National Bean Day is celebrated every year on January 6th. It was started in 2002 by the National Cookbook Association to help promote bean recipes and raise awareness about the benefits of eating beans for health, both digestive and heart-related.
Beans are also an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. The holiday has grown over time with many people participating each year – from recipe contests to cooking demonstrations at grocery stores nationwide! In this blog post, we will explore the history behind National Bean Day as well as how you can celebrate it in your own home this year!
History Of National Bean Day
National Day Calendar, a food-lovers paradise that celebrates all things beans. Recently they made their way into the office to research about this holiday while sampling some of these extensive varieties available!
National Bean Day Activities
1. Attend a Chili Cook-off Competition
The right kind of bean can make or break your recipe for the best chili ever. Beans bring unique flavors that are essential in any great tasting dish, but there is more than one way to get them just right!
First, off you should try looking at recipes and see what type they call on before buying anything- some use canned beans while others prefer dried ones; if using fresh homegrown produce then which vegetable do farmers recommend boiling up first? Finally, consider whether this will be something enjoyed by all members of the family – kids might not be too excited about a chili that has beans in it!
2. Perfect your baked beans recipe
If chili is one of the most popular bean-based foods for people to create their recipes, creating a personalized baked beans recipe comes in second place.
3. Come up with a bean-related craft idea
Dried beans are a great way for kids and adults alike to get creative. They can be used in arts and crafts, as well as recipes!
One of the best things about using dried beans instead of cooking up fresh ones from scratch? You don’t need any unusual ingredients or equipment – just buy what you need at your local grocery store’s baking aisle (or freezer section).
WHY DO WE LOVE NATIONAL BEAN DAY
1. There are so many different kinds of beans to try
So you’ve decided to celebrate National Bean Day by trying a few different kinds of beans? This is the perfect opportunity because, if so far as I know there are over 100 varieties available.
2. Beans are an economical source of protein
Beans are among the most cost-effective foods you can have. They’re packed with nutrients and provide a lot of bang for your buck!
3. Beans aren’t just for dinner
Jelly beans are one of the most popular candies around. There’s even a chili flavor! Boston baked beans are great, too but please don’t eat them before your next meal because they have lots of sugar in them which isn’t good for you if eaten on its own.
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