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Don't Be Afraid of Spices
September 16, 2015, by Rebecca Jackson
Are you trying a new healthier diet and finding it boring? How many times can you really enjoy chicken and broccoli?

TONS OF TIMES! There are so many spices at our disposal that we can make healthy meals taste amazing every time.

Personally, I love sweet, so cinnamon is a big spice in my kitchen. I can add it to plain greek yogurt, put it on top of an apple or banana, add it to granola, great time of the year to put it on cooked squash or pumpkin or even sprinkle it on top of brown rice.

Cayenne Pepper is also a great spice to have around. Try putting a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper on your hard-boiled eggs or tunafish. It's a great way to give any drab vegetable dish a kick.

Cumin and turmeric also can really add to a vegetable dish. Try caramelizing some onions and garlic in those two spices first, and then add in whatever other vegetable you have on hand. Mmmmm.

Next time you are trying to saute some veggies, google different ways to cook them. Recently, I started cooking my vegetables in sesame oil (just a tablespoon) instead of olive oil. It adds just a tint of something different. Most of my veggie dishes also have salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes too.

Happy Eating!

Have fun & Be Active!
Rebecca from Build it for Life
Written by:

Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca is the Founder of Build It For Life.

Rebecca Jackson is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She is a working mom who believes that exercise should be part of everyday living. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington.