The annual American holiday National Ants on a Log Day was created in honor of the popular snack of the same name. Celebrated every second Tuesday in September, in 2022 it falls on September 13th.
The holiday started in 2014. At that time, two companies from the food industry applied to register the second Tuesday of September as Ants on a Log Day.
The appetizer itself is a very interesting dish. A stalk of celery is cut into two halves (this is the log itself), spread with peanut butter (log bark) and raisins (ants) are placed on top. The result is a plain and simple snack, but very tasty and, most importantly, healthy – there are no harmful ingredients in it.
Each component of the snack is very useful. Celery improves digestion, cleanses the body, and accelerates the recovery of damaged cells due to the high content of antioxidants. Peanut butter contains antioxidants, B vitamins (strengthens the nervous system) and many fatty acids that give the body energy. Raisins compensate for the lack of iron in the body and are an excellent source of B vitamins and minerals.
- Peanut Butter & Co, a peanut butter maker, and Duda Foods, a health food company, decided to celebrate this snack.
- In America, this snack is often given to children after school to replenish the energy spent during the day.
- If you don’t like peanut butter, you can replace it with soft cheese, chocolate fudge, or grated banana.
How to take part
Gather all your friends or celebrate this day in the family circle at the table, on which these useful ‘logs with ants’ will surely lie. Put this lovely snack in kids’ lunch tins. In addition, you can try to experiment and create a snack that looks similar, but from other useful elements. Create a post about the importance of healthy eating on social networks and share with your friends!
When is National Ants on a Log Day celebrated in 2022?
National Ants on a Log Day is observed on the second Tuesday of September each year.