3 Ways to Add Flavor With Very Few Calories
By Genevieve Cunningham
When many of us think of eating healthy, we imagine the worst, most boring foods possible. We imagine bland, flavorless menus. We imagine things that taste like cardboard. While it’s true that some healthy foods lack in the flavor department, a healthy menu does not have to be boring! If you need a way to keep your diet both healthy and tasty, take a look at these easy additions to almost any meal.
Onion is a great way to add flavor, and the best part is that there are different onion flavors to choose from. Not fond of the strong white onion flavor? Try a sweeter yellow onion or a mild purple onion. Don’t like the texture of regular onion? Try adding raw green onion as a side or chopping them up and putting them in your favorite dip. Along with improving the flavor of your meals, onion can also bring healthy benefits such as a quick and easy boost to the immune system.
Garlic is known for its pungent odor and flavor. If you’re OK with that, then this is a great option for adding a little flavor to your favorite dishes. Garlic can be added to almost any kind of food. It’s great in Mexican food, delicious in Italian, and goes with almost any kind of meat. Just make sure to dice it up teeny tiny to avoid a mouthful of garlic. Along with the boost in taste, garlic also serves as an antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and an antibiotic in your body.
Add Some Spice
What better way to add flavor than to spice it up with some peppers? Chop up some of your favorites and throw them in your favorite foods. Chili peppers, cayenne, jalapeno, anaheim … all of these peppers are delicious and will make for a serious infusion of spicy flavor! And for a healthy boost, peppers have also been known to speed up your metabolism and get those calories burning for a healthier body overall.
Who said healthy has to be boring? It definitely doesn’t, especially when it comes to flavor. Use these foods and ideas to keep the menu bursting with flavor and the health benefits coming. Before you know it, you’ll have a delicious range of foods to choose from and a body that’s healthier than ever before.
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