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National Almond Day

February 16 is National Almond Day!

It is fitting that February is also known as American Heart Month and National Snack Food Month, because almonds are heart-healthy AND delicious!

Almonds are extremely nutrient rich as they include antioxidants, protein, fiber, Vitamin E, and more. Almonds have been proven to benefit heart health by lowering bad cholesterol in the blood, but the health benefits are endless.

Make yourself an almond infused snack today and soak up the benefits that this healthy nut has to offer. Almonds taste great in salads and yogurts, but they also taste perfectly delicious on their own!

Sources: Punchbowl, Wikipedia

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National Onion Rings Day

June 22, National Onion Rings Day, celebrates the fried favorite in all of its side dish glory. Second in popularity only to french fries, onion rings are a staple in bars, diners, and fast food stops around the country.

Start with a large onion and remove all of the skin. Remember, you can use a sweet onion if that is more your taste. Then, cut the onion into rings and separate them. After this, the sky is the limit. You can dip them into beer then batter them, use an egg wash first, or soak them in milk before coating them in flour. Check out some more great recipes here.

Though it is not really clear where National Onion Rings Day started, it is celebrated by those in the know. Celebrate today by making or enjoying this crispy snack.

Sources: The Ultimate Holiday Site, Eatocracy

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National Trail Mix Day

Planters-Trail-MixAugust 31 is National Trail Mix Day!

Trail mix is a high energy, nutritious, sweet and salty snack that’s easy to make, store and eat. No wonder it’s the staple hiking snack!

So what’s all in trail mix anyway? Trail mix is usually some combination of dried fruit, raisins, nuts, legumes, seeds, chocolate and grains, such as granola or cereal. The best part about trail mix is that you can add and leave out whatever you want!

Celebrate National Trail Mix Day by dedicating snack time to trail mix. While you can certainly make a quick run to the store and grab a bag of prepackaged trail mix, making your own is so much more fun and healthier.Try out one of the trail mix recipes below or make up your own. It’s easy!

Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix

Snowy Trail Mix

Chocolate Lover’s Trial Mix

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, wikipedia.org

 

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