If you’re getting started on your healthier eating diet plan, it’s going to be very important that you’re taking the time to pay attention to all the places where calories may be lurking in your diet plan.
Most people are not careful enough about watching the added ‘extra’s’ that sneak in and wind up taking in far more calories than they thought they would because of it.
Condiments are potentially the biggest of all culprits and if you aren’t careful, you could easily take in more than you had wanted.
Let’s go over the top five best condiments that you should be using to add flavor to your meals so that you can make sure to choose wisely rather than hinder your fat loss efforts.
First, you can’t go wrong with mustard. It’s pretty much calorie free as long as you stay away from the honey sweetened varieties and a little will go a long way.
It’ll instantly add some zest to any meal you use to prepare it with. Consider using Dijon mustard when possible for added kick.
Salsa is the next best condiment that you should definitely be considering. Salsa is loaded with antioxidants as it’s made from fresh tomatoes and other vegetables and will be very low in calories as well.
Furthermore, it’s a high fiber food, so will help to increase your daily intake there.
Finally, it’s very versatile and can work well on a wide range of foods from eggs in the morning to tuna at night to topped over a baked sweet potato at dinner.
Hummus is the next condiment to consider. As this one is made with chickpeas, it’s also very nutritionally dense and while it will supply a few more calories, it’s a great way to make a meal more complete.
You’ll get a very good dose of fiber by adding hummus to your day as well, so don’t overlook that benefit.
Pesto is the next healthy-fat containing condiment that’s a great choice for a number of different dishes and works far better than most commercially prepared condiments.
This one has heart-healthy olive oil in it, so if you have any worries about heart-health, it’s the one to be choosing.
Finally, while guacamole is slightly higher in total calories compared to some other condiment options, it’s a great choice because of the healthy fat content it offers. Prepared from avocado, this condiment will quickly put the brakes on your hunger level so that you can reduce temptation to go in for a snack in an hour or two and will also supply you with a high dose of vitamin E as well.
As long as you moderate how much guacamole you’re using, this can be a great addition to any diet plan.
So next time you need to liven up a meal that you’re preparing, make sure that you consider these condiments. They are going to be great additions to any diet plan to keep you on tract for success.