Add major flavor without extra calories with these palate-pleasing add-ins.
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Super Herbs and Spices
Aside from being an incredibly inexpensive way to add flavor to food without the extra fat, calories, or sodium, herbs and spices can contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables. Check out these heavy-hitting superstars.
Think of parsley as an herb and a salad green. Italian parsley dressed with olive oil, salt, and a squeeze of lemon adds a refreshing contrast to rich grilled salmon or steak. Parsley and garlic form the basis for many easy no-cook all-superfood sauces: Blend with olive oil and oregano to make the Argentinian steak sauce chimichurri; chop with lemon zest for a Milanese gremolata; add anchovies and lemon juice and you’ve got a powerhouse salsa verde for fish; and blitz with walnuts for a twist on a tasty pesto.