Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Schwartz Top Herbs and Spices Tips for Reducing Salt and Saturated Fat in the Diet

It's World Salt Awareness Week and Schwartz, the flavour experts and the UK’s leading herbs and spices brand, has teamed up with UK nutritionist, Azmina Govindji, to create a series of delicious and healthy family favourite recipes, made with herbs and spices that are low in salt and saturated fat. I'll be back to share them with you in a separate blogpost in just a second but, first, here are some great tips for reducing the salt and fat content of your meals. Before we start, do you know how much salt and fat you should be aiming for in your diet?


Azmina’s Top Herbs and Spices Tips for Reducing Salt and Saturated Fat in the Diet:

1. Rich deep flavours from garam masala, cumin and ginger add depth to curry dishes, helping you to cut down on added fats and salt.

2. Making rice or pasta? Try flavouring with lemon juice, white pepper, chives and flat leaf parsley instead of pouring in the oil or shaking on the salt.

3. Trimming the skin off chicken and using leaner cuts of meat helps to keep fat and saturated fat low. Herbs and spices such as paprika, thyme, rosemary and garlic pepper liven up meat without the need for added salt.

4. Use black pepper as seasoning instead of salt. It works particularly well on scrambled egg, pasta, fish and soups.

5. Oregano goes really well with most vegetables. Ditch the salt when cooking your veg and sprinkle oregano on top partnered with basil, thyme or parsley, with a little light olive oil, for a delicious flavoursome kick without the added salt.

I'll definitely be trying some of these out. Now, get ready for the recipes !

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  1. some great suggestions, i don't think people realise how much salt they actually consume

  2. its a really great idea to use pepper as a substitute for salt wherever possible