Five ways to add flavour to your food It is a common misconception that healthy food is tasteless and boring. Well, if you’re living on lettuce and plain fish or grilled chicken and broccoli, that is plain dull! But that is NOT the way it needs to be. Eating good, healthy food should be a celebration of flavour and I can certainly share with you that none of the food I eat is bland or tasteless and it is all extra super healthy and good for me – helping me to be my best and feel amazing every day. Here are five things to add ZING and excitement to your food: Fresh herbs Add fresh herbs to everything possible! Try fresh parsley or chives with an omelette or scrambled egg. Chop tomatoes, peeled cucumber and avocado, add a squeeze of lemon juice and lots of chopped coriander or parsley – yum! Great to go with a plain green salad and meat/fish or if you chop the veges finely, it makes a great dip with
some wholegrain crackers. Get into growing your own mint – it is ridiculously easy!You can have a few sprigs in hot or cold water for added flavour or make your owntzatziki.SeedsEveryone always raves about nuts, but seeds are underrated (see my previous blog onthis) as they add flavour, texture and crunch to so many dishes. Dry-toast sesameseeds in a pan for a minute and then sprinkle on top of steamed veges. When youhave a salad, add a tablespoon of mixed seeds like sunflower, pumpkin and sesameseeds into the mix!WasabiOkay, not everyone loves the eye-watering effect, but if you do, you can enjoy wasabiwith far more than just sushi. Add a good squeeze to light sour cream or some lightmayo and serve this with fresh fish.Homemade balsamic vinegar dressingIn a jar mix 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 large teaspoons wholegrainmustard, 2 teaspoons runny honey, and black pepper galore. Put the lid on and shakeaway. Keep this in the fridge and use on top of salads (and my salads aren’t boring, Ipromise!ChilliYou don’t just have to use chilli to add to mince! When I make coleslaw I shredcabbage, grate carrot and then add finely sliced chilli and mint – it’s amazing. Whenstir-frying veges, add garlic and chilli flakes for an extra kick.