Transforming Your Health in the Kitchen: Curated by Tastemaker Kevin Curry

There are two rules for maintaining a healthy diet: First, you need to make lifestyle changes and commit to building a healthy relationship with your food and body—no quick fixes. Second, the only ingredient NOT allowed in the kitchen is BOREDOM. In this collection, I introduce lots of variety as I encourage people to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. I also emphasize the relationship between food and mental health—something we're only just beginning to understand.

Transforming Your Health in the Kitchen: Curated by Tastemaker Kevin Curry

    Here is one of my all-time favorite recipes

    I first came across shakshuka during my travels (remember when we could travel?) and instantly fell in love with the dish. So, of course, when I got back state-side, I had to find a way to put my twist on it. Fusion recipes are a great way to do just that—and they combine the best of two worlds!

    Seasonal eating

    Not only is it more sustainable, which is something we don't think about too much when we're in the grocery store, but it's incredibly beneficial for your health. Plus, seasonal foods always taste better!

    Ginger — a low-key superfood

    You've probably had some ginger tea or something to that effect when you've had a cold. But it's such a versatile and overlooked ingredient that you can (and should!) be enjoying more ginger even if you're feeling great because it can help keep you that way!

    My struggles with depression are no secret

    But what most people don't realize is that I struggle with seasonal depression, specifically in the summer. Whether the warm weather brings you down or you get the winter blues, I round up my five top tips for beating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

    5 Ways to Beat Summer SAD

    5 Ways to Beat Summer SAD

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    What to Eat when feeling low

    It can be challenging to take proper care of ourselves for obvious reasons, but here, I share how someone can maintain a healthy diet even when that feels like the absolute LAST thing they want to do.

    My Mediterranean diet fav

    I chose to include this recipe because it has everything I love about the Mediterranean diet in one dish. Lots of protein, lots of color, and lots of flavors!

    Try a vegan dish

    I'm very passionate about challenging folks to get out of their comfort zones and try new (healthy) things. That's why I've rounded up seven vegan recipes for those who would never think about going plant-based. These recipes are 100% vegan, but I promise you could fool even the most dedicated carnivore with my Red Curry Chili!

    Challenging your notions about food

    Another thing I'm passionate about—really, this is what Fit Men Cook was built on—is challenging notions people have about food. Like dessert, which is practically a dirty word in health and wellness circles. Finding healthy ways to enjoy the food we love is the surest way to build a positive relationship with your body and diet. So bring on the chocolate!

    Try an unconventional recipe

    Would you ever eat crickets? I would! That's why I'm including this somewhat unconventional recipe. Crickets are not only an excellent source of protein; they're also much more sustainable than traditional sources. And they taste great, believe it or not!

    Inspired by my childhood

    Lastly, this is a recipe that's near and dear to me. Not only is it a soul food recipe inspired by my childhood and culinary roots, but we made this one in response to the re-emergence of the BLM movement in 2020. Here's a dish that brings folks together, which is what breaking bread is about: community.

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    Kevin Curry, author of Fit Men Cook, fitness expert and social media sensation with millions of followers and millions of downloads on his app, shares everything you need to live a healthy life each day—from grocery lists to common dieting pitfalls to his ten commandments of meal prep—as well as his personal story of overcoming depression and weight gain.