Sometimes, a simple snack (or meal) needs a little flavour to make it seriously tasty.
Unfortunately, that can mean a swipe of butter or a sprinkling of sugar, which can increase your calories quickly.
Here are 10 simple flavour ideas that all contain less than 10 calories per teaspoon, so you’re getting maximum flavour with minimal impact!
Chopped fresh chillies
Add red chilli to stir fry or scrambled eggs or jalapeños to salads and stews.
Fresh lemon juice and rind
Squeeze over salads, vegetables, meat, fish, cold pastas or avocado on toast for a fresh kick. It also doubles as an awesome salad dressing when combined with olive oil or tahini.
In my house, this gets added to everything – baked veggies, warm salads, stir fry, pasta, etc.
Chopped fresh coriander
A great way to jazz up curries, lunchtime wraps, salads and meats. It looks great as a garnish as well!
This is the perfect addition to any soup! If you’re feeling a little under the weather, pop some in a cup of tea.
Ground black pepper
It’s a humble classic and works well in just about anything.
Add this to Greek yoghurt, porridge, baked apple slices or banana on toast.
Sprinkle over fruit, baked vegetables or pop some in your banana smoothie for a flavour kick.
Another great one to add to yoghurt and porridge. Pick up vanilla extract (rather than essence) or vanilla pods.
Delicious in salads or sparkling water with a slice of lime and cucumber.