Try Something New! Spice Up Your Dinnertime Routine

Even if you’re a really adventurous eater and love trying new foods, you’ll probably find yourself in a food rut at some point. When we’re busy, stressed or tired, it’s normal to fall into a routine of making the same few things over and over again. While this is easy, it can also get a little boring.

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A simple way to combat this dinnertime boredom is to make small tweaks to your favorite recipes. You can often transform a dish into something totally new and different without much extra effort on your end!

Here are a few ways to make jazz up your dinnertime routine:

Try a new dip or sauce.

Drizzle this Tahini Greek Yogurt Dip on roasted or grilled veggies.

Tahini Greek Yogurt Dip

Top a burger or baked potato with this Broccoli-Cheddar Greek Yogurt Topping.

Broccoli-Cheddar Greek Yogurt Topping

Add some Cheddar Walnut Pesto to your next pizza or sandwich!

Cheddar Walnut Pesto

Try a new side dish.

If you don’t want to change the main part of the meal, make an effort to try a new side dish. Try a new grain-based salad like this Bulgur and Chickpea Salad with some grilled chicken or fish.

Bulgur and Chickpea Salad

Serve this Cheddar Bacon Broccoli Salad with a burger!

Cheddar Bacon Broccoli Salad

Try breakfast for dinner!

Just because something has eggs in it doesn’t mean you can only eat it at breakfast! Add some leftover chicken to this Whole Grain Quiche for a protein-packed dinner.

Whole Grain Quiche

Throw some leftover veggies into this Broccoli Potato Egg Pie.

Broccoli Potato Egg Pie

These are some fun easy ways to add new flavors to old favorites! Use these tips for some meals and also challenge yourself to try some totally new meals. You’ll be out of your dinnertime rut before you know it!

Looking for a few more fun recipes to try?

Make your plain grilled cheese a little fancier with this Cuban-Style Grilled Cheese

Cuban Style Grilled Cheese

Swap your boring, lettuce-based side salad for this Bell Pepper Salad

Summer Bell Pepper Salad

Use this Pesto Yogurt Dip for veggies or turn it into a sauce for chicken or dressing for a salad!

Pesto Yogurt Dip

Boredom Busting Dinnertime Recipes

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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