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Add Flavor to Your Food for Zero Calories

September 7, 2011
Garlic and Parsley, oh my!

   Clove a Day Keeps the Doctor Away     Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

And I’m not talking about artificial sweeteners!  Some of the most flavorful additions to our meals can have zero (or close to zero) calories and zero sodium (put the salt shaker down!).  But many people are intimidated by using spices in their cooking, or even in quick 5 minute dishes; however one piece of garlic or sprig of thyme can make all the difference between Blah and Booyah!  You can add spices to any meal:

Breakfast: Add cinnamon to your oatmeal or any fresh herbs to an omelette

Lunch: Add basil to your sandwich or sprinkle some fresh dill on a salad

Dinner: Add garlic and ginger to any stir-fry or bake some potatoes with rosemary, garlic and olive oil

My article, Spices for Flavor and Health, focuses on three spices in particular: garlic, ginger and cinnamon.  Each spice has a description of their health benefits (did you know that cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetics and lower blood pressure?) along with a few quick and easy recipes to integrate them into your everyday dishes.  Tasty and easy, a winning combination!

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