A big YES to Penzey's spices! They have some wonderful blends including several salt free ones. Forward is my favorite go-to general blend; if you want more herby, Mural of Flavor is really good. They even have a BBQ blend that is only 35mg sodium/serving and quite tasty. And if you are adventurous, try some Tsar Dust on your pizza. (not a hot blend) Different, but really good. My son lets me know if I forget to add it! You can also sign up for their catalog that includes a LOT of good recipes, excellent descriptions of the herbs and spices, and frequently a coupon.
I've started using fresh squeezed lemon juice on a lot of foods lately. And my husband hates anything healthy so I have been spicing things up with cayenne and he has been more open to eating different things that way.
I can't eat regular food; but my daughter is a chef and she use different kind of thins to give great taste to the food w/out calories and I like the smell of the food she cooks. My husband like her food.
7/4/2011 1:59:33 PM
My favorite way to cook fresh green beans is to steam them just a little (still should snap) then sprinkle with lemon juice and Parmesan. Simple but so good.
I like various seaosoned salts. I keep regular seasoned salt as well as cajun seasoning. The extra spicy seasoned salt is so good on grilled corn on the cob!
Another great seasoning is one at health food stores called Vegit. It is a low-sodium seasoning with great flavor; I love it on baked potatoes. Spike is another good one but is saltier; they have a salt free version of Spike but I don't care for it.
I just learned a new use for lemon juice... I am not very good at eating fruits, I am more of a veggie person, but I just got home from France and over there we ate apple and banana slices with lemon juice over them. It was delicious and now I crave it here at home!
Another spice I can't live without (and it may not be so healthy because it does have salt in it), is garlic pepper salt. It's wonderful on most anything, particularly cooked veggies. Sometimes it is hard to find in regular grocery stores, so check out your local drugstore or even the Dollar type of stores, that is where I get mine.
This article is fantastic, I will have to try some of Bryn's suggestions in cooking for my husband who I am trying to cook healthier for (less fat and sodium). Will check out Bryn's website too, and will save this article to my spark favorites.
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