I saw a friend's mom dip her fingers in a bowl of water and sprinkle it over her salad, then she would season her salad. I now do the same, and I use a mixture of different spices to add flavor. The water gives the spices and seasonings something to stick to, without turning the salad soggy!
SAVE clear plastic jars... esp the big ones from BJ's and other warehouse stores. Use for storage. We have various size jars with adhesive tape, pet supplies, pens, small toys, xtra spices, batteries, play jewelry in EVERY room of the house. Dust free, water & pest resistant, easy to find and look nice when lined up together on a shelf. Eliminate furniture, gain floor space. Win Win. Ask friends who work at day care, church etc to save containers. Easy peasy when its time to move or declutter.
Not drinking enough water? Most people should drink at least 8 cups of water daily, but for various reasons some fail to do so. Here's a little secret that is a sure fire way to add an extra cup of water, if not more with no hassle: Add hot spices (not salt) to your food or perhaps make a small but spiiiiicy side dish! Try Tabasco sauce, chili powder, Cajun seasoning or spice curry! Be creative! :)
The Spice House (Milwaukee, Chicago)
Instead of using gum and breath mints...that have additives and various forms of sugar..I use whole cloves or a tiny piece of cinnamon bark for fresh breath. One bottle of cloves or cinnamon from a discount spice store lasts a very long time! Much less expensive than other breath products and healthier than chemicals. Additionally, there are some interesting articles written on the healing properties of these spices..maybe its not all folklore?
The same 4 or 5 (Healthy) ingredients can turn into a wide variety of dishes with slightly different flavor profiles. Experiment with different herbs and seasonings- like basil, rosemary, garlic and others. The possibilities are endless! Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. Spice it up!
I find a lot of low-fat/low-cal, otherwise healthy recipes can be under-seasoned and bland. Additionally, many people become so afraid of "added" fats that they cut out oils and dairy that isn't fat-free. I have always joked that "Butter is what makes food taste good!"
I buy spices I don't use very frequently from the organic bulk food section. While they may cost a little more per pound, I spend .50 cents on a couple teaspoons I know I'll use rather than $10 on an entire jar I end up throwing away!