Zero Calorie Food Flavorings

When we think of dieting we often vision all the delicious foods we will have to go without. All that taste and flavor is a hard thing to give up, I know, and this is one of the biggest deterrents that people face when they need to lose weight. The good news is that eating a healthier diet does not mean you have to only eat bland and tasteless foods. There are a number of excellent zero calorie food flavorings that can bring zest back to your meals without the addition of calories or sodium. If you are trying to lose weight then add some of these zero calorie food flavorings to your weight loss arsenal – your taste buds won’t be disappointed.

Don't let bland foods bust your weight loss efforts. Try some of these zero calorie food flavorings to add zest to your healthy meals.

Don't let bland foods bust your weight loss efforts. Try some of these zero calorie food flavorings to add zest to your healthy meals.

One of the best zero calorie food flavorings is Mrs. Dash. Mrs. Dash is an all natural food flavoring product that is salt free and contains no MSG (monosodium glutamate). The 13 different seasoning blends (I.E. Original Blend, Onion & Herb, Extra Spicy, Lemon Pepper, Southwest Chipotle, Mesquite Grilling Blend, Italian Medley, etc.) and 6 varieties of Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinade, are comprised of non-sulfited herbs and spices and can be used to flavor all types of foods, including fish, meats, vegetables, rice, noodles, salads, soups and so on.

Another popular food flavoring that is all natural and low in sodium is Vegit. This product was created by Gayelord Hauser, a renowned gourmet nutritionist. To give you an idea of how it was created, his all purpose, MSG free, non-chemical free flowing agents seasoning blend contains a mixture of flavorful ingredients including, but not limited to: kelp hydrolyzed, vegetable protein, papain enzyme, dill seed, toasted onion, celery, parsley flakes, white pepper, mushroom powder, orange and lemon peel, as well as special yeast grown on blackstrap molasses. Vegit has a delicious vegetable flavor that is great on many healthier foods, such as steamed vegetables, broiled fish and combined with fat-free yogurt to make a delicious veggie dip. Vegit is also exquisite to use on your favorite low calorie snacks, such as popcorn, which is my personal favorite.

Flavor Spray is another flavoring for food that helps people enjoy healthy meals. This product was carefully crafted by David Burke and is ideal for those who want to lose weight, are concerned about their calorie intake or simply want to experience great taste. Flavor Spray contains no calories, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates or sugar. It contains natural and artificial flavors that are FDA approved. The best part about Flavor Spray is the number of flavors it comes in. You can buy common cooking flavors, such as butter or pesto, you can try more exotic flavors such as Memphis BBQ or Hot and Sour, you can get fruity with blueberry or kiwi sprays or you can indulge your senses with sweet flavor sprays such as chocolate fudge, cookies and cream or marshmellow, just to name a few. With flavor sprays your menu is limitless and you can enjoy all sorts of flavor combinations (chocolate fudge steak tenderloin anyone?).

One of the more interesting zero calorie food flavorings to come to the market recently is Flavor Magic Portion Control Sheets. Each sheet is just the right portion size for fish, meat or vegetables. This takes the guess work out of portion control for you and adds flavor to your meals – who could ask for anything more? Flavor Magic comes in a variety of delicious flavors including Honey Mustard and Teriyaki. The only downside is it is a bit on the pricy side when compared with the other zero calorie food flavorings options above, but if portion control is really tricky for you it may be well worth the investment.

Speaking of new food flavorings, Sensa is a new product that claims to make your food taste better, not by adding flavor but by enhancing the flavor. Now, there is a lot of skepticism about how effective Sensa really is, particularly when it comes to helping people lose weight. Of all the options I’ve mentioned so far, Sensa is my least favorite zero calorie food flavoring, but it still deserves a mention. For more information about Sensa, please see Weight Loss Center’s Sensa Review.

Of course you don’t need to go out and buy a fancy seasoning to make healthy cooking taste delicious. Some of the best zero calorie food flavorings can be found in almost any kitchen. Lemons and limes add a nice zest to all sorts of foods and beverages. One of my favorites is to sqeeze some lime on corn on the cob – it’s really good. When you cook your meals try different combinations of herbs and spices. Garlic powder, chili flakes, cumin, basil and oregano are just a few herbs and spices that can improve the flavor of almost any meal.

As you can see, there are many ways you can enhance the flavor of your food without increasing the calorie content or salt content. Try using the different spices you have in your home and give food flavoring products a chance. You will likely be pleasantly surprised at the difference sprinkling a little seasoning can make.

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1 comment to Zero Calorie Food Flavorings

  • Christina Bailey

    I think this Flavor Magic product has just come out, since I can’t find it in stores. I ordered it online from since they offer free shipping. It’s definitely a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that product, and it really helps me with daily portion control, while making my cooking easier and tastier. I LOVE THEM. It’s really a nifty idea, and I recommend it if you like cooking at home but are struggling with eating right.

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