Fruits & Vegetables
Spice up your life with some of these flavorful secrets to enhance the flavors of your favorite foods. This week we're focusing on fruits and vegetables!
- Cook sliced, unpeeled apples in a saucepan or microwave until tender. For 4 apples add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweetener to taste. (Try with pears, too.)
- Combine 1/4 cup each o plain low-fat yogurt and unsweetened applesauce. Add 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice and sweeten to taste.
- Sprinkle grapefruit halves with cinnamon and a small amount of brown sugar. Broil until bubbly.
- Saute fresh sliced peaches, apples, or pineapple (or a combination of the three) in a nonstick skillet with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a few drops of vanilla extract.
- Broil banana halves after sprinkling with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Try cinnamon and orange peel on cooked carrots.
- Dill weed is delicious on cooked broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots.
- Lemon peel and pepper spark up any cooked vegetable.
- Cooked spinach is delicious with a hint of nutmeg and garlic.
- Pumpkin pie spice is delicious on cooked squash.
- Add a small amount of imitation butter flavor to skim milk and use as a topper for a baked potato.
- In a nonstick skillet, cook chopped tomatoes, eggplant, onions, and green pepper with garlic powder, oregano, and pepper.
- Saute sliced zucchini in a nonstick skillet. Sprinkle with dill weed, salt, and pepper.
- Sprinkle tomato halves with garlic powder and oregano. Then bake or broil.
- For a Mexican treat, cook cabbage, tomatoes, onions, and green pepper with cumin and garlic.