Flavoring Foods The Healthy Way.

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Healthy Ways to Flavor Your Foods

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There is nothing like sitting down and enjoying a nice home-cooked meal. But the problem with many persons in this day and time is, they are eating foods which have been prepared with high levels of salt that is working against their health.

Many have the mistaken belief that foods have to be seasoned high in order to give it flavor when this is far from the truth. I believe the time has come to bring clarity. This was a lesson that I learned many years ago when getting a physical checkup.

I was also told that highly seasoned foods are not good though they may taste good and that there is a  healthier way we can prepare our foods that is mouthwatering without adding that extra salt.

Flavoring foods the healthy way

In many of the articles that I have written pertaining to health, you would notice that I give a lot of attention to herbs. Since I found out about these wonders of nature, that is what I call them, because they are so beneficial they are to us

Herbs are packed with vitamins, have healing properties that can help fight disease, and can give your foods that added flavor without adding too much salt.

Added benefits

These are the added benefits of using herbs, Our bodies need an intake of vitamins why not get that daily intake the natural way by making herbs a part of your diet. Boost your immune system, by taking advantage of herbs. Keep your body strong by delighting in herbs.

Herbs that give our Foods that WOW

Here are some great choices you can try, I am sure you will love them, as they give your foods that added flavor which will keep family and friends coming back for more of your scrumptious meals.

1.Thyme.

2. Basil.

3. Rosemary.

4. Chives.

5. Garlic.

6. Bay leaves.

7. Oregano

Homegrown herbs

Here are a few links that help in starting your own home garden, it is such a wonderful feeling when you can eat from your own garden because you get to grow them yourself without any harmful chemicals and you get to save a few extra $ also. Growing indoor edible plants,  Garden herbs that contain healing wonders, How to grow herbs, home garden success made easy

Bug Control

While it is true some herb repels bugs, there are a few that may find your home garden appealing, so follow this link to find safe ways to grow your herbs, with insecticides that are safe to use. Organic insect control.

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Great tasting foods do not mean that it has to be high season, by adding more herbs you will give your foods that WOW while receiving all the benefits, herbs have to offer.

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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

10 thoughts on “Flavoring Foods The Healthy Way.”

  1. I like the idea of naturally flavoring foods. I cannot have a huge sodium intake, so we eat mostly fresh meats, vegetables, and fruit. We rarely eat canned, packaged, or frozen foods. I do use a LOT of garlic pepper. So I am going to use your suggestion with natural herbs. I think we will get a little more variety and flavor with our foods. I never really thought about it 🙂

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    • Hello my dare friend, so good to hear from you, I hope all is well with you and your family. I agree with you, I try to stay away from canned, packaged or frozen fruits and veggies myself. Herbs do work wonders and can really give your meals that added flavor beside the other health benefits that you would be getting.

      So keep eating healthy, glad that I could help. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  2. I have all these herbs in my cupboard and I try to acquire them fresh when possible- you can really taste the difference then. I’m quite a fan of heat also and find that cooking with chilli, oil and vinegar really gives food some flavour. It’s a shame that it is so difficult to get naturally flavoured food these days. I wish there were fast food restaurants selling this type of meal.

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    • Hello Mark so good that you have commented, hope all is going well with you. Herbs sure do make a big difference and I can’t imagine life without them. I love cooking with them myself, especially rosemary, basil, thyme, garlic and chives. If fast foods were selling these type of meals, that would really be great and that would also be a lot of nice healthy meals. But the good part is that we can prepare these kinds of meals from our kitchen to enjoy. Thanks again, wishing you all the best and keep eating healthy my friend.

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  3. Thank you for a very informative article. I have cut all sugar and salt out of my diet as far as I know. I do miss flavoring my food with salt, pepper, butter etc. I have never thought about using herbs before. I’m going to give it a try.

    Thanks again,
    Pete

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    • Hello Pete it is so good to meet you, herbs do work wonders and can give your meals that added flavor the healthy way. Glad that i could help, all the best to you and have a good night.

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  4. Thanks for spreading the word about natural, healthy, homegrown food, Norman! I’m a total believer in growing your own food and I always love to read more on the subject wherever I can. Thanks for the great article.

    I’m also a big believer in the use of medicinal herbs. Do you use or write about herbs for their healing properties?

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    • Hello Holden Diftner it is so good to meet you and it is good to know that you are a believer in growing your own foods. I love herbs I cook them because of their great flavor and all of that other good stuff so I want people to know how beneficial these herbs are. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

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  5. I battle arthritis and I began eating more fresh whole foods and find my inflammation not as bad. I am still a work with my habits but for the most part eating a more plant based diet has helped tremendously. i haven’t started to grow my own herbs or veggies yet as it is cold out but it’s my plan to begin a garden this year.

    I was wondering if these herbs can be steeped for consumption. I would love to begin drinking my herbs as well. Is this possible to steep them or blend them? Garlic and thyme are my favorite herbs to cook with. My wife tried a window sill garden but never went through with it. This year I plan to follow through with an all natural grow. One last thing what is your favorite herb out of them all!

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    • Hello Shannon so good to meet you, I am sorry to hear of how you have been battling with arthritis. but it is good to know that what you are including in your diet is bring you relief. You can blend or steep them but the taste may be a bit too strong.

      It would be good however to use them in freshly prepared salads or lightly steamed vegetables. My favorite herbs are garlic, rosemary, chives basil and thyme. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

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