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Big Flavor Low Fat

Aug 5, 2023 | In Season Produce

Using fresh veggies and herbs is a fantastic way to add flavor to your dishes without relying on fat. Check What’s growing locally now and use it to make your meals delicious and healthy:

  1. Herbs and Spices: Experiment with a variety of herbs and spices to elevate the flavors of your dishes. Basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and mint are just a few examples of herbs that can add a burst of taste to your meals.
  2. Citrus: Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice can brighten up the taste of vegetables and salads without adding any fat. The zest from citrus fruits can also provide a refreshing flavor.
  3. Garlic and Onions: These aromatic ingredients add depth and richness to your recipes.
  4. Vinegars: Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and red wine vinegar can enhance the taste of your veggies and salads.
  5. Roasting and Grilling: Roasting or grilling vegetables intensifies their natural flavors without the need for added fats. You can lightly brush them with olive oil or use a non-stick cooking spray if needed.
  6. Broths and Stocks: Instead of using oil or butter to sauté vegetables, try using vegetable broth or stock.
  7. Marinades: Marinating vegetables and proteins in flavorful mixtures (e.g., soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and honey) can add delicious taste.
  8. Salsas and Chutneys:  Try making homemade salsa with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice.
  9. Fresh Fruit: Some fruits like mango, pineapple, and pomegranate can add a sweet and tangy twist to your dishes, complementing the fresh veggies and herbs.
  10. Herb Infused Water: Create herb-infused water using fresh herbs like mint or basil. This can be used for cooking grains or as a refreshing beverage.

By focusing on these flavorful ingredients and cooking techniques, you can create delicious and healthy meals that don’t rely on added fats for taste. Enjoy your culinary adventures!


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