Spice Is The Variety Of Life

There has been an impression for some time that healthy food is flavorless, bland, and even off-putting. We all know a salad is better for us than a hamburger, but because it has more flavor, we go for the burger, or so the idea goes, anyway. But there is no reason that this needs to be the case. Any food will become more exciting with the addition of a little spice.

People will always be keen to point out that, while a grilled chicken breast may contain less calories than a family bucket from a fried chicken outlet, it just doesn’t taste as good. And while this is only a matter of opinion, the fact of the matter is that perceptions do matter. 
However, if you marinade that chicken breast with herbs and spices, though, the taste can change considerably, and be a lot more fun. Likewise, you may get bored with eating tuna salad in your sandwiches, even though tuna is far from tasteless. But if you add a little spice when you make the tuna mix, you'll find that there's a variety of different tastes that add very little, if anything, in the amount of calories. Paprika, pepper, cayenne... the list of pepper varieties goes on. The addition of some finely chopped-up jalapenos may make it even more interesting if you have the stomach for them. And these days, the bottles of sauce on the supermarket shelves goes beyond just steak sauce and ketchup – additions like piri-piri and teriyaki are a welcome break from the norm.
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