Add 1-2 tbsp of Whipped Cream cheese to pasta sauces, gravies, meat and pasta/veggies etc to add a CREAMY RICH flavor and consistency. This will turn a regular tomato sauce into "Tomato Alfredo" ; and impart a creamy taste when cooking vegetables, meat, and pasta with no sauce.
The Spice House (Milwaukee, Chicago)
Nearly 90% of what we call taste is actually what we smell.
If you have a "trigger food" or binge item, one thing that helps me is to decide only to eat one type. I'll have a small serving of strawberry ice cream but say no to every other flavor or brand, just to keep from eating it except as a special "treat." Make a decision it is not worth it unless you have your choice - choose to say no otherwise.
When my jar of cinnamon was nearly empty, I added some Splenda to it and relabeled the container. It's so easy to grab it and shake a little of the mixture into coffee, tea, oatmeal, cottage cheese, pop corn, or on top of toast ---to add a little extra flavor to otherwise bland foods. Yum!
Burn a few extra calories by using a black pepper grinder. You keep your hands and forearms stronger with the benefit of fresh seasoning. In fact, opt for fresh herbs whenever possible - the flavors will help you feel satisfied with fewer calories!
When out & about, it's hard to take actual lemon juice with you to flavor water. TrueLemon packets are crystallized lemon juice and are individual-portion-sized. Just dump 1/2-1 packet in your water & you've got lemon water. Usually find it in juice aisle next to lemon juice. Helps when not near a water filter.
I had been battling HUNGER as I try to get back on track, and I remembered that a low calorie, filling, flavorful soup can help with that. I begin with canned tomatoes, stewed, diced, whatever I have, add Italian seasoning, then add low calorie veggies, such as onions, cabbage, okra, squash, and eggplant. Whatever you have on hand. Once it is all cooked in the tomatoes and spices, everything seems to go together, even if you didn't think it would at first. This is filling, flavorful, lo cal