It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut. You find a few recipes you love with ingredients you love, so you make them over and over again. While it’s great to find foods you enjoy, it’s also nice to branch out every now and then. You don’t even need to try new foods to liven up your meals. You can add interest, zest, and excitement to the food you cook by changing up the foods you pair together. Check out these 10 funky food combinations that taste great, and add something new to your mealtime routine.
1. Chocolate and pumpkin
Pumpkin isn’t just for Halloween. Enjoy it any time of the year by pairing it with rich dark chocolate. Try our Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal for a tasty, warm breakfast.
2. Chocolate and avocado
Avocado is fantastic in baked goods. It adds creaminess, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Whip up a batch of Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies the next time chocolate cravings strike.
3. Avocado and wontons
If you’re looking for a vegetarian Asian-inspired treat, try Avocado Wontons. They’re crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
4. Bell peppers and honey
Most of us think of bell peppers as a savory snack, but they can also be a sweet one. Skinny Bell Pepper Chips are sweet, crunchy, and addictive.
5. Pumpkin and chili powder
Add some fall flavor to your chili by adding pumpkin. You’ll also be adding fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is vegetarian, but feel free to add meat.