Adding More Variety To Your Family Diet

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Running a family is hard, as are any additional tasks you have to keep up with, perhaps even a career on top of everything. For this reason, managing your day-to-day affairs can be tough, and it’s totally understandable as to why you might take shortcuts. For example, you might hire a cleaner or clean less frequently than you would when childless, or you might carpool with your next-door neighbor, or enlist your children into helping with chores around the house.

Cooking food for our family can take time, too, and it can get quite expensive. For this reason, many families rely on the same cycle of meals throughout the week, or over the course of a fortnight. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this – frozen pizza, fries and dip sauces can be filling, even if it might be lacking nutritionally.

However, if you want to improve the general health of your family, or help them feel more adventurous with food, adding more variety to your family diet can be key. But how do you do that without taking up much more time and expense on a weekly basis? In this post, we’ll discuss that and more:

Switch Up Your Carb Intake

It’s very easy to rest on the carbohydrates you’re used to. After all, carbs tend to be the cheapest ingredient to bring into your kitchen, and serve as a vital component of many meals. That said, if you find yourself eating the same pasta, the same rice, or potatoes, it can be healthy to switch that up. These dan dan noodles work with many sauces and as such are naturally versatile. You may also limit your carbs from time to time, such as making a morning omelet instead of toast and eggs, or a salad poke bowl instead of a rice bowl.

Consider Home-Made Sauces

Any home cook that can cultivate a beautiful sauce of their own making has real bragging rights. This might be a rub sauce you used to marinate meats, or it might be a finishing sauce. A simple approach with garlic, chopped carrots, soy, and perhaps a couple of other spices could make a difference. Consider some sauce resources, or resauces if you’re cool, to spice up your mealtimes tremendously.

Rotate In-Season Vegetables

To the extent that you can, it’s good to rotate in-season foods that may be available. Heading to your local grocer as opposed to purchasing flown-in supermarket options can be healthier for you, offer better produce, and absolutely save you money. It will also help you determine how to properly cook with what may be available, widening the amount of meals you’re comfortable with making. That might sound simple to achieve, but with a little trial and error the challenge does help you become robust in the kitchen, even able to whip up healthy meals despite having little in the cupboards before your big food shop.

With this advice, you’re sure to add more variety to the family diet, and benefit as a result.

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2 Responses to Adding More Variety To Your Family Diet

  1. Jodi Hunter says:

    Thanks for this incredible post.

  2. Kara Marks says:

    Good suggestions!

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