Cool Food Panel

We're excited to introduce our new cool food panel—a mix of food experts and bloggers here to share recipes, stories, videos and tips throughout the year!

Meet the Panel:

Alison Lewis of Ingredients, Inc.

Alison Lewis

Alison is a nationally known two time cookbook author, blogger, food and travel photographer and founder and editor-in-chief of Healthy Travel Magazine (launching in print March 2013). She focuses on simple, approachable recipes and lifestyle tips to help readers make healthy food choices. Follow Alison on her blog, Ingredients, Inc., or on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

From her latest post:

 "I needed a healthy back-to-school breakfast recipe that was going to make my kids smile in the morning, so I came up with these Pancake Yogurt Breakfast Bites using Kellogg’s Mini Pancakes. The frozen food aisle has become my best friend lately with so many fabulous items that are a great value and allows the busiest of people to be creative in the kitchen."

Click here to get her full Pancake Yogurt Breakfast Bites recipe!






Estela Schnelle, RD, of Weekly Bite

Estela has a Master’s in Nutrition Science and was formerly the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Georgetown University Medical Center. As a Registered Dietitian, she develops healthy and realistic recipes. Follow Estela on her blog, Weekly Bite or on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.


From her latest post:  

"My girls love baking with me, so together, we made these amazing Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins. They are delicious, healthy, with the addition of Dole Frozen Raspberries (chosen for their convenience & captured at the peak of ripeness) they are always fresh no matter the season and is a great economic value. All you do is pick your portion and freeze the rest to prevent waste. We like to make these muffins on the weekends and freeze half of them, that way we can pull one out the night before for an easy and nutritious breakfast." 

Click here to get her full Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins Recipe!

Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes

Angie is an experienced food photographer and food writer with many recipes featured on Babble’s Family Kitchen. Follow Angie on Eclectic RecipesFacebook, Twitter or Pinterest
From her latest post:
"This is a great time to check out all the frozen treats available in your grocer’s freezer...I took a box  of my favorite ice cream bars, Blue Bunny, and with a little Cool Whip and chocolate sprinkles, and made a little magic. This is the easiest little frozen cake and took me all of maybe 5 minutes to put together."
Click here for her full Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe!
Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking

Gaby Dalkin of "What's Gaby Cooking" is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Gaby is a 27-year old Millennial blogger who writes mostly about healthy but sometimes decadent recipes from her everyday life. Be sure to follow Gaby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!

From her latest post:

"To celebrate June Dairy Month, I headed down the dairy aisle of the market to find some snack-inspiration. The dairy section allows me to take a few shortcuts to create easy snacks or appetizers as it includes convenient grab-and-go items – grab some refrigerated hummus, tzatziki, and your favorite feta cheese and you’re halfway to the finish line."

Click here for her full 5 Layer Mediterranean Dip Recipe!
Chef Billy Parisi of Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi of "Billy Parisi" is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. A 31-year old dad and chef, Billy is one of the true culinary media entrepreneurs branching out his brand across the digital and social landscape since 2007. Be sure to follow Billy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!
From his latest post:
"When I was a kid, I would always order a Root Beer Float for dessert.  Not ice cream, or cake, or pie, I wanted an ice cream float.  Well fast forward 25 years and I still want one so I went ahead and hooked up this Root Beer Float Recipe which literally consists of 5 ingredients!"
Click here for his full Root Beer Float Recipe!
Lauren Brennan of Lauren's Latest
Lauren Brennan of "Lauren's Latest" is our newest addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Lauren is a wife and mother of two children (a nine month old and four year old) who shares tips on how to live a happy and big life on a small budget. Be sure to follow her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!
From her latest post:
"This easy breakfast idea is one of the ways I’m streamlining our morning routines so we can be on time to school. Why do I love this recipe?
Let me count the ways: 

(1) It literally takes less than 5 minutes to pull everything together

(2) It's surprisingly tasty even though it's healthy.

(3) You can adapt this to work with what you have on hand."


Click here for her full Fruit & Waffles Breakfast Pizza recipe!