Five Unique Food Items To Try That The Entire Family Will Love

Posted on December 3, 2013

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Unique Food Items

Many of us get into the routine of preparing the same meals over and over again. Cooking new dishes doesn’t have to be time-consuming and stressful. If your family is bored with the usually food in the kitchen, the following five food items will be sure to spice up meal time:

1. Flavored Olive Oil

Cooking with olive oil might be a regular occurrence in your home, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There is a plethora of flavored olive oil to choose from. Lemon olive oil is great for cooking with chicken and fish. It adds a different taste than the normal seasonings you use. Roasted garlic olive is a great option for many pastas and Italian dishes. Whatever flavor you like, different olive oils will bring a new taste to your food with no extra effort.

2. Curry

Curry powder is a special blend of herbs and spices that will totally change the look and taste of any dish it’s added to. Although most know what curry is, many don’t try cooking with it for family dishes due to it’s strong taste. Curry isn’t just for Indian dishes, but is great in chicken salad and a variety of casseroles. Try using curry powder as an ingredient in a sauce for vegetables for a different way to eat it. It’s much healthier than Ranch dip, providing strong antioxidants.

3. Fried Dill Pickles5 Unique Food Items To Try

Just purchase your favorite type of pickles, add a little breading and you can easily make deep fried pickles. There are several kinds of mini deep fryers that can be purchased for home use. While eating deep fried foods should be done in moderation, this is a fun, flavorful snack that anyone who loves pickles or fried foods will enjoy.

4. Edible Bowls and Utensils

Eating out of edible bowls for dessert or a snack is not only something fun the whole family will enjoy, but it will save on clean up time as well. Edible soup bowls made out of bread have been popular in restaurants for several years, and have evolved to include those made of pretzels as well. There are also cones and edible spoons made of blue corn, a variety of whole grains, graham crackers, and even chocolate. These options make it great for almost any meal you can think of.

5. Exotic Fruit

Getting your family to eat healthy every day seem nearly impossible. Many exotic fruits are not only packed with antioxidants and other good things, they look very unique and colorful. They can be eaten alone or used as a garnish for a variety of dishes. Dragon fruit is one that your whole family will love, with a bright pink exterior, and white with black seeds on the inside. It looks good, tastes good, and is very healthy.

Encouraging your family to try new things in the kitchen will help them to eat fun, interesting and unique food items that can be very healthy for them. Using these five items is a great way to get started, and doesn’t take hours to prepare.

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