It’s easy to get into a routine of eating the same old things all the time, especially when you’re trying to eat healthy. This happens to me too, and when I get bored, I’m more likely to stray from my healthy habits. To keep food interesting, I make a point to buy at least one new or unusual item (I try to look for a fruit or veggie) every time I shop, whether I’m at the farmer’s market or grocery store. This helps to keep my interest and encourages me to make different meals using different flavors.
Last week, I saw these red walnuts at the farmer’s market. They cost a little more than I’d normally spend on nuts, but they’re unique color and crunch provided a much needed food pick-me-up.
I added them to this salad, which was a mix of lettuces with strawberries, cucumber, green onions, avocado, and purple basil (another “new” food). I think they’d be even better in a salad that lacked other colors, because the red would really stand out.
What kinds of foods have you tried recently that have perked up your healthy meals?