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March is National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dieticians. The campaign encourages everyone to learn more about making nutritious food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.
The National Nutrition Month theme for 2022 is Celebrate a World of Flavors. This month celebrate flavors from cultures around the world while also nourishing the body and appreciating diversity. It’s a great time to expand your tastes by trying new foods.
I’m here to help you celebrate with a selection of vegan recipes inspired by different cultures.
Celebrate a World of Flavors
Check out this round up of recipes. Click on each link for the recipe.
These Asian inspired dishes rely on lots of veggies for flavor and nutritional value. And the Thai Welcome Tea is a fun hot drink.
Nori Rolls with Spicy Tahini Sauce
Add some spice to liven up flavors with these Mexican inspired recipes.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
I love curry recipes, savory with fragrant spices. Try one of these dishes inspired by India.
Middle Eastern Inspired
These easy hummus recipes bring a taste of the Middle East to your meals.
These tasty salads combines the flavors of chickpeas or pasta with fresh veggies.
Gluten Free Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Try this vegan version of a classic dish that originates in Hungary.
From freshly made pesto to vegan lasagna, these recipes draw their inspiration from Italy.
British & Scottish Inspired
Vegan shepherd pie and haggis rely on lots of veggies and lentils for their rich flavors. And the sweet treats from Scotland are excellent with a cup of hot tea.
Additional Ways to Celebrate a World of Flavors
Enjoy celebrating all month with these activities:
- visit cultural restaurants in your city to enjoy a variety of foods
- study cultural food traditions
- have a potluck dinner where everyone brings foods inspired by different countries
- read nutrition books and look through cookbooks for recipes to try
- create art inspired by your favorite cultural foods
- have a family meal with your favorite cultural foods
- create a recipe inspired by another culture
- try a new cultural food
- do a virtual cooking demonstration
- donate food to a local food pantry or shelter
- take a classic cultural recipe and give it a healthy twist
Favorite Cultural Meal
Did you find a new recipe to try this month, during National Nutrition Month? Which one will you try first? I hope you enjoy a variety of healthy foods in March to celebrate a world of flavors!
I’m always looking for new vegan recipes to try. If you have a favorite cultural meal that is vegan and preferably gluten free, share in the comments below!
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