Essential oils can add a lot of flavor to cooking, but sometimes even a drop is too much for the dish. These spice mixes are an easy way to add a hint of additional flavor to your cooking with the help of essential oils! You may even enjoy adding a little to your plate if you like to salt your food.
One important thing to remember when using these spices—use them like you would salt. If you want more of the essential oil flavor, add more oils to the salt mixture, or add a toothpick or a drop of essential oil to the dish after cooking it.
Another tip: Make sure to use a slightly coarse salt (kosher salt and Himalayan sea salt are recommended). Do not use table salt—it will make these taste too salty. Also avoid the really coarse salt if you plan on adding more to your dish just before eating (unless you happen to like biting into large chunks of salt full of essential oil flavor . . . which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).
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Salads make a great lunch meal or a healthy side dish for dinner. A salad can be quite nutritious and easy to make. Here are some tips for quickly making easy, healthy salads:
While at the grocery store, grab the baby spinach or lettuce options that are already pre-washed.
Make sure to also buy salad toppings such as carrots, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, onions, peppers, tomatoes, peas, beans, nuts, and dried or fresh fruit.
As soon as you get home, wash and cut as many toppings as you can. Combine them into small bags (excluding items such as cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.) for a quick salad.
Make your own dressing (below is a recipe you can start with), and divide it into small condiment containers.
When it comes time to eat, just throw some spinach or lettuce on your plate, add a bag of toppings, add extra toppings that are better not prepared ahead of time, such as cheese, tomatoes, fresh fruit, etc., and add a small container of your homemade dressing.
Then, sit back and enjoy this healthy meal that only took a few minutes to prepare!
Check out this healthy version of a Greek pita! However, if you like the bread, just assemble the ingredients into a pita, including the lettuce. The leftover tzatziki also makes a fantastic vegetable dip!