Thursday, October 21, 2010

Adding Some Spice to Life

Many of the foods I eat while dieting taste rather bland, so in an effort to make my food taste better, I began experimenting with different seasonings and spices. I realize that eating food that actually tastes GOOD may not be considered "hardcore" by many old-school bodybuilders, but if my food doesn't taste good, I'm less likely to eat it and more likely to want to stray from my diet.

So I want to share with you a few of my favorite things!

Land O Lakes

I just discovered these seasonings last week, and I. am. in. love. I've been using the Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan and Herb on my egg whites every night, and today I tried the cheddar on my ground turkey. That was prolly the best decision I've made all day.

Sharp Cheddar is my new best friend

Mrs. Dash

Mrs. Dash has been a good friend for several years. I especially love the Original Blend and Southwest Chipotle.

So many options for variety!


Not only does McCormick make a zillion different spices, they also have Grill Mates seasonings. My favorites are Montreal Chicken and Hamburger seasoning ... and I sprinkle them on my egg white omelets. Yes, they actually taste really good on eggs too!

Believe it or not, this tastes great on eggs!

With the onset of Fall weather, I've also begun randomly sprinkling pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon on my meals. Be careful with the pumpkin pie spice, though, because it's rather strong and can be overwhelming at times.

You can have pumpkin pie all year long with this spice!

Just because I'm dieting or limit my food choices so I can attain a certain look, doesn't mean my food can't taste good.

Which seasonings and spices do you use, and which are your favorites? I'm always looking for new ideas to make my food taste gourmet!


  1. Oooh you're talkin my language! We're big into spices in our house. (i'm jamaican, it's impossible not to be!) We put curry or jerk seasoning on chicken and meats, different hot sauces and peppers on...everything. I add ginger to a lot of things and it automatically makes the flavor more interesting. Also herbs help flavors out a lot. Basil, cilantro, rosemary, parsley, thyme...good stuff!!!

  2. Awesome suggestions, Dani! I'm gonna have to try some of those. J puts tabasco on everything, and I've just started adding green peppers to my meals. Yum!

  3. i love garam marsala on ground turkey...then i mash in a sweet potato..heaven.

  4. Email me your address Kari. Next time my mommy cans up a batch of her pepper sauce I'm sending you some. you and J will LURVE it....or....burn your mouth of and hate me forever. Either or.