We all know what it’s like to eat a bland meal.  Unfortunately, sometimes the blandest food is the best for us.  The leaner the meat, the less tasty (generally speaking).  We add fat and sugar to our meals to improve the taste, but there is a better way:  Seasonings!

Seasonings and spices add another dimension to our food.  Seasonings can also be incredibly beneficial if you prep your foods in advance.  The right seasoning in the proper amount can help preserve the taste and make your food much more enjoyable out of the microwave.

Today, we dive into three of our favorite seasonings.

Garlic Salt

Garlic salt literally goes on nearly every meat that I cook:  Hamburgers, chicken, pork, etc.  For me, garlic is a staple in making my food more enjoyable.  The herbal flavor it provides is unlike anything else I’ve tried.  Specifically, garlic salt adds the flavor that many foods need and it can be used in conjunction with other spices as well.

Steak Seasoning

Steak seasoning is composed of peppercorns, salts, and other herbs that bring out the best flavor in red meat.  However, you aren’t limited to steaks with steak seasoning.  Again, burgers, chicken, or pork may benefit from steak seasoning depending on the theme of the meal and the supporting cast of dishes.  This is another versatile seasoning that serves well in many entrees.  

Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is for more than tacos.  The star of this seasoning is usually the cayenne pepper.  Adding taco seasoning to lean meats, peppers, and onions can make for a fantastic fajita or burrito.  This seasoning is an absolute must for me and perhaps one of my most used seasonings.

Closing Thoughts

Today’s article is short and sweet (or maybe spicy?), but we want to give you some tools for your chef’s toolbelt.  It is important to have meals that are healthy and that you enjoy.  Seasonings can add a great deal of flavor without adding large amounts of calories.  It’s important to watch your sodium, but in moderation, seasonings can be a great way to spice things up.

Do you have a favorite seasoning or brand that is your ‘go-to?’  Share with us in a comment below and until next time.. Stay moving!

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