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Being More Adventurous in the Kitchen.

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So many of us stick to the same five or so meals on rotation. You might have pasta every Monday, or burgers on Fridays. It’s very easy to fall into routines when it comes to food, especially when we’ve got children or fussy eaters in our households. It’s easy to stick to things that you know that everyone likes. When you are in a rush to cook and barely have time to sit together for meals, it’s easy to go to the meals that you know that you can cook up quickly. Eating the same things also makes food shopping easier, and can reduce waste. 
But, it’s certainly not all positive. Eating such a limited diet can lead to problems with weight, allergies and intolerance, and unhealthy relationships with food. It can also be rather boring. 

Eating a more varied diet is excellent for your health and wellbeing. It can mean that you are more likely to try different things and less likely to have digestive issues. Being more adventurous can also make eating out easier and more enjoyable. But, if you are stuck in a rut, becoming more adventurous can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you. 

Start Slow

Introducing massive changes straight away can be overwhelming. Your food bills might grow out of control, you might not have the time to enjoy cooking, and too many new flavours at once can put your family off. Instead, start small. Eat your family favorites six nights a week, and add something new on the other night. Or, start adding new ingredients to meals that you love. 

Cook From Scratch

Cooking from scratch is the easiest way to be more adventurous in the kitchen. You can add new flavors to family favorites, and try twists on classics. You can tailor your new culinary adventures to your family's tastes. 

Have a New Meal Day

Make a big deal out of that one day a week that you try something new. Get in our favorite dessert or have a family movie night after dinner. Turn new meal day into something special, and you might all start to look forward to it. 

Try to All Eat the Same

If you’ve got young children, it can be tempting to cook them basic, easy foods when you are trying something new. But, this can lead to bad habits as they get older. Make it your goal to all eat the same foods, or at least to get the kids to try anything new. 

Read Food Blogs

Food blogs and recipe websites are a great way to discover new meals that real people are eating and cooking. They are a fantastic way to find new meals and ingredients, but also recipes that are easy to follow, and work well. You could try authentic Cuban ropa vieja, or learn how to make something that you’d never have thought of. 

Ask Your Friends and Family

Your friends and family are other excellent sources of recipe ideas. Ask them what they enjoy, and think about the meals that you eat in restaurants. 

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