Wellfie Wednesday Tip #146: Try Cooking Ethnic Foods

Happy Wellfie Wednesday! Welcome back! This week’s tip is brought to you by Patrick (@TheFuelPhysio) and is meant to spice things up in the kitchen, especially if you’ve been in a rut lately and bored with eating the same ole things.

My wife and I cook about all of our meals, I would say roughly 95% of what we eat comes out of our kitchen, unless we’re out of town of course. So needless to say, we’ve encountered a few episodes of boredom along the way, when we find ourselves constantly eating the same thing. As a side note, I recently started tracking our weekly dinner menus on Twitter, search the hashtag #BernerKitchen to follow along.

So earlier this year we started experimenting with some different ethnic food recipes. And it has been great thus far! For the most part. What is interesting is that you not only get to learn about different ways of cooking, but also how various herbs and spices mixed together create a very unique flavor. Don’t get me wrong though, we’ve certainly encountered some things we won’t be cooking again, but that’s okay! It’s all in fun of trying different foods. And know that I’m talking about ethnicity beyond Mexican and Chinese foods, we’re talking Greek, Tanzanian, Zimbabwean, Iranian, etc.

Now the only roadblock we occasionally hit is ingredients, as you would imagine some recipes calling for things I’ve never heard of or have no idea where to get, but you can make it work! Don’t let that stop you from being creative. And the best part is that most of the time cooking ethnic foods will lead to consuming more plant-based options! So it’s really a win win.

Go ahead and try cooking some ethnic foods and let us know how it goes! Thanks for all of the support, be sure to post your pictures this week and tag the WW crew members in your post (@TheFuelPhysio@Eric_in_AmERICa@FreestylePhysio@DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

- WW Crew