Food

Flavour Boosts

Make your meals come alive!

The following ingredients all have a value of 0 SmartPoints! Add any of them to your meals to enhance the flavour.

  • chopped scallions or red onion
  • fresh herbs
  • dried herbs
  • reduced sodium soy sauce
  • pickled jalapeno peppers
  • unsweetened pickles or other pickled vegetables
  • capers
  • lemon, lime or orange zest
  • lemon or lime juice
  • hot sauce
  • mustard
  • fat-free salsa 
  • vinegar
  • vanilla or almond extract

Not sure where to start? Try these ideas...

  • drizzle grilled fruit with balsamic vinegar
  • add lime juice to guacamole to keep it from browning and give great flavour
  • top yogurt with lime or lemon zest for a citrus kick
  • replace mayo with vinegar in tuna salad
  • flavour potato salad with vinegar and grainy mustard
  • chop pickled vegetables to use as a relish for sandwiches
  • liven up tacos with pickled onions 

Adding a little something to a dish can make a big impact. If you’ve got the SmartPoints to spare try using these ingredients for only 1 additional SmartPoints value!

Savoury

  • toasted sesame oil - 1 tsp
  • barbecue sauce 1 tbsp
  • grated Parmesan cheese - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • teriyaki sauce 2 tbsp
  • olives - 9 large 

Sweet

  • dried cranberries 1 tbsp
  • sweetened shredded coconut - 1 Tbsp
  • chocolate syrup - 1 1/2 tsp
  • maple syrup  1  tsp
  • mango chutney 1 Tbsp

Creamy

  • crumbled feta or goat cheese – 1 Tbsp
  • sour cream - 1 Tbsp
  • mashed Avocado - 2 Tbsp
  • plain low-fat Greek yogurt - 1/3 cup
  • fat free black bean dip 1/4 cup

Crunchy

  • sunflower seeds – 1 Tbsp
  • slivered almonds - 1 Tbsp
  • peanuts – 10 nuts
  • pistachios – 14 nuts
  • crumbled low fat baked tortilla chips - 5 chips