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Fat-Free Flavor Makers

Food Fitness to Nourish Your Body

One reason we enjoy high-fat foods so much is that fat adds flavor. When the fat is reduced, however, you have a wonderful opportunity to use spices, herbs, and condiments that have intriguing new tastes to offer.

Spices Herbs and Toppings

If you haven't tried some of these before, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the effect they can have on your taste buds. Keep a good assortment of the following on hand to flavor-up your fat-reduced recipes.

Flavorful Ideas

  • Lemon, lime, and orange juices.
  • Lite soy sauce and less sodium teriyaki marinade sauce.
  • Low-calorie fruit spreads.
  • Red and green onions or shallots.
  • Salsas -- all types are low in sodium and fat.
  • Chutneys -- mango, peach, and others.
  • Fresh cilantro, parsley, or watercress.
  • Fresh or dried herbs, from basil to thyme.
  • Curry powder, fines herbes, cajun seasoning.
  • Bottled hot pepper sauces.
  • Salt-free herb seasonings in a variety of flavors.
  • Lemon-pepper and garlic-pepper seasonings.
  • Reduced-calorie or fat-free salad dressings.
  • Mild-flavored vinegars, such as balsamic, rice, or raspberry.
  • Fresh garlic.
  • Grated fresh ginger and horseradish.
  • Grated citrus peel (lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit).
  • Mustards in many types, from mild to hot.
  • Fresh or canned chili peppers, from mild to hair-raising.

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