I'm not going to go into a discussion about either of those extremes right now-maybe in a later post. All I'm going to say is that, for me, bland food is just about the worst thing in the world. I kind of have this attitude of...I don't really want to eat in the first place-so if I'm going to ingest food and calories, it better damn well taste good and be worth my while! Obviously, if it is a binge and I know I'm going to purge right afterwards, it's a little different. But, I digress. Here is a list of spices, seasonings, marinades and sauces that I use that have very little to no calories in them, but make a huge difference in helping my food taste better.
Wherever possible, the links bring you to the product and nutrition information. If there was not a page for the nutrition info, then the link will bring to to the manufacturer/company's product page. If there was no official product page, then the link brings you to a retailer that sells it. Everything on here I buy in Publix. =)
*Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa--15 cal/2 tbsp
*Taco Bell Restaurant Sauce--o cal
*Wish Bone Salad Spritzers in Balsamic Breeze, Raspberry Bliss, and Ceasar--1 cal/1 spray
*Wish Bone Fat Free Italian Dressing--15 cal/2 tbsp
*Hidden Valley FAT FREE Original Ranch Dressing-- 30 cal/2 tbsp
*I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray, Original--0 cal
*Spice World Select Lemon & Pepper Seasoning Salt--0 cal
*Pomi Strained Tomatoes--30 cal/half cup
*White House Apple Cider Vinegar--0 cal
*Regina Fine Red Wine Vinegar--0 cal
There you have it, my favorite low and zero calorie seasonings, dressings, spices, etc! These are real life savers when food tastes too bland!