When it comes to the food in the pantry, it’s important to have a great mix. There are so many different food types and cuisines out there that it would be a shame for your tastebuds to only experience the same foods. I challenge you to add more variety to your meals this year.
Whether it’s delicious treats or different cuisines, there’s plenty of variety worth bringing into your home. Here are some tips to bring more diversity to your household’s meals:
Explore new food cuisines
Have you tried Morrocan food before? Lebanese? Indian? Vietnamese? Try a cuisine you have not tasted before.
Be bold and try new-to-you food cuisines that have not been explored before. Go beyond the normal ingredients that are used in the food cupboard and expand your knowledge of different food types and ingredients.
Seek out recipes online
Speaking of ingredients, there are plenty of recipes online that you can recreate and try.
With many recipes and guides available online, especially on Pinterest, it will likely expand your pantry. Take this cajun seafood boil available here, as an example. Not every household may be accustomed to seafood, let alone the different types of seafood you can make. You can also dine at new-to-you restaurants that offer different types of foods than you are used to eating.
There are lots of resources from professional chefs to at-home enthusiasts. Take advantage of what they offer to those who are looking for some food inspiration.
Invest in spices and herbs
Spices and herbs are underappreciated in some households, especially when there’s not much experience in using them in the first place. Invest heavily in spices and herbs.
There are lots to choose from and in the average grocery store, there are shelves upon shelves of spices and herbs from around the world to buy.
Don’t be afraid to add more spices and herbs to your foods.
Opt for all color foods
Aim for all food colors possible. That way, the weekly household food intake is guaranteed to be a mix of all different types of food.
The more vibrant the color, the better. Fruits and vegetables come in a whole host of colors and are a great contributor to meal times.
Bring new dishes to the dinner table this year
As a household, it’s great to diversify your meals. With that in mind, get creative with the food types you buy and the recipes you try. It’s all helpful in providing a more unique food experience each time.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
She is passionate about creating helpful and meaningful things.