We all know that April 1 means April Fool’s Day, but there’s no fooling around here – this month is filled with awesome food holidays. Here are a few we think are worth celebrating.

National Garlic Month

National Garlic Month is in April

I blogged a while ago about the long process of growing garlic from cloves, but let me tell you, it’s worth it. I didn’t have to buy garlic from June until January (and I go through a lot of garlic). Garlic provides fiber and disease-fighting nutrients, as well as heart-protective nutrients – plus it adds a flavorful kick to many dishes.

Great Garlic Recipes: Sauteed Kale and Garlic, Spinach-Arugula-Walnut Pesto

National Soy Foods Month

Asian Sweet & Sour Bean Salad recipe

Soybeans are a huge part of American agriculture, and not just for food – products like crayons are made from soybeans – but this month celebrates soy foods in particular. From tofu to edamame to dairy-free products, soy foods abound on your grocery shelves. And you might as well just call vegetable oil “soybean oil,” as that’s its primary ingredient.

Soy What? Fun Soybean facts, Asian Sweet and Sour Bean Salad

National Fresh Celery Month

Freda's Beef Stew recipe

That childhood snack “Ants on a Log” is my first memory of eating celery – hidden beneath peanut butter, it wasn’t so bad (especially compared to the raisins, which I would pick off). But in addition to adding a crunch to your recipes, celery provides fiber and disease-fighting nutrients, and it contains protective bone nutrients as well as antioxidants to help boost immunity.

Recipes With Celery: Apple Pecan Cherry Salad, Chuck Roast Vegetable Beef Stew

Other April Food Holidays

Egg Salad recipe

National Florida Tomato Month

See Also:  3 Helpful Gardening Lessons

National Grilled Cheese Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

National Bake Week (beginning the first Monday of April)

National Egg Salad Week (beginning the second week in April)


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