It’s easy to fall into a rut at mealtime. Most of us know what we like, we get the same food at the grocery store, and cook the same meals. Even if we’re eating healthy, when we circulate the same foods, we run the risk of boredom. As soon as you get bored, you may start craving foods that aren’t so healthy.
Use a day this week to expose yourself to new taste profiles and textures. Whether you’re keeping up with the Fall Challenge or not, here are some great reasons to try a new recipe this week.
Expanding Nutritional Variety
When you expand the foods you eat, you can expand the positive nutrition your body gets. If the new food is a fruit, vegetable or grain, the natural phytochemicals (sometimes called cancer fighters) from the plants can improve your immune system while adding important nutrition.
Setting a Good Example
Parents and grandparents who try new foods will raise kids who try new foods. Kids, after all, deserve to experience a variety of interesting flavors so that they will grow up to be mindful eaters who appreciate everything on their plate.
Eating Out Less
Research has shown that eating at home means better quality nutrition. The kitchen can become your favorite room of the house when you become interested in cooking and trying new foods. If you see a new food at the grocery store or farmer’s market, don’t be afraid to check out how to cook it and then give it a try.
Discovering New Flavors
We all enjoy different flavors and textures in food so trying new foods is an edible discovery. Farmers markets are great for this, as you can sometimes find unique foods that are native to the area.
It’s all about enjoying the food that you eat and feeling great about how its nutrition strengthens your body. There’s virtually no risk, so look for a new recipe you wouldn’t normally try (or come up with your own) and see what you think!
Share the new recipe on our Facebook page, our private Facebook group, or by emailing* us to get a bonus entry into the drawing for prizes.
*By emailing your recipe for the challenge, you are agreeing that it may be posted on our website or shared with our newsletter readers.
Weekly bonus challenges coming up…
Week 4: Invent your own Oxycise position.
Week 5: Oxycise with a friend or loved one (including a pet)..
Week 6: Share a picture of yourself Oxycising in a Halloween costume.