Food & Nutrition

41 Tasty Ways to Boost the Flavor of Low PersonalPoints™-Value Foods

These tricks will make every bite taste better.

Add tons of flavor for 0 PersonalPoints by adding...

  • 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

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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. 

And if you're ready to spend some PersonalPoints, try adding these for a flavor that's...

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)