Get Spicy!

Posted on Feb 14, 2021


Many people use butter, salt or oil to enhance the flavor of the food(s) they eat. However, butter, salt and oil can help a person put on pounds… Is there a good alternative for flavor enhancement? How about spices and herbs?

If you’re trying to lose weight, spices and herbs can help. Many are anti-inflammatory and can increase your metabolism. Look for extracts that are pure unsweetened extracts. Also consider minced or jarred items containing the item itself with just water and minimal salt– and no added oil. Some good things you can use to spice up your food include ginger and garlic.
Making a stir-fry? Try adding toasted sesame seeds. Heating up soup? Add some bay leaves for flavor.

If and when you like your food HOT and spicy, try adding cayenne pepper, ground white pepper, whole peppercorns (or ground), or ground Jamaican allspice. If you love salt, try using Himalayan pink salt– the small grain variety. And if you just like adding some flavorful additions to your meals, you can add cinnamon, clover, curry powder, or nutmeg.

What are some good herbs that enhance the foods you eat? Basil, cilantro, dill weed, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme are all healthy choices.

Other ways to add flavor to your meals include using leeks/onions, lemon juice, shallots and scallions.

All too often, people reach for “what’s there.” So, if the fridge has butters and oils, and there’s white table salt around, too, they’re going to automatically use them. Why not make a couple changes at your house or apartment? Buy and try a couple spices and herbs and see what you like. You might discover that you absolutely love basil leaves on your pizza or cinnamon on your morning toast. There’s a world of flavor available to people beyond the typical butter, salt and oil mainstays!

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