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Add Flavour To Meals The Low Calorie Way

Have you ever signed up to a new diet plan and been told to cut out all the sauces, only to be left with bland chicken breast with plain vegetables? I’ll be honest, sometimes we do just need a meal with that ever so delicious aioli or chicken caesar sauce, but the truth is, if you are on a weight loss journey, fancy sauces like this over time could just be the deal breaker between losing weight and not.

Does that mean you have to have plain and boring protein and veg forever? Heck no! Cue the wonderful world of herbs and spices! When it comes to spicing up our meals (see what I did there ;)) herbs and spices are grossly underrated! They can add so much flavour with little to no calories. An absolute winner in our books!

We’ve picked out some of our favourite herbs and spices pairings so you can easily get cooking and experimenting with them yourselves! The below list is by no means exhaustive, feel free to experiment and even try some new ones and if you have any favourites of your own we would love to hear them!

Baked Vegetables

Italian Herbs and Spices Mix
A staple pantry mix!

Sweet Paprika + Cumin
A smokey bittersweet flavour



Fresh Mint, Parsley or Dill
These are great to add individually to any salad for and extra burst of fresh flavour

Red Meat



Ground Basil


Dukkah - great on Salmon

Fresh Parsley or Dill
Again, for a great fresh flavour


Smoked Paprika + Cumin

Cayenne Pepper or Red Chili flakes
Great if you like a bit of spice!

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