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What Do Americans Eat? Kale, Gluten-Free, and Organics Top 2024 Food Trends

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Food trends come and food trends go. One year we’re all raving about Sriracha, the next we’re falling for the cronut. For the last 30 years, Parade has surveyed those trends and other American eating habits.

This year, foods like snack bars and frozen sandwiches have risen in popularity. As more people eat on the go, convenience foods are going to see a natural rise. According to Parade‘s survey:

  • 27 percent of main dishes made at home are frozen or ready-to-eat meals.
  • 80 percent of our meals are prepared at home, and over half of them are made from scratch or fresh ingredients.


Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray Was Born With Food in Her Blood

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray was born into a family full of restaurant business owners on August 25, 1968. Her place of birth was Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and she was raised in Lake George, New York. She’s had many successes that put her as #38 on the top 100 list for the most influential people in health and fitness 2024. Some of these accomplishments include authoring many cookbooks, starring in a daytime talk show, and hosting shows on the Food Network.

Before making it big in the food industry, Ray held many restaurant jobs that helped her to work her way up the ladder. She was surrounded by family members who worked in the food industry influencing her to lead the same lifestyle. Her first word was even “vino” after hearing her grandfather say it all the time. Ray’s mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson’s, which was how Ray actually became a waitress there herself. Another job she held was a candy manager at Macy’s Market Place in New York.

The start of her career took off while working in a gourmet food shop in Schenectady, New York. Ray developed the “30 Minute Meals” and taught the cooking classes which quickly became her signature after being picked up by a local television network. The meals had to be quick and easy to prepare and guaranteed to take no longer than 30 minutes to prep. The types of dishes ranged from comfort food to entertaining food, so no matter what the occasion is, Rachael Ray could provide many options to choose from.

Not only did these meals make it on a local television network, but they also led Ray down the path to her first book deal as well as a contract with the Food Network. The “30 Minute Meals” eventually became so popular that the Food Network decided to give Ray three more TV programs called Inside Dish, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day.

The years 2005 and 2006 were big for Ray as she married John Cusimano in 2005, released her own food and lifestyle magazine, “Every Day With Rachael Ray,” and premiered a self-titled TV talk show. This was right about the same time her first TV show, 30 Minute Meals, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Service Show. Barely two years later, Ray won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment.

Also on her list of achievements is the non-profit organization “Yum-O!,” launched in 2006. The program is designed to help feed American children in need, and to educate young people and their families about the importance of good nutrition. The program offers an interactive website that enables kids to do things like learn family-friendly recipes by getting started in the kitchen at a young age.  Yum-O’s three-word motto is “COOK – Educating Kids and their families about food and cooking, FEED – Feeding hungry American kids, FUND – Funding cooking education and scholarships.”

Ray has two homes with her husband in Luzerne, New York and Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. They spend most of their time at their lake-side cabin in Luzerne where Ray’s mother actually lives with them. Ray has one younger brother named Emmanuel and one older sister named Maria.

Here are a few of the cookbooks Authored by Rachael Ray:

2001’s Comfort Foods
2003’s Get Togethers
2005’s Rachael Ray 365
Yum-O!: The Family Cookbook
Rachael Ray Nutrish Premium
Rachel Ray’s Big Orange Book
Book of 10


*Photos from www.foodnetwork.com and  www.ohmygoshbeck.com 

Tune-In: Biggest Loser’s Dolvett Quince on Rachael Ray

Tune in Tuesday, October 4, 2024 for personal trainer powerhouse Dolvett Quince on The Rachael Ray Show.

The Biggest Loser’s newest trainer Quince will be in the studio answering questions as the audience gets to know this new celeb trainer. Quince will also be giving tips for healthy snacks, including a figure-friendly treat to enjoy while watching TV (but only The Biggest Loser, of course!)

Be sure to check out Tuesday’s episode of Rachael Ray to learn some important tips from on an important subject!

Tune-In: Jillian Michaels and Dr. Travis Stork Answer Questions on Rachael Ray

Tune in to Rachael Ray on Tuesday, September 27, 2024 as Jillian Michaels and Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors join the show.

The two will be offering twice the advice as they answer health and fitness questions from the audience.

Be sure to catch their great advice to everyday questions this Tuesday.

Tune-In: President Clinton Joins Rachael Ray to Improve School Lunches

Tune in to watch former President Bill Clinton on Rachael Ray Tuesday, September 20 as the two tackle the tough topic of child nutrition.

Tuesday Rachael Ray hosts former President Bill Clinton and the two will explain and show how they are working together to transform unhealthy school lunches in America. Watch footage as Ray and President Clinton enter schools and work to improve cafeterias across the entire country.

This is a must-see episode as our kids need a radical change in the menu options at their  school. The unlikely duo plans to help schools see that offering healthy lunch options can be easier than they think.

Tune In: 3 Foods to Combat Seasonal Sickness on Rachael Ray

Tune in for Rachael Ray’s Friday, September 16 episode where she will be discussing how daylight savings effects the body and can sometimes cause illness.

Lack of sleep or changes to sleep patterns can lower your immune system and lead to sickness. Rachel will head in to the kitchen to introduce three foods that can be eaten to lower your risk of coming down with a seasonal illness.

Catch Friday’s show and learn which foods you should be including in your diet to make sure you stay your healthiest as the seasons change.

Cure Your Sweet Tooth in 3 Days on Rachael Ray

This Week on Rachael RayAre you addicted to sugar? Do you crave sweets all day? Is it hard for you to eat a meal and skip dessert? Tune in to the Rachael Ray show on Thursday, July 21 to find out how you can cure your sweet tooth. Rachael Ray hosts an expert who says he can help you banish your sugar cravings in just three days!

Plus, learn about the sugars you don’t even realize you’re eating. Many breads, cereals, and even low-fat diet foods are packed can hide loads of lurking sugar.


Christina’s Prom Night on Rachael Ray

Christina from Rachael RayHave you been following Christina’s story on the Rachael Ray Show? Then be sure not to miss today’s episode, for the emotional finale of one girl’s quest to lose weight, gain confidence and start a healthier life.

Christina is a high schooler whose goal this school year was to lose 70 pounds by her prom night. She experienced a lot of ups and downs on her 10-month journey, but did she reach her goal? See Christina’s big night and hear her take on the whole experience.

Also on today’s episode, Rachael Ray will get a surfing lesson from guest Katie Lee. This fun form of exercise can really burn calories–especially if you’re laughing while you’re at it!


Bob Greene’s Age-Defying Plan on Rachael Ray

The Rachael Ray ShowTune in to the Rachael Ray show on Thursday, May 19th for lots of tips on looking younger. Bob Greene, Oprah’s trainer and the creator of Best Life, will return to the show to share a four-step plan that can help viewers look 20 years younger. He’ll also be sharing some of his thoughts about the last season of The Oprah Show.

Bob Greene has created a range of diet and fitness products, and is also the author of Total Body Makeover and The Life You Want.

Also on Thursday’s show, Rachael will be sharing a great meal planner that can help you get everything you need for a whole week’s worth of meals. We think this can be a great tool, because you will be much more likely to eat healthy when you have a plan in place.


Rachael Ray’s Healthy Meals on a Budget on Dr. Oz

The Dr. Oz ShowWe can’t help but notice that Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray are doing a guest swap this week. First, tune in to Dr. Oz today, May 9th for Rachael Ray’s advice on delicious, healthy meals on a budget. Then on Friday, May 13 check out the Rachael Ray for Dr. Oz’s 7-minute workout that will help you shed pounds.

On Monday’s show, Rachael Ray will help viewers eat better for less and tips for avoiding food packaging gimmicks. Rachel share the best tips to avoid getting fooled by labels. She’ll cook up a recipe for a low-fat version of one of her signature pasta dishes, but this time with lots of protein, fiber and (best of all) flavor. Also, find out the healthy dish that you can make for less that two dollars.


Dr. Oz’s 7-Minute Workout on Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray ShowTune in to Rachael Ray this Friday, May 13 for special guest Dr. Oz. The trusted doctor will unveil a seven-minute workout that can help you really lose weight. While there’s no substitute for the health benefits of getting a good hour’s workout in, some days you just don’t have time to hit the gym. That’s where this short yet effective workout can help you reach your weight-loss goal.

Dr. Oz will also be answering questions from audience members in a round of “Rock Around the Doc” and Rachael will be cooking up a healthy spring pasta with linguini, peas and herbs.