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Who doesn’t love yummy food, and most of what makes that food delicious is all that salt, sugar, and fat. Things that we should have in moderation but it’s not always easy to cut these out of diet. Here are some tips on how you can limit the amount of salt, sugar, and fat in your diet naturally and still enjoy delicious food.


Mix spices and herbs with fresh citrus juice, vinegar or wine. Coat food thoroughly and refrigerate for an hour before cooking.


Add creaminess to your food with purees. Unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin purée or squash purée can sub for oil, eggs or sugar in some recipes for baked goods. Silken tofu purée stands in for dairy in dressings and dips. Soaked and puréed cashews add richness to soups and sauces.


Get your pan sizzling hot before adding chopped onions and other vegetables. When they begin to stick, stir in a splash of water or reduced-sodium broth.

Balance it all with Brightness!

Instead of adding salt to elevate flavors, finish with:

  • A splash of vinegar
  • A squeeze of citrus juice
  • A handful of chopped herbs

Engage the Senses with Herbs and Spices

  • Garlic adds rich, savory flavor
  • Aromatic herbs help build your flavor foundation
  • Chiles and chile powder stimulate the palate
  • Cinnamon heightens sweet flavors



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