While I eat a wide variety of foods, including fruit, vegetables, protein and different types of grains, I will admit that I have certain standbys I stick to. I wouldn’t say I am in a food rut because I am never bored with my food. But, I have fallen into the easy trap of rotating the same old standbys. It makes meal planning and grocery shopping easy.
I am on a mission to try new recipes, or old recipes with new ingredients. I love pretty much any kind of food (other than maple syrup). Here are some of the ingredients and recipes I want to try in the near future:
Kale: this superfood has been on my radar for a long time, but has intimidated me. Plus, I always forget about it at the grocery store when I automatically grab for spinach.
Spring Rolls: I love fresh spring rolls from Thai restaurants and think they could be pretty easy to make at home.
Sushi: I have been craving sushi lately, but it is just too expensive to eat regularly. I would love to learn how to make it at home!
Soba Noodles: I am always interested in new grains to keep things interesting. I see some seared ahi over cold soba noodle salad in the works!
Sweet Potatoes: I have had sweet potatoes at restaurants and purchased frozen sweet potato fries from the grocery store. This week I purchased my first real sweet potato (kind of embarrassed about this fact), chopped it up and roasted it for 20 minutes in the oven. I topped it with non-fat Greek yogurt, green onions and salt and pepper. It was perfection! There will be a lot more sweet potatoes in my future.
Indian Food: Not sure what I would make, but sounds like a fun project!
What foods should I be trying? What are you loving right now?