Five Low-Calorie ways to add flavor to your food
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. Here are some of our favorite products that add flavor to food…without blowing your calorie budget!
1. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strips. These add a ton of flavor to a salad without spiciness, and they are great to mix into rice for an easy side dish. Find them near the pickles and olives in the condiments aisle.
2. Minced Fresh Garlic and/or Onion. These are basic flavors that go with just about anything. Try sautéing an onion with some garlic, salt, and pepper, and adding it to rice or quinoa for the easiest ever side dish or add the mixture to your eggs in the morning.
3. Dry Ranch or Italian Dressing Packets. Sprinkle over veggies before you oven-roast, mix into veggies that you’re sautéing, or sprinkle over steamed veggies after they’re cooked. You can also use these as a dry rub for your meat before grilling
4. Salsa. Use as a salad dressing for a taco salad, mix into rice for a Mexican rice side dish, and of course serve with tacos or fajitas of any sort.
5. Dijon Mustard. This takes every wrap or sandwich up a notch without the calories of mayo. Use on a burger or in a salad as part of the dressing. Use as a dip for your pork chops or ham. And again, stir into any starchy (rice, potato, quinoa) side dish for unexpected flavor.
Honorable Mention: The Kernel Seasonings Popcorn Seasonings! They come in a variety of savory and sweet flavors, and depending on the flavor, they are delicious on everything from meat to raw veggies to potatoes to salad to fruit!