Having a varied diet is extremely important to achieving and maintaining good health. Veggies, fruits, meats, spices, herbs, nuts, legumes, seafood – there are literally thousands of foods we can eat and tens of thousands of recipes that mix flavors and nutrients in so many ways that we should never be bored by our diet.
That said, cooking takes time and life demands lots and lots of our time. It is easy to fall into the same old, same old.
Let’s make cooking foods, and especially cooking different types of foods, a MAJOR priority.
A varied diet makes life better. It makes sure we cover our bases nutritionally, but it also makes us happy. New flavors, new textures, new recipes that taste delicious are the stuff of life.
Here are three delicious recipes to add variety and nutrition to your diet.
Picadillo is a traditional Cuban chili. You can make it with less spice (cut back on the cumin, chili powder and garlic) and the children will love it.
Picadillos have some spice but also sweetness. This can be served over rice, quinoa or in a flatbread wrap. Click here for the recipe.
Spring rolls are quick and easy to make. You can fill them with all kinds of vegetables and a variety of herbs an spices. When we get those spring roll cravings we do just what I want to share with you today.
Here is a vegan recipe for some good Thai style spring rolls with a sweet red chili sauce. Click here for the recipe.
Spaghetti squash, garlic, arugula and shrimp are nutritional powerhouses that go wonderfully together in this entree. Serve the shrimp over the squash with the arugula salad (though really you could serve it with the shrimp on the salad and the squash on the side…or you could mix it all together…and enjoy! Click here for the recipe.