Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Meals

If someone asked you what you ate yesterday, and your answer was somewhere along the lines of coffee, salad, and yesterday’s spaghetti, then keep on reading. We’re going to talk about great ways to implement spices and spice blends into your meals for a healthier, tastier day. Some of these will be simple and quick, while others give you a chance to cook and bond with the ones you love. Food has the power to make us feel awesome or just plain bad. In fact, lack of food/calories can have the same effect, but it usually teeters toward the bad feelings.

Incorporating more spices in your diet can actually make eating more enjoyable. Not all flavor comes from salt, sugar, and fat. The natural herbs and seeds of our world have the power to fight disease, improve your mental health, and more! Every meal counts, and for this reason, I’ve split this post up by meal of the day. If you want to find out more ways you can spice up your life, come visit our experts at the Spice Hut!

 

Breakfast:

Cream Cheese

  • Add a teaspoon at a time of your favorite sweet or savory spice to a tub of cream cheese until it’s just right!
  • Shmear onto a nice, toasty bagel
  • Dip pretzels or crackers for a snack, alongside some orange slices

Oatmeal

  • Add a teaspoon at a time to your oatmeal (I put about 2-3 teaspoons of spice to every 1 cup of oatmeal).
    • My favorite: Spiced Cider (delicious with baked cinnamon apples

Lunch/Dinner:

Pizza Bites

  • Preheat the oven to low broil. Spread some butter onto an English muffin. Spread marinara sauce onto the halves. Sprinkle a ½ teaspoon of your spice onto each muffin half. Put about a ¼ cup mozzarella (I like the Daiya brand) onto the muffins. Put pizzas onto a baking sheet and let broil in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Keep an eye on them! Let cool and eat up!
  • You could even pack these for lunch for the next day to reheat at work or school. Plus, kids love them!

Quinoa or Rice Bowl

  • Make your rice or quinoa and simply add it to a pan with 2-3 teaspoons of spice and a dash of oil with your favorite veggies and protein! Stir fry and enjoy!
  • This is a great item to meal prep ahead of time for the week!

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