Friday, January 18, 2013
Step 3 for a Healthier 2013 - Try a New Healthy Food + A Delicious New Recipe!
One of the best ways to create a healthier you in 2013 is to expand the number of fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts and herbs you eat in your regular diet.
In fact, I recommend that each of my patients try 1 new food every week or two!
I have found through the years that many people eat a very limited number of foods on a regular basis. Often this happens because we fall into a rut . . . or because our children, spouse or partner's a picky eater . . . or because we eat for convenience and comfort . . . or because we "think" we would not like something.
Even the pickiest eaters, when willing to try, can find many new, healthy and delicious new foods to add to their weekly shopping list.
When I wrote my cookbook, OMG! That's Allergy Free?, I devoted the entire first chapter to the top 30 foods that I find the most healthy, delicious and nutritious. So I'm committed to finding or developing 30 new recipes to share with you to help you on your quest to create a healthier 2013!
To kick it off I chose to introduce a new recipe using quinoa. Quinoa was voted the most nutrient dense new food in 2013, so when I found this recipe I had to share it! It's so satisfying, and offers the flexibility to add any roasted veggies you like, so you can customize it to fit your personal tastes. If you like zucchini and tomatoes, add those; if you like eggplant and red peppers, add those. Be creative - you might even want to add a new veggie as well!
Because quinoa has a complete protein profile, this dish is really flexible. You can serve it as a one dish meal, as a main dish with a fresh salad and your favorite wheat-free crusty bread, or as a side dish along side your favorite grilled fish or poultry.