June is upon us and summer is in full swing. We’re talking graduations, flip flops, the last day of school, and that first summer drive to the ocean. This year, expect lots of lemonade too (s/o Beyonce).
Did you know June is also National Candy Month, Iced Tea Month and Seafood Month? Here are 15 more reasons to be excited about food in the next few weeks.
First Friday in June (June 3, 2016) – National Doughnut Day
Calories don’t count on national doughnut day. It’s also National Egg day, but let’s consider our priorities here. What will you choose, sunny-side up or sprinkles?
#SpoonTip: If you like free doughnuts, click here.
June 4 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
FroYo is perfect for so many reasons. It’s a trendy dessert you can enjoy without feeling guilty. Seriously, check out some of these health benefits. Also, you can add as many toppings as you want. And it always looks perfect for the Insta.
June 6 – National Applesauce Cake Day
What even is applesauce cake? You’re gonna want to find out. Check out this delicious applesauce cake recipe with salted caramel glaze. Yes, you read that right.
#SpoonTip: Cool off by pairing this dessert with vanilla bean ice cream.
June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Okay, it is literally so easy to celebrate this one. Maybe you’ll visit your town’s classic spot, or you’ll try that new ice cream place everyone’s talking about. Either way, make sure to choose the most chocolatey item they offer. Need some inspo for where to go? Got you covered.
June 10 – National Iced Tea Day
Who doesn’t love a sweet southern iced tea? With so many fruity combinations out there, make sure you get creative this year. I’ll even help you out by sharing this fantastic adult iced tea.
#SpoonTip: If you ain’t about that alcohol, simply leave out the booze, or try these recipes. They’re gonna be so perfect on a hot summer day.
June 13 – National Cucumber Day
It just never gets old. But terrifying your cat is just a little cruel. Instead, try one of these cucumber detox waters and add your favorite fruits. A cucumber face mask is also a sweet idea. If you’re hungry, this cucumber-avocado-tomato salad or cucumber pita pocket might do the trick.
June 15 – National Lobster Day
Beyonce might take him to Red Lobster, how ’bout you? Some lobster dishes can also be made at home.
June 17 – Eat All Your Veggies Day
At this point, you’ve gotten enough sweets to celebrate. Don’t forget to honor those veggies that keep you healthy and strong. Sorry if I sound like your personal trainer, but it’s true. Veggies make great on-the-go snacks, or you can even roast them up with a nice dinner.
June 18 – International Picnic Day
Pick up a red-checkered blanket and head to the park, the beach, or the docks. Since June 18 is also National Sushi Day and Cherry Tart Day, here’s a cherry tart recipe, a unique sushi burrito, and sushi in a jar you can try. There are so many fun picnic snacks out there.
June 21 – National Peaches and Cream Day
Peaches are a classic summer treat. The versatile fruit can be prepared for pretty much any meal of the day. Going to a summer dinner party? Here’s the dessert you’re bringing.
June 22 – National Chocolate Eclair Day & National Onion Rings Day
It may not be wise to eat them together, but you’ve got 24 full hours to figure it out. Mark your calendar for June 22 to satisfy both those sweet and salty cravings.
June 25 – National Strawberry Parfait Day
But if you didn’t make your parfait in a trendy mason jar, did it even happen?
June 26 – National Chocolate Pudding Day
This just seems like another excuse to eat more chocolate, which I fully support. Have you ever tried a vegan version?
June 29 – National Almond Buttercrunch Day
It’s a super specific title, but I looked up an almond buttercrunch recipe for you and it actually looks pretty good. You can thank me later.
June 30 – National Ice Cream Soda Day
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Finish June on a high note by creating your own ice cream soda with your pals.
*Beach destination is optional, but suggested.
Cheers to a month of food, friends and sun. Happy Summer!