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4/30/12 11:04 A

Oh man! There are so many food blogs out there! With just a few clicks you can find recipes you've never thought of, write-ups on ingredients you haven't tried, everything! A lot of these blogs can be really specific too--like raw food only, paleo diets, weight-watchers, locavores, gluten free, on and on. There's millions of them.

I try to buy new foods every time I'm in the store--a fruit I've never tried before, or a veggie I haven't seen in a while. Often following the sales is an easy way to spice up your pantry.

Also, smoothies! a tasty, different way to get a huge dose of vitamins and proteins, without having to actually sit down and eat another salad/fruit bowl :)

VEG_GIRL04 Posts: 2,653
4/30/12 10:07 A

I'm in this boat as well. I love food and it's my love language - so I need to keep it interesting. I like checking out different blogs, the spark people recipes and just walking the super market. I've found some really awesome ideas just looking through the organic and international food aisles. By doing this, I've started really changing up both my lunches and dinners, and started a love affair with greek yogurt, spaghetti squash and anything by Amy's Organic!

CHAIA24 Posts: 5
4/30/12 9:55 A

Thanks so much for all of the tips!

4/27/12 4:53 P

I have been reading a ridiculous amount of different healthy food/cooking blogs and have found SOOO much inspiration from their recipes! I highly recommend If not for her collection of recipes, to at least spark some creativity in you. It definitely helps to have a very open palate to different veggies and cultural foods, that's what helps me not get bored. I'm constantly looking for new ways to prepare favorite items like chickpeas: I love hummus, love falafel, but seasoning/roasting chickpeas and adding them to my salad that way instead of just raw? Amazing! They taste like croutons to me. So explore outside of spark and get creative!

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/27/12 4:00 P

I have kind of learned to accept a certain amount of food boredom. It's not necessarily a bad thing, for me. It helps me to de-focus on food as a major event in my life and to focus on eating foods that are more nutritious/within my calorie range. When my food gets too boring, I go to Spark Recipes and try something new or I try a new variation of something that I currently eat. Sometimes, even switching up a cooking method is enough to get me out of a serious rut. Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. For me, it's time to get out the barbecue! Barbecued lean steaks, chicken, etc. are going to be a welcome change from the same things cooked in the oven. I also eat different things as the seasons change. For example, I eat sweet potatoes more in the winter, corn more in the summer, watermelon in the summer, dried apricots in the winter, soups in the winter, more salads in the summer, etc.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 4/27/2012 (16:16)
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4/27/12 3:06 P

I check out the spark recipes and search for other ones online that I think I and my family might like. I always like to throw something new in with what we usually eat. I totally get that feeling of food boredom. Good luck

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4/27/12 3:06 P

I agree plus I hate to cook

CHAIA24 Posts: 5
4/27/12 3:00 P

Every week I make a menu to guide me through all of my meals. By thinking ahead, I'm able to vary my diet, cut down on overshopping at the grocery store and save time during the week. But lately, no matter what I do, I'm so bored with my food! This has happened before, and it tends to go away, but I wanted to ask my Spark community: what do you do to get out of a food rut?

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