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Spicing Up Low Fat Meals

Healthy foods have been known to have a bit of a bland taste to them and that is because we have so many foods with additives in them. This means when you are offered the choice of having something without a lot of flavor, as opposed to something with lots of flavor, most people will choose to have flavor and plenty of it.

If only the taste of healthy foods were more appealing then maybe everyone would pick to eat healthier, more often. Some people might think there is no hope but the solution is very simple and is located in most of our kitchens. The solution is adding herbs and spices to help change the taste of the food.

Herbs and spices can take bland food and make it a very enjoyable dish and there has even been research to prove that it can helplow-fat-meals consumers eat less. Herbs and spices have zero calories and this means you won’t overeat in the calorie department.

Spicy foods in general have been said to fill you up faster and cause you to eat less than you normally would. So, that means you can eat tastier healthy foods, without any extra calories, and can possibly lose weight from eating less of it. That sounds like a win to me!

So, you are probably wondering how to go about adding herbs and spices to your healthy foods. It is actually based on taste preference. Some flavor combinations will be a hit or a miss, depending on the individual so it is wise to play around with them and see just what tastes good to you.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Give those plain veggies a new attitude with some lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and some rosemary
  • Make that turkey burger taste like a beef burger by adding some pasta sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano
  • If you are making chili and you need some more kick, add chili powder, garlic, oregano, paprika, and thyme
  • Start you day with a smile by adding some cinnamon and some vanilla extract to your oatmeal
  • If you are eating carrots, sweet potatoes, or squash, try adding some cinnamon, ginger, and olive oil

Keep in mind that these combinations don’t have to be tried all at once. Maybe one spice or herb will be just enough for you at a time but the key is to have fun with it and in the process, your body will be getting the nutrients it needs.

And remember, some spices such as cinnamon also lower blood glucose levels as well.


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