LHI Tip of the Week – Try a New Recipe!

If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know

Trying a new recipe is fun, exciting and can possibly even take you on a trip around the world! Different foods and flavors will ignite your taste buds and introduce you to ways you can incorporate new foods into old dishes, or old foods into new dishes. What if you’re one recipe away from finding your family’s new favorite meal?

It’s not hard to find a new recipe; they’re everywhere, on Pinterest, in magazines, probably even in a cook book that’s shoved behindImage your pans. New recipes will allow you to add variety to your weekly menu. There are also many cooking techniques that can be learned from trying new dishes. You may even come up with your very own dish with unique flavors and cooking approaches.

Trying a new dish doesn’t have to be a bold leap into the culinary world if you’re not ready for it. There are simply ways to add variety to your old favorites since you already know what you and your family are comfortable with. If you eat chicken regularly, try making the same dish with fish or just vegetables. Rather than beef patties, try making turkey burgers. Choose one new food or spice at the grocery store each time you shop and incorporate it into one of your usual dishes.

“Variety is the spice of life” and this is in the most literal sense with food. Try at least one new recipe a week! Make it a meal that the whole family will enjoy together.

Here are three different recipes to try before the end of the 10 Week Wellness Challenge!

Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta








Baked Tomato with Quinoa, Corn & Green Chiles








Chopped Kale Salad with Edamame, Carrot & Avocado



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