3 Recipes to Add Variety to Your Dinner Menu

Variety is the spice of life, but too often, people find themselves eating the same thing for dinner. Besides being boring to your taste buds, this can be unhealthy if your regular diet doesn’t include all essential nutrients. A joint study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard’s School of Public Health found that women who eat a variety of only nine healthy foods have a mortality rate 42 percent higher from common diseases than those who eat a variety of 16 to 17 items.

Fortunately, it’s not hard to add variety to your diet. Here are three easy recipes to help you expand your dinner menu.

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10 Sides Suitable for Any Holiday Gathering

When it comes to serving up holiday sides you have many delicious choices to make. Deciding on the perfect menu for the occasion is part of the fun of seasonal meal planning, don’t you think?

The following list features yummy ideas for things like salads and veggie dishes. Some are classics like Ambrosia Salad and Southern-Style BBQ Baked Beans… holiday favorites for generations. Others, like Pumpkin Stuffing, bring a bit of variety to the table.
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4 Delicious Mediterranean Foods that are Good for Your Health

The Mediterranean diet has quickly become not only a popular weight loss plan, but also a means to improve overall health. It’s a fact that in Mediterranean countries, populations have a significantly lower risk of heart disease thanks to the diet. Furthermore, Mediterranean foods and dishes have been linked to healthier weight, reduced risk of diabetes, and a host of other health benefits. While switching over to a complete Mediterranean diet may not work for everyone, adding just a few items to your grocery list can have a positive impact.

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