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New Year, New Plate

Strawberries in the shape of the year 2023 on a blue plate
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It’s that time of year again when you set a New Year’s resolution. You establish it with the best of intentions, staying consistent for a few weeks, but then give up.

Tomatokeftedes - Greek Tomato Fritters
Tomatokeftedes – Greek Tomato Fritters

So what will it be this year? A new hobby, playing an instrument, exercising or perhaps staying off our phones and gadgets for two hours daily?

This year, I propose that we switch things up a bit. Let’s keep our resolutions at bay and celebrate health differently. This New Year, let’s ‘Celebrate a World of Flavours’.

Trying different flavours of the world enhances one’s palate and knowledge about one’s own food culture as well as various other culinary traditions. Every cuisine offers dishes which incorporate foods from every food group. This allows you to try new dishes from across the globe while also ensuring you receive a range of nutrients needed for good health.

Here are a few ways to embrace global cultures and cuisines when planning your meals and snack throughout the year.

Bring the world to your table

Vary your meals to include favourites from around the world. Healthful options are available, even if time is limited. Online videos, cookbooks, and recipes from chefs around the world can guide you through the process of cooking.

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Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Sharleen Zacharia

Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.