Condiments are a great way to add variety and flavor to your healthy food choices and there are great options that don't pack on the calories. Recently with cooler weather and in an effort to eat more vegetables, we've been looking for condiments that can be used with steamed vegetables to add variety and interest.
Mustard. There are some many types of mustard available that there's sure to be one to suit your taste buds. From hot English mustard, to mild American, Dijon or whole seed - mustard can be tossed through steamed or stir-fried vegetables to give them a zing or can replace butter in your sandwiches.
Chunky Salsa. Yes great as a dip for your vegetables but salsa is a fantastic condiment to add to any meal with lots of low-cal flavour. A fresh chunky tomato salsa is even fantastic as a savoury topping on a slice of crunchy wholegrain bread. Here's a link to some Great Low-Cal Salsa Recipes.
Horseradish Sauce: A traditional accompaniment for roast beef, horseradish can be a very strong (polarising) taste however Royalty Horseradish Sauce is fantastic tossed through steamed vegetables. It's milder than the horseradish you normally have with beef and, being more sauce-like, spreads through the vegetables well. It's particularly great stirred through steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower.
Light & Free Dressings. Dressings don't have to be for salads only. Check the labels in your supermarket and you'll find quite a range that are fat-free and some are deliciously creamy. My favourite is the ETA Light & Free Feta & Garlic dressing although their Honey Mustard dressing is fabulous too. They are usually 95% or more fat-free but their sugar levels can creep up so read the label well as you're choosing. The creamy ones can be used as a butter substitute in a salad sandwich.