Keeping Variety in Your Meals

One of the pitfalls of eating easy to fix healthy meals every day is getting into a rut of having the same foods quite often. This is one of the things that trips up so many people and causes them to break away and eat high fat, low nutrition meals more than is good for them. With a bit of imagination and research, recipes for tasty dishes to add variety to your meals can be found.

Many of the recipes you can find are simply new ways of fixing common vegetables, meats or fruits. Vegetables lend themselves particularly well to different ways of preparing them. You might think of salad as being mostly lettuce and cole slaw being mostly cabbage but there is a large number of ways to change what goes into these simple, healthy dishes.

Here is a very different, tasty twist on cole slaw:

Brussels Sprout Slaw



A quarter cup of olive oil

2 tablespoons of white vinegar

A tablespoon of honey

A minced garlic clove

A teaspoon of spicy brown mustard


A pound of shredded, fresh Brussels sprouts

Half a cup of dried cranberries

Half a cup of toasted, slivered almonds

Half a cup of Parmesan cheese, grated


Put the oil, vinegar, honey, garlic and mustard into a small bowl and whisk until well blended and smooth.

Put the shredded Brussels sprouts, cranberries, almonds and cheese into a bowl and mix together. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss until well coated.

As you can see, this is not your ordinary slaw. It is different, tasty and packed with nutrients. With this recipe and many others you find, you won’t have to eat the same boring vegetables all the time. You may find you look forward to fixing healthy meals when you can give a new twist to ordinary dishes. Collect recipes like this and keep them handy as you will want to use them often.