Week 31 of my US National Food Day Challenge is now over … 4 out of 7 done again this week, so again keeping to the objective of my challenge.  And all ‘healthy’ …

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of my quest!

January 7 – National Tempura Day

Too hard to make healthy and gluten-free, so rest day for me!


January 8 – English Toffee Day

Again, I thought this would be too hard to make healthy and gluten-free, so another rest day for me!


January 9 – National Apricot Day

2015-01-09 Apricot & cream cheese All natural apricot jam with some low-fat cream cheese spread, all on top of a whole-grain multi-grain corn thin.  Yummy!

 January 10 – Bittersweet Chocolate Day

So bittersweet chocolate is meant to be healthy for you – right?  At least those with a cocoa content > 60%?  So I made my chocolate prune bars (recipe here) and used bittersweet as the chocolate chips.  Very yummy, very fruity and very chocolate-y. Chocolate prune bars

January 11 – Milk Day

Couldn’t figure out how to make something with milk as the feature ingredient without just making another milkshake, so I sat this one out.


January 12 – Curried Chicken Day

2015-01-12 Curried chicken A simple recipe but yummy.  A mixture of chili powder, mustard and a splash of low-fat mayonnaise coating on the chicken, baked in the oven at 350F for 25 mins, served with veggies (see my sweet potatoes again?) – what more could you want?

January 13 – National Peach Melba Day

Ok, so the picture is terrible, but this is actually a peach melba smoothie.  I researched what peach melbas are, and I came to the conclusion that as long as there was peaches, raspberries and some kind of dairy component, that would comprise a peach melba.  So I made this into a smoothie and had it for breakfast today.  It was ok, but not something I’m going to do on a regular basis … 2015-01-13 Peach melba smoothie

 Coming up next week:

  • January 14: National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day 
  • January 15: Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • January 16: National Fig Newton Day / International Hot & Spicy Food Day
  • January 17: Hot-Buttered Rum Day
  • January 18: Peking Duck Day
  • January 19: National Popcorn Day
  • January 20: National Buttercrunch Day / National Cheese Lover’s Day / National Granola Bar Day

Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am! 

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