Condiments are an easy way to make meals more exciting but not all condiments are created equal. Each offer their own unique health benefits and are used for different purposes. While some are low in calories or virtually devoid of them like hot sauce, others are calorically-dense which is important to keep in mind when cooking nutritious meals.
Here is the condiment breakdown:
Salsa: adds flavor and a serving of veggies.
Hummus: offers a balanced mix of good fats from tahini and olive oil + fiber and protein from chickpeas.
Guacamole: adds good fats + creaminess to toast, sandwiches, baked potatoes or a snack board.
Rice vinegar: adds flavor to homemade marinades, sauces and salad dressings for not a lot of calories.
Mustard: add it to baked or grilled lean proteins, roasted veggies or eggs.
Ketchup: serve with fries or burgers or add to marinades.
BBQ sauce: add to pulled proteins like chicken or pork.
Pesto: add to sandwiches, pasta or salmon.
Ranch: use it to dress salads or pair with veggies.
Mayo: use in sandwiches or slather on grilled veggies and fish.
Soy sauce: use in marinades and stir fries.
Hot sauce: top eggs or stir-fries for some heat.
What’s your favorite condiment to use?