One of my favorite healthy eating tricks, and really just one of my favorite parts of eating, is flavor. When you add seasoning you can get a lot of flavor without adding fat, carbs or sugar! I try to watch my salt intake as well, especially since I am now on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy.
When I first started working with Tastefully Simple they sent me several items to get a sense of the company. Some of the items I was most taken with were the seasoning blends, with one in particular – Tastefully Simple’s Garlic Garlic ™!
Shown here is my empty bottle because I’ve used it all!
I am a sucker for garlic. It packs a punch in a small package. I love using fresh garlic, but sometimes I hate how finicky peeling and cutting garlic can be. I also have always been a big garlic powder person – in tomato sauces, on homemade pizza, etc. But ultimately it is just powder and it doesn’t seem to have the real garlic flavor.
Tastefully Simple’s Garlic Garlic™ is the best of both words. It can act like fresh garlic in a recipe and rehydrates when added to sauces, sautés and entrees. It also can be a more potent dry seasoning for pizza toppings or homemade garlic bread. And a little goes a long way!
Another benefit is apparent when you look at the actual ingredient list. I can read every word of the ingredient list and I know immediately what they mean. There are no crazy processed chemicals or surprises in this bottle, which makes my desire for healthy eating happy.
Just take a look:
So what did I use a full bottle of Garlic Garlic™ on you may ask?
- Garlic dip for chips and veggies – this can be made from mayo/sour cream, light mayo/sour cream, or greek yogurt or almost anything. It is all good!
- Garlic bread – homemade – YUM!
- Garlic chicken
- Homemade spaghetti sauce – extra yummy when paired with roasted Spaghetti squash.
- Bagel Pizzas – a yummy lunch while home on bed rest.
- Roasted garlic veggies
- Garlic sautéed green beans.
French bread + butter + Garlic Garlic™ = amazing unprocessed garlic bread
It sometimes feels strange to be a weight loss/health blogger talking about partnering with a food corporation, but in this case, this seasoning has been wonderful. I can use it to add flavor without needing to add fat. Or I can go for a full-fat dip or buttery-garlic bread and the intensity is enough that I don’t need to gorge myself on these less than healthy foods. Just last night I was having some chips with the garlic dip I had made and I ate a few and STOPPED. I repeat, I stopped eating chips voluntarily. The dip added enough flavor that I didn’t need that much to be satisfied.
So would you like to try some Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic™ seasoning blend? They are offering a giveaway of this seasoning and two of their other seasoning blends – Bacon Bacon™ and Onion Onion™. All of them are delicious!
To enter just leave a comment on the blog with your favorite way to spice up a recipe without adding calories! And don’t forget to leave a valid email so that I can reach the winner!
And if there is one bit of advice I have – if you are going to make garlic dip – make sure your partner eats some too so that you both can be garlicky for kissing!
Only one entry per person. Giveaway will be open until 11:59pm on Oct 31. I was provided Garlic Garlic™ seasoning blend from Tastefully Simple. I am also compensated for this post. However all opinions are my own.