Have a Happy National Walnut Day!

May 13, 2024 | Justine Hoover

Oatmeal Cookies with walnuts

Sometimes in the mornings when I drive my children to school the radio announcer will tell us what we can celebrate that day. It may be a well-known holiday or something smaller. For example, today, May 13th, is International Hummus Day, National Crouton Day, and National Fruit Cocktail Day. We call it, ‘the day of the day’ and we get pretty excited about it.

I looked ahead on the calendar just a bit and found out that this Friday, May 17th, is National Walnut Day. I am excited about this one because we have been getting some questions this past year about using walnuts in our Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes. We try to keep our recipes flexible, so you can use what you have on hand or what you like. But this is not always helpful when many people have a lot of one ingredient on hand – like walnuts.

Here is a list of Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes you can add chopped walnuts to:

If you are finding yourself with some extra walnuts this Friday, enjoy them in one of these recipes.

Justine Hoover

Justine Hoover is a Registered Dietitian and mom who loves to cook for her family.

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