Holiday & Seasonal Menus
Plan a perfect traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu, complete with our tried and true recipes and nutrient breakdowns.
Happy New Year
Start off the New Year by eating healthy! Make Lintons360.com your starting point to find recipes everyone will love, all year long.
A great way to show the ones you love that you care is to feed them healthful and nutritious meals.
St. Patrick's Day
We know that St. Patrick was a Roman citizen and was enslaved and taken to Ireland.
He had a lot of luck converting the Druid culture into Christians.
Legend says St. Patrick was actually born Maewyn Succat, but that he changed his name to Patricius (or Patrick), which derives from the Latin term for “father figure,” after he became a priest. And that supposed luck of his is the root of all the themed merchandise for modern St. Patrick’s Day.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring those men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. military.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it started in the years after the Civil War and was made an official U.S. federal holiday in 1971.
Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
4th of July
Although we celebrate our nation’s independence on July 4, the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776. The Declaration was dated and approved on July 4, 1776. It was not signed until August 2, 1776.
Massachusetts was the first state to make the 4th of July an official holiday in 1781. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams Buried a time capsule beneath the cornerstone of the State House in Boston. Opened in 2014, it contained many items including a copper medal engraved with the image of George Washington. ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER was designed to pay tribute to American history’s independence. It is 1776 feet tall, the year the US declared its’ independence from Great Britain.
Flavors of Wellness
February is Heart Health Month
A healthy diet and lifestyle are the keys to preventing and managing cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!
Use up at least as many calories as you take in.
Increase the amount and intensity of your physical activity to burn more calories. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity (or an equal combination of both) each week.
Eat an overall healthy dietary pattern that emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, and healthy proteins like legumes, nuts and fish.
Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Healthy Nutrition Helps Improve Mental Health
The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Mental illnesses are the biggest cause of disability and illness in the world.
A healthy diet can support a healthy brain. People who eat a diet high in whole foods are up to 35% less likely to develop depression than people who eat less of these foods.
The Mediterranean Diet
It’s easy to bring the remarkable health benefits and affordable Mediterranean style of eating to your table every day.
Flavors of Wellness – Mediterranean Diet
Local farmers’ markets are a great way to integrate healthy, fresh, and unique items into your meals.
Flavors of Wellness – Farmers Market
Strawberries are the first crop ready for harvest in most temperate regions. When they are ready to be picked, it is a signal that scarcity is about to give way to abundance. And, that is cause to celebrate!
Most strawberry festivals are held in either the month of May or June. A typical strawberry festival will include a pageant for children or teenagers (or both), lots of music, events and activities centered around eating strawberry dishes (including strawberry shortcake!), and a host of other family fun.
Search in your area for Berry Festivals and join in the fun!
The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
This is the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the December solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Since prehistory, the summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. For example, in Sweden, midsummer is one of the year’s major holidays when the country closes down as much as during Christmas.
For the majority of cultures, the day involves enjoying sumptuous feasts, lighting bonfires, singing and dancing to traditional songs, and reconnecting with nature.
Read more about the Summer Solstice here.
Picnic in the Park
A picnic is a meal taken outdoors as part of an excursion, especially in scenic surroundings, such as a park or lakeside, and usually in summer. A picnic basket and a blanket are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics.
Picnic food eaten is often deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks.
When French aristocrats fled the Revolution to other countries, they brought their picnicking traditions with them. Picnicking transformed from an upper-class luxury to a cheap way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
In 1970 the first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the environmental movement and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It became a global movement in 1990 and has since been credited with bringing awareness of the environment and policy changes.
People celebrate all over the world by planting gardens, getting out in nature, and donating to charities whose aims are to protect the planet.
Take me out to ball game with the flavors of the ball park.
The history of baseball in the United States dates to the 18th century, when boys and amateur enthusiasts played a baseball-like game by their own informal rules using homemade equipment. The popularity of the sport grew and amateur men’s ball clubs were formed in the 1830–50s. Semi-professional baseball clubs followed and the first professional leagues arrived in the 1870s.
Enjoy Spring and being outdoors. Get active with a backyard baseball game with friends. Make your day at ball park complete with these healthy recipes.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy this Grand Slam meal.
National Nutrition Month - Celebrate A World Of Flavors
Travel around the world and never leave home. Explore international recipes online. See how you can spice up your menus at home by trying another country’s cuisine. Learn how to make informed choices and develop healthy eating habits with this year’s theme.