Now that January is coming to a close, foodies everywhere are starting to celebrate the start of February. Why?

February is literally the best month ever for foodies because it is host to the best National Food Holidays every. single. day. Check out this list of fun holidays and be prepared to party every day.

February 1

National Cake Pops Day


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Cake pops are definitely better than regular cakes because in some things, size doesn’t matter. Students at Northwestern show us how to make no bake Oreo cake balls!


February 2

National Tater Tot Day


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Tater tots are beautiful nuggets that can be eaten alone or used to make mouthwatering combinations like tater tot nachos or a tater tot casserole.
And sharing is not an option.


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February 3

National Carrot Cake Day


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This counts as eating your vegetables. Right? Check out Claire’s delicious carrot cake and everything else it has to offer.


February 4

National Homemade Soup Day


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This food holiday is perfect for the cold-as-balls winter weather. Don’t think you need a fully stocked kitchen to make homemade soup, because a recipe for homemade microwaveable minestrone exists! But if you’re not an amazing chef, check out these six ways to make canned soup suck less.


February 5

World Nutella Day


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Nutella can be eaten in, on or with literally anything. Try a delicious Nutella milkshake or these 5 fun Nutella pairings that can be made anytime, anywhere.


February 6

National Froyo Day


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With Froyo, you have the freedom to add as many toppings and flavors as you can without being judged. Make yourself look like a professional froyo connoisseur by trying out one of these five froyo mashupsPlus, it’s never too cold to have froyo — enjoy these extreme holiday version froyo mashups all winter long.


February 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day


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You don’t have to go to Olive Garden to enjoy pasta when you have this super easy chicken alfredo recipe. And if you’re one of those people who think beer makes everything better, this fettuccine beer-alfredo recipe is just for you.


February 8

National Potato Lover’s Day


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Everyone should be a potato lover, especially since we now know this “unhealthy” food isn’t the enemy. We can now eat potatoes without feeling guilty, so try potatoes four ways!


February 9

National Bagels and Lox Day


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Who new bagels were so easy to make?! After you make your own homemade bagels, you can make these mini bagel breakfast sliders!


February 10

National “Have a Brownie” Day


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Don’t mind if I do. These easy tips for easy dorm room brownie baking are necessary for any college student. And don’t worry, you won’t feel guilty about eating an entire pan of these super healthy sneaky brownies.


February 11

National Peppermint Patty Day


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Trader Joe’s has some of the best peppermint patties ever that you can use to make peppermint patty shots!


February 12

National PB&J Day


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Feeling a little artsy? Try these creative twists on the traditional PB&J. And if you don’t have any bread in your pantry, you can always try one of these six ways to eat PB&J.


February 13

National “Italian Food” Day


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Italian food really does conquer all other types of food. College instant ramen will never be the same again with this cacio e pepe recipe.


February 14

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day


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Get ready for Valentine’s Day by checking out the best chocolate in the U.S.


February 15

National Chewing Gum Day


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Who knew chewing gum was so good for you? This ordinary candy really deserves a holiday dedicated to celebrating its mind-blowing benefits.


February 16

National Almond Day


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Almonds are the awesome due to their insane versatility. Speaking of their many uses, you can even make almond milk in your own kitchen.


February 17

National Cafe Au Lait Day


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What is a cafe au lait? Check out this very useful guide to coffee so you actually know what you’re ordering next time you visit your local coffee shop.


February 18

National “Drink Wine” Day


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You can sound like a professional by learning the wine lingo, or you can just settle for some wine flavored ice cream.


February 19

National Chocolate Mint Day


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Try these delicious recipes for homemade thin mints and double chocolate mint cookies to celebrate this awesome holiday.


February 20

National Muffin Day


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Banana muffins made in a blender? Life has never been easier.


February 21

National Sticky Bun Day


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One can never get enough of this sweet, gooey pastry. Try these recipes for cinnamon swirl rolls and sticky maple crescent buns. So easy, so delicious.


February 22

National Margarita Day


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Who knew you could make dessert bars out of margaritas?! And forget the hot cocoa, try this spicy margarita to warm you up in the cold weather.


February 23

National Banana Bread Day


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Check out these molten chocolate banana bread muffins from the students at Georgetown! If just normal banana bread bores you, you can try one of these creative twists.


February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day


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Make your very own tortilla chips and use them to make 5 ingredient chilaquiles.


February 25

National Clam Chowder Day


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You really can’t visit one of the coasts and not have a bowl of clam chowder.  University of Oregon’s special restaurant serves some of the best clam chowder on the west coast.


February 26

National Pistachio Day


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Add this healthy nut to your citrus salad and to your chocolatey dessert.


February 27

National Strawberry Day


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Take this Strawberry 101 course before you make these delicious strawberry cake kabobs. You won’t regret it.


February 28

National Chocolate Souffle Day


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Molten. Chocolate. Souffle. Yes. Please.


February 29

National Frog Legs Day

…for Leap Year. Get it?


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Although February may be the worst academic month ever with absolutely no vacations or three-day weekends, it really makes it up with all the awesome food holidays.

Because who needs breaks when you can have good food?


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