Are you slowly getting tired of preparing the same meals and using the same ingredients over and over again? If the answer is yes, then it is high time you stepped up your meal prepping game with some of our simple, but effective tips below. You don’t need to come up with new meals every day, sometimes it’s enough just to add a different spice or a dipping sauce to breathe life into your meals. Working around the clock can kill your creativity in the kitchen, so check out our list containing different spices, sauces and oils that can transform the flavor of your meal from plain to just perfect!
It is possible to add more flavor to a meal with the help of herbs and spices such as turmeric. This yellow root spice is not only a great flavor enhancer, but it is also well known for its health benefits. Apart from chicken or soups, you can use turmeric even on pancakes to add more colour and flavor, and they will taste amazing. Its taste is often described as earthy-sweet, even though some people claim it doesn’t have a taste at all. Depending on what group you belong to, turmeric can add more colour to your meal or transform it with its distinctive taste. Turmeric latte is our recommendation for all the brave gourmands out there.
For all meat-lovers, and especially the ones who prefer eating pork, a flavor-boosting spice that you can season your meat with is rosemary. Whether dried or fresh, its earthy flavor and sweet smell complements the strong roasted meat aroma. You can even use the needle-like rosemary leaves as a part of your plate decoration. A pro tip: fresh rosemary can be kept in the fridge for about 1 week. Its taste is peppery and piney at the same time, and it pairs well with olive oil, garlic and lemon.
An unconventional, but a great addition to your meals. With its grassy or earthy flavor, it is a perfect choice for salads, pasta or even cookie bars. You can start with fewer drops to see how much oil you actually want, and what is the optimal dosage that works for you. According to OrganicCBDNugs, the recommended dosage for adults is about 20 drops. If you like the scent and the flavor of the oil, why not incorporate it into your meals? Not only is it beneficial for your food and health, if you want to use it on your face, it can also have numerous benefits on your skin.
Classic Pesto Sauce
This one will make everything better, not only pasta. A lot of people only eat pesto sauce in combination with pasta, but this sauce can be mixed with different salads, meat or even pizza. Have you ever heard of pesto pizza? Although it is high in calories, with basil and garlic as its core ingredients, pesto sauce is also rich in flavor and texture. If you want to follow the tradition, switch up between different types of Italian pasta. As far as its benefits are concerned, pesto sauce contains antioxidants and healthy unsaturated fats from vegetable oil and pine nuts.
Another must-have flavoring on our list is vanilla. It is mostly found in different desserts due to its sweet taste – cookies, brownies, smoothies, ice cream, you name it. Only a drop or two of pure vanilla extract adds more depth to the desserts or coffee and represents an effortless flavor upgrade. Spice up your latte with some vanilla end enjoy the sweet smell in the morning. You can even make your own homemade vanilla extract, if you find the time to follow a simple recipe.
Leave a comment below if you know what is the perfect way to add flavor to insipid or boring meals? For instance, traditionally, pesto sauce should be eaten with pasta, but there are more untraditional ways to discover its full flavor. Don’t be afraid to experiment or break the rules when it comes to cooking. Mixing and matching different flavors doesn’t always mean you will ruin the taste, but maybe you’ll discover something that will appeal to your palate more.