theRead More >
I’m sharing the fourth recipe in a delicious series! So far we’ve covered protein-packed snacks with these baked scotch eggs, veggies for breakfast with this spring breakfast salad (would be delicious with your fav summer veggies) and a summertime dessert with this strawberry cookies and cream ice cream (no ice cream maker required!)
Today we’re talking about back-to-school breakfast ideas. Even though I don’t yet have a kid in school, I know how hard it is to get back into a morning routine once school starts up again. Since breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I hate when I hear about people skipping it this time of year because they feel like their mornings are too busy. So I thought I’d help you out a littleRead More >
Another summer vacation has come and gone. No more sleeping in, lazy mornings, or staying in pajamas ’til noon. And not just for the kids, but for me, too! With school back on the horizon, I am quietly bracing myself for the morning rush, the crazy carpool schedules, and the homework battles. But, at the same time, I am excited for my baby who is now entering middle school, my middle child who will rule the school as an 8th grader, and my eldest who is ready to hunker down with his sophomore year in high school.
It’s going to be a great year!
Back-to-school also means meal prep, and not just lunch boxes. There’s getting dinner ready among the chaos of after schoolRead More >
This year Davidson’s Safest Choice® attended the International Food Bloggers Convention (IFBC) in Sacramento, California. If you were there, you may remember us from the Taste of Sacramento Culinary Fair, Expo, and Gift Suite held on Friday, July 29. We were the “egg people” handing out delicious cheesecake batter parfaits in cute little glasses with tiny spoons. Does that ring a bell?
The fair was a huge success! We had the opportunity to meet some of our current customers as well as some new egg enthusiasts. If you stopped by our table you had the chance to sample our yummy cheesecake batter parfait–made safe with our pasteurized eggs.
If you recall, our parfait had a distinct creaminess toRead More >
It’s that time of year again—back-to-school season is here! Getting back into a routine can be a bit of a challenge, not only for kids but for parents, too. Don’t let back-to-school season cause meal planning anxiety. Try our hummus deviled eggs recipe for a lighter and healthier twist on the classic recipe. Did you know? Eggs are the perfect lunch box addition. They’re packed with 6 grams of protein per serving and only 70 calories—which means they provide staying power to keep kids well nourished and alert!
Bento Box Lunch Idea
Looking to try something a little different for your little learner’s lunch? Grab a bento box! It’s the perfect way to ensure kids get just the right portionRead More >
Everyone knows that raw eggs can be a vehicle for dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella enteritidis. But do you know how to protect yourself from the risks of foodborne illness?
A simple egg safety checkup can give you the answers. Just ask yourself these questions:
- After you crack an egg, do you cook it to a safe temperature of 160°F?
- Do you wash your hands so that they won’t spread any Salmonella to other foods and surfaces in your kitchen?
- Do you use Davidson’s™ pasteurized eggs? If you do, you do NOT need to follow #1 and #2.
Researchers publishing in the Journal of Food Protection (Vol. 79, No.Read More >
Less than perfect cheesecake? Don’t fret. Turn that cheesecake flop into beautiful—and delicious—cheesecake pops! They’re easy to make and kid-friendly.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cookie scoop
- Chocolate wafers
- Lollipop sticks
- Toppings such as
- Mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate sandwich cookies
- Chopped almonds
- Toasted shredded coconut
This is where your little helpers come in!
- Line two cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Scoop and form 36 cheesecake balls. Place on cookie sheets and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt chocolate wafers and set
Sometimes you have a chocolate craving that needs to be taken care of, and nothing else will do. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in that dilemma more than a few times. If you’re trying to eat clean and healthy, then you need a simple alternative. You could either go for a traditional chocolate candy, or with just a bit of prep have protein rich, healthy no bake cookies ready to satisfy that craving. They’re full of nutrients and clean ingredients, without any processed carbs or sugar.
These peanut butter chocolate cookies could easily be part of your healthy snacking routine or a rewarding dessert you can feel good about. Made from common pantry items with almost no effort and little hands-onRead More >
Smooth, creamy, and delicious. What’s not to love about ice cream? It’s the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day or any time you’re just in the mood for something sweet and refreshing. But choosing a flavor can be a challenge—there are just so many tasty options!
We’ve compiled 12 of our favorite safe homemade ice cream and gelato recipes—from honey-roasted pear ice cream to cappuccino gelato—to help make the choice a little less overwhelming. Or you could always just try them all.
Even more homemade ice cream recipes
If a dozen wasn’t enough, explore more than 20 homemade ice cream and gelato recipes in our recipe center. Plus, download our free homemade ice cream and gelato recipe booklet for even more recipeRead More >