Spices and Seasonings
If you are used to seasoning your food with salt, then doing without may take some getting used to it. But rest assured that there are many alternative ways to amp up the flavor of your food without resorting to shaking salt on it.
As an added benefit, many herbs and spices contain powerful antioxidants and other properties that are highly beneficial to your health. Below is a list of herbs and spices that can be used to replace salt on the dash diet to add flavor to your food.
Spices and Seasonings Recipe:
Basil: Basil is one of the most common herbs used in cooking. It has a slightly sweet and pungent taste.
Bay leaves: These sweet and aromatic leaves are often used to enhance the flavor of meats, stews, and other dishes.
Cardamom: Cardamom is a popular spice in Indian cooking with a peppery and citrusy taste.
Cayenne: Cayenne has a hot and peppery flavor that will definitely spice up a dish. Also called red chili pepper.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can help to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
Garlic/garlic powder: Garlic, whether fresh or in powder form, is a great alternative to salt as it not only enhances taste but has many known health-boosting properties.
Ginger: Ginger can be used either fresh or as a powder and in addition to adding flavor has many health benefits.
Lemon juice: A squeeze of lemon juice adds a fresh citrusy flavor that can enhance the flavor of many foods.
Onion powder: Onion powder has a strong taste that many people love, but use sparingly or its flavor can overpower a dish.
Pepper (black): You may think of salt and pepper as a dynamic duo but pepper is perfectly capable of standing alone. It will enhance the flavor of any dish. Choose freshly ground black pepper for a more distinct and intense taste.