How To Spice Up Your Meal Prep
Did you know that there are so many ways to add flavor to your food without adding extra calories? There are! You don’t have to eat boring bland chicken or fish to be healthy.
Chicken and turkey are staples in my weekly meal prep, and it would get old really quick if I didn’t spice it up. I like to use a lot of dry spices to add flavor without calories, and I’m going to share with you a few of my favorites.
I use a lot of Ms. Dash spices on my food because it’s super versatile and has no sodium. I normally do add some sea salt or another spice blend with a minimal amount of sodium, but you can use the Ms. Dash by itself because they have so much flavor. It just depends on whether or not you want the added sodium. My favorite Ms. Dash blends are the Spicy, Southwest Chipotle, and the Chicken flavors.
Another staple spice blend I use is chili powder, cumin, garlic, and black pepper. This is a great Mexican flavor that I love to use on my ground turkey to give it some oomph. I’ll normally just cook the ground turkey almost like taco meat with this blend of spices and mix it with rice and some veggies for a meal, with maybe a little avocado for some healthy fat.
There are a few other things that I like to use to spice up my food. I use a tiny sprinkle of parmesan on my steamed vegetables to give them a great flavor, along with some garlic powder and black pepper. I also have a few go-to condiments as well that help break up the monotony of some of me meals, since I like tend to keep my meal prep pretty basic.
I love G Hughes Smokehouse Sugar Free BBQ Sauce. You’d never know it was sugar free. Mustard is also a good option, although I’m not a fan of mustard. Low sodium soy sauce, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar are other good options to use in your cooking and in addition to some of the spices I mentioned above.
So take these ideas and play around with adding some new flavors to you old recipes. You’ll be so glad you did!