TIPS TO ADD FLAVOUR WITHOUT EXTRA KJS
If you want your meals brimming with flavour, don’t grab the salt shaker or sauce bottle. Try these healthy alternatives!
This yellow spice is a natural anti-inflammatory and is rich in protective antioxidants. Add ground turmeric to curries or other savoury dishes for great flavour, or use the pulp from the fresh root in smoothies.
Cut down on salt by adding vitamin C-rich lemon juice to your cooking to enhance the flavours. Add it at the end of cooking time to minimise the loss of vitamin C. Or use the zest as a refreshing garnish.
Add a teaspoon or two of tasty mustard to accompany your roast meat, chicken or fish. It’s low in kilojoules and you don’t get the added sugar and salt found in most store-bought bottles of sauce.
Herbs add loads of earthy, salt-free flavour to winter soups and stews. Those with woody stems, such as rosemary, sage and thyme, last much longer than their leafy cousins.
A splash of balsamic vinegar added when roasting root vegies gives a delicious natural sweetness. And the acidity of the vinegar helps to slow the digestion process and lower the glycaemic index of a meal. This means it keeps you feeling full for longer.
Did you know that chillies are high in vitamin C? You may not want to take a bite of one just for that, but try using fresh or dried chillies for a flavour punch rather than pouring on sugary sweet chilli sauce.