Starter Guide

41 tasty ways to boost the flavor of low SmartPoints-value foods

These tricks will make every bite taste better.

 

Add tons of flavor for 0 SmartPoints on Green, Blue, and Purple

  • 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

Other ways to enhance your meals...

  • Drizzle grilled fruit with balsamic vinegar.
  • Add lime juice to guacamole to keep it from browning and give great flavor.
  • Top yogurt with lime or lemon zest for a pop of flavor.
  • Replace mayo with vinegar in tuna salad.
  • Flavor potato salad with vinegar and grainy mustard.
  • Chop pickled vegetables to use as a relish for sandwiches.
  • Liven up tacos with pickled onions. 

Want savory? 

  • 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 pieces)
  • Pistachios (14 pieces)
  • Crumbled low-fat baked tortilla chips (5 chips)