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Low Calorie Seasonings for the Military Diet

Seasonings can bring a lot of zest to the Military Diet, in case you get tired of the routine and want to enhance the diet plan. It’s no secret that eating veggies and lean protein that is grilled, roasted, steamed or boiled is a sure shot way to get slimmer and healthier on the Military Diet, but when it comes to making food tasty, there’s the the challenge. Seasonings like white sauces, cheese, butter or fresh cream are forbidden on the Military Diet, but don’t despair…

Six seasonings that add 10 calories or less to the Military Diet menu…

Lemon: It’s a staple favorite with chefs all over the world. Besides enhancing the flavour of both veggies and meat, lemon juice is loaded with Vitamin C and is a natural health booster. Adding diced garlic to the juice builds up your immunity too.

Orange Juice: Elsewhere we recommend staying away from OJ on the Military Diet, but for just a little flavor, sometimes sour and tangy flavours work great with veggies. So instead of drinking a glass of orange juice every day, how about adding a tablespoon or two of this juice to your veggies or meat? We promise your taste buds will hit the roof! Try adding OJ to the food on the Military Diet days off plan.

Basil: Basil has quite a modest reputation and is a must in Italian cuisine but did you know that these green leaves pack a punch when it comes to natural goodness? Basil is a cancer buster and promotes heart health. Simply crush the leaves and add to food before serving.

Tumeric: This Indian spice has been quietly making waves globally of late. It has highly potent cancer fighting properties and soothes digestive problems too. Simply add one teaspoon to some olive oil and use as a salad dressing, add to soups or as a marinade on meat before grilling.

Ginger: The Chinese love ginger for its flavorful properties and for its health boosting agents. We suggest grating some and adding the juice to salads, to roasted veggies or using the juice as a marinade on meat and fish.
Cinnamon: You enjoy a dash of cinnamon on desserts or in your coffee, but did you know that this health boosting spice can be used in many creative ways? Make a condiment mix with some pepper, crushed chillies and lemon juice and baste either meat or chicken with this marinade before grilling or roasting.