Having difficulty shaking the salt habit? Try adding spices, seasonings, or herbs instead of table salt. Another good alternative is flavored sea salts. The flavors are more pronounced and you won’t need half as much as you usually use. Recently I found an even better solution than flavored sea salts. I was sent packets of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends to use and review. The views and opinions of this product are entirely my own.
After my recent scare with hypertension I have really made an effort to pay more attention to the sodium in everything. Baking as often as I do eating non processed food and lots of veggies and fruit is a must. Boring, bland food is more likely to trigger a backslide than anything else so I am also open to expanding my savory horizons.
In my class we just started the chapter on nutrition and the importance of reading labels. I always bring in products to give my students a portion size visual aid, and have them read the labels. They were shocked to find out how much sodium was in a popular seasoning mix.
These Healthy Solution Spice Blends are the perfect solution; they are salt and sugar free, and boy do they smell good. The first one I tried was the Pork and Poultry Rub. I really like the recipe suggestions that are included on the packaging; it takes the guess work out of how to use them. The chicken wings I prepared were very tasty and had a slightly sweet taste to them. Who would have guessed that cranberries were listed as an ingredient on the label? How great would this blend be for your holiday poultry?
I served my wings with penne pasta, veggies, a light Alfredo sauce and garlic bread. Please check out their website www.spiceblends.com to find out about their Spice Healthy Eat Healthy Club and the recipes. I’m really looking forward to sampling more of these blends.