Some of the things we love most can make us healthier and stronger! Flavor insurance is about using the flavors that we crave and love in order to enjoy more of the foods that we need. Amplify the flavor of your food and you will open up a whole new world!
The big x-factor is eating food that you really love and getting the results that you desire. Compared to eating food that you tolerate.
Finding your delicious and using it. Consistency, texture, flavor. Use what you crave to eat what you need.
Example: Using a vanilla flavored stevia to make your shake that has protein, carrots, spinach and blueberries taste a little better
These flavors make it easy to spike your food with nourishing ingredients
Example: Sneaking carrots into a smoothie, sauce or soup almost goes unnoticed when blended up. Using a broth absorbed into grains or veggies is a boost for digestive and skin health. Making a sauce with extra veggies or fiber based ingredients like chia, hemp or flax can support your blood sugar.
Hot sauce – (jalepeno) flavor booster to mix with other sauces, dressings, and dishes. Available at sprouts or most natural food markets.
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Garlic Sauce (majestic) Insanely good and nutritious sauce for dips, stir-fry, salads
Texture of a Hummus-like garlic sauce. A condiment that is made from flax, olive oil, and lime juice, or your own concoctions to add some depth. Great with eggs or any protein, also nice in a salad, stir-fry, or alternative to a dressing or hummus.
Top Seasoning blends
Frontier makes a good line of Mexican, Italian, pizza and more. Salt-free blends with herbs that can add massive flavor.
Pizza Seasoning: Organic dehydrated onion, organic fennel, organic oregano, organic basil, organic dehydrated garlic, organic bell peppers, organic chilies, organic marjoram, organic parsley, organic thyme. – http://amzn.to/2FTZSNj
Nutritional Yeast – “Nooch” Natural inactive yeast that substitutes cheese and provides a savory/nutty flavor that is great as a combining agent. It is high in B-vitamins and protein while no sodium and low carbohydrates. Use it to thicken sauces, create a cheese substitute with cashews, or topping similar to parmesan.
Available at trader joes and most natural food stores. – http://amzn.to/2thLMSS
Coconut Aminos – Useful for Asian-influenced dishes, they’re also a good stand in for worcestershire sauce in other recipes — anytime you need a dark, salty, underlying flavor. Don’t be afraid to splash a little into soups and egg or tomato dishes to deepen the flavor.
Available at Trader joes or most natural food markets like sprouts and whole foods. – http://amzn.to/2hiU7OB
Use for slow cooker, stir-fry, sauces, and instant marinade
These sweet staples are great to add in to the foods that are nourishing. For example, a quality stevia or monk fruit can be added into a veggie based smoothie to boost the flavor of a protein powder or cover up a bitter taste.
Chocolate chips that are sugar-free! These are great to add into cereals, waffles, smoothies, and yogurt.. or just snack on. – http://amzn.to/2FU1XYz
Available online or natural food stores like natural grocers, whole foods, or sprouts
Flavored Stevias – to boost flavors of protein powders, yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, tea, smoothies and coffee – http://amzn.to/2F9CbmN
Monk Fruit – Natural sweetener that has a pleasant taste and can be used as a sugar alternative or tool to boost flavors for treats, proteins, shakes, smoothies, and more. I like the golden version as a comparison to brown sugar – http://amzn.to/2F7LaFb
Maple syrup (sugar-free) – for roasted veggies, pancakes, waffles, smoothies and more – http://amzn.to/2FcE4Lr