My Favorite Ways To Spice Up Healthy Food

Many people equate eating healthy to bland food and being miserable. But guess what? Healthy food doesn't have to be bland and boring. I'm NOT a great cook whatsoever, but since eating healthier and eating more fresh, non-processed foods, I've at least learned the basics and have found some easy ways to add flavor to my food without the excessive calories.

Here are a few simple ways you can spice up your foods, especially meats:

*Herbs and spices (my favorites are sea salt, garlic, onion powder, pepper, and oregano)
*Pre-made seasonings(Mrsh. Dash, taco packets, etc.)
*Marinades (using vinegar, oil, lime juice, etc.)
*Low sugar/calorie condiments:
  -low sugar ketchup
  -mustard
  -siracha sauce
  -hot sauce
  -sugar free bbq sauce

My personal favorites:

For burgers-
Weber's Blazin' burger. We use this every week for Friday night burger night. Just  use about a teaspoon for a pound of beef and mix it in.


For chicken-
My favorite way to cook chicken is to marinate and grill it. I usually use a marinade of vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, and low sodium soy or teriyaki sauce.

I also love using pre-made seasonings for when I cook it on the skillet or the oven, like this one:


Or using a home made seasoning mix like this one, which is one of my faves:
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tsp chili powder
4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt

Check out my Pinterest board for some more great chicken recipes! 
For ground turkey-
I love taco seasoning for turkey. I sometimes use a lower sodium taco seasoning, but most of the time I just use a homemade taco seasoning. I don't measure, just throw in a bunch of onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. This is my favorite for when I'm lazy or for when I make crockpot chicken, since it's pretty much all natural ingredients:

As far as condiments go for me, I pretty much use ketchup ALL the time(yes, it can be high in sugar if you're really being strict, but for me, it's not a big deal). And for when my chicken turns out bland, all I do is add a bit of this bbq sauce for some flavor. It's sooo good!




What are you favorite ways to add flavor to food?

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