Now that we’ve gotten past the almost official end of summer, Labor Day weekend, thoughts of pumpkins and turkeys begin to dance in our heads.
Not. So. Fast.
For fun, I checked out some rather whimsical holidays and observances happening the rest of this month, that have to do with food.
The mention of these may give you a snack or meal idea in order to celebrate. You may discover an impromptu theme for a casual dinner with friends. Or you might simply enjoy the frivolity of reading the list.
Sept. 16- National Guacamole Day (Good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.)
Sept. 17- National Apple Dumpling Day, National Monte Cristo Day
Sept. 18- National Cheeseburger Day, Rice Krispies Treats Day
Sept. 19- National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Sept. 20- National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National String Cheese Day
Sept. 22- National Ice Cream Cone Day, National White Chocolate Day
Sept. 23- National Great American Pot Pie Day
Sept. 24- National Cherries Jubilee Day
Sept. 25- National Cooking Day (Good one. This covers pretty much everything.)
Sept. 26- National Dumpling Day, National Pancake Day (I LOVE pancakes. Who’s with me?)
Sept. 27- National Chocolate Milk Day (This one’s for you A.B. and T.L.)
Sept. 29- National Coffee Day (This one’s for more of you than I can name in this blog. Enjoy!)
Sept. 30- National Hot Mulled Cider Day
September is also:
- Better Breakfast Month
- National Fruit & Veggies Month
- National Italian Cheese Month
- National Potato Month
- National Rice Month
- Whole Grains Month
As you consider ways to celebrate with food, perhaps you could improve your breakfast and make it just a little bit healthier.
Ideas: add some protein; decrease the sugar or sweetener in your coffee by a small amount; begin eating breakfast if you skip it altogether.
Other ways to celebrate September in line with the observances:
Try a new-to-you fruit or vegetable.
How about a grilled Italian cheese sandwich on whole grain bread, accompanied by fresh tomatoes and a crisp apple?
Make a rice that you’ve been meaning to try. There are many varieties to choose from. Check out my blog about rice if you missed it.
For a real treat, make some Hasselback potatoes. Click here for the recipe.
Eating well in a way that serves your health doesn’t have to be boring. Have fun trying new foods and make every day a cause for celebration.
Health Coach Carol
“Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.”—Paulo Coelho