February Food Holidays – Fiber, Heart Health…Dog Biscuits?

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Bites
  • Sweet Potato Puree Topped Pork Pies
  • Sweet Potato Sage Muffins Recipe
  • Sweet Potato Buttermilk Dinner Rolls
  • Pumpkin and Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Cheese
  • Sweet Potato Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce
  • Sweet Potato Poutine
  • Sweet Potato Pockets
  • BBQ Beef Brisket on Sweet Potato Waffles
  • Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi
  • Vietnamese Banh Tom
  • Double Baked Sweet Potato with Sausage Garbanzo Beans and Cheese
  • Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Walnuts
  • Sweet Potato Latkes with Sage Cream
  • Quinoa Maki Sushi with Avocado and Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Recipe from Bobby Flay
  • Mushroom Broccoli Sweet Potato and Sun Dried Tomato Pizza
  • Fried Sweet Potato Balls
  • Chocolate Chiperoos
  • Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Crispy Smoked Pork
  • Sweet Potato Curry Puffs
  • Tofu Sweet Potato Fritters
  • Hot Sweet Potato Fries
  • Lamb and Sweet Potato Pot Pie

You already know that February is National Heart Health Month and National Fiber Focus Month. Not because we’ve been shoving steel cut oats down your throat or anything

But did you also know that there is a day in February devoted to Dog Biscuits? We’re going to selectively forget that we even read that (don’t get us wrong – we have a little four pound furry family member ourselves), and focus instead on the fact that February is Sweet Potato Month by picking our 30 favorite sweet potato submissions from the site (clickable images above). Makes sense, of course, since sweet potatoes are high in fiber, heart- and whole body-healthy, and heck, you can even make a pie with them (it’s Great American Pies Month).

February has a lot of food holidays — at least 28, and every four years, Surf and Turf Day on February 29th.

Check out the “holidays” below, calendar format first, list after.

Happy February Foods!

February is National [Insert Something Weird Yet Wonderful Here] Month

  • National Baked Alaska Month
  • National Berry Fresh Month
  • National Canned Food Month
  • National Celebration of Chocolate Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Great American Pies Month
  • National Heart Healthy Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Potato Lovers’ Month
  • National Snack Foods Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month

Week-long Celebrations in February:

  • 1st week: Shape Up with Pickles Week
  • 2nd week: Great American Pizza Bake Week
  • 2nd week: Kraut and Frankfurter Week
  • 4th week: Pancake Week

Holidays and Commemorative Days in February

  • February 1: National Baked Alaska Day
  • February 2: Heavenly Hash Day
  • February 3: (2011) Chinese New Year
  • February 3: National Carrot Cake Day
  • February 4: Homemade Soup Day
  • February 4: National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 6: (2011) Super Bowl
  • February 7: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • February 8: Molasses Bar Day
  • February 9: National Bagels and Lox Day
  • February 9: Pizza Pie Day
  • February 10: Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • February 11: Peppermint Patty Day
  • February 11: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • February 12: National Plum Pudding Day
  • February 13: National Tortellini Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 14: National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
  • February 14: Oatmeal Monday (second Monday of February)
  • February 15: National Gumdrop Day
  • February 16: National Almond Day
  • February 17: National Indian Pudding Day
  • February 18: Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day
  • February 18: Drink Wine Day
  • February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 20: National Cherry Pie Day
  • February 21: National Sticky Bun Day
  • February 22: National Margarita Day
  • February 23: National Banana Bread Day
  • February 23: Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
  • February 25: National Clam Chowder Day
  • February 25: National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day
  • February 26: National Pistachio Day
  • February 27: (2011) Academy Awards
  • February 27: National Strawberry Day
  • February 27: National Kahlua Day
  • February 28: National Chocolate Soufflé Day
  • February 29: Surf and Turf Day

by Sarah J. Gim on February 1, 2011 · 1 comment

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Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul February 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t know it was “National Sweet Potato Month”. That makes the month of February even more special!
I love your top 30 photos. My favorite just might be the sweet potato sushi. I made tempeh sweet potato sushi for the first episode of my homemade cooking show–on my blog!


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