We invite you to share our chef-tested healthy recipes on popular food days to increase engagement.

August can be a slow time for social media. Many health organizations scramble for content to post that will grab their followers’ attention, which makes it the perfect time to post recipes for August food days.

Cooking and food are both evergreen topics that pique interest on social media. Become a healthy recipe resource for your community by sharing recipes from Health eCooks® on popular food days in August.

HealtheCooks.com is Baldwin Publishing’s new direct-to-consumer recipe website. It features more than 1,000 dietitian-approved recipes that encourage people to cook their favorite foods healthier.

The recipes on the Health eCooks website are created to meet the needs of these diets:

Choose from a wide variety of recipes that align with food days in August 2023. Hospitals and health organizations can engage their followers by sharing deliciously healthy recipe ideas for National Peach Month, Homemade Pie Day, National Waffle Day, and these August food days:

August 1: Homemade Pie Day – Banana Cream Pie       

People are passionate about pie! Almost 80 percent of consumers get a hankering for a slice. This $1.1 billion market has an annual growth rate of 4.5 percent. For Homemade Pie Day, share this heart healthy recipe for Banana Cream Pie with your followers.

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s no surprise that chocolate chip is American’s favorite cookie flavor. It’s estimated that 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten every year in the U.S. But what you probably didn’t know is that more than half of those cookies are homemade! Share this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on social media to inspire more of your followers to make this favorite cookie at home.

August 8: National Zucchini Day – Veggie Zucchini Crust Pizza  

What does a vegetable wear to the beach? A zucchini! This delicious and versatile vegetable is suddenly the talk of the town. Social conversations about zucchini have increased 20 percent over the past year, with recipes leading the way. Stay on trend by sharing this vegetarian recipe for Veggie Zucchini Crust Pizza.

August 10: National Sweet Tea Day – Mint Iced Tea     

The Brits may love their hot cup of tea, but Americans enjoy drinking it in a tall glass with ice. Iced tea accounts for 84 percent of all the tea consumed in the United States. Invite your followers to partake in this popular beverage by sharing this low-calorie recipe for Mint Iced Tea.

August 14: National Peach Month – Grilled Peach Salad

The average person eats more than two pounds of peaches each year! Give your followers a new way to enjoy this sweet fruit in the summertime with this healthy recipe for Grilled Peach Salad.

August 18: National Fajita Day – Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas        

People perform more than 100,000 monthly Google searches for fajita recipes. Who knew Mexican food was so popular! Share this sweet and spicy recipe for Skirt Steak Fajitas and watch the likes and comments pour in.

August 19: National Potato Day – German Potato Salad

Who doesn’t love homemade potato salad at a summer picnic? Potato dishes rank among the top three favorite sides due to their versatility, low cost and easy preparation. This German Potato Salad recipe will quickly become a favorite among your followers.

August 20: National Bacon Lover’s Day – Bagel BLT      

With the high cost of food these days, many people are on the hunt for tasty and simple lunch recipe ideas. Enter the Bagel BLT! Low in calories and high in protein, this is the healthy sandwich your followers have been searching for.

August 24: National Waffle Day – Honey Yogurt Waffles           

Who doesn’t love a plate of warm, crisp, homemade waffles on a Saturday morning? But for most people trying to eat healthy, waffles are off the table…until now. This heart healthy recipe for Honey Yogurt Waffles is made with protein packed Greek yogurt and sweetened with fresh, colorful raspberries. Tell your followers to grab a fork, because it’s Waffle Time!

August 27: Banana Lovers’ Day – Olive Oil Banana Cake

Bananas are very affordable and widely available, making them the most purchased fruit in the US. There are more than 800,000 monthly online searches for banana recipes. Spark your followers’ interest to make something different with this recipe for Olive Oil Banana Cake.

August 31: National Trail Mix Day – Trail Mix

Homemade trail mix has seen a 20 percent growth in popularity over the past year due to the increasing demand for healthy, portable snacks. Share this Trail Mix recipe with your followers to show them how easy it is to make healthy, affordable snacks at home.

Baldwin recipes for August 2023 food days are developed in the Health eCooks Test Kitchen. These recipes are chef-tested and dietitian-approved, so you can share them with your social media followers knowing you’re encouraging a healthy lifestyle in your community.

Need more healthy recipes to share on social media? Visit the HealtheCooks website.