Having healthy meals doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste!
Supermarket seasonings are full of additives, and can account for a massive amount of your daily salt and sugar intake.
Our blends contain no added sugar (we add sweetness with spices such as 100% pure cinnamon, beetroot powder, cardamom, ginger etc) and if we use salt, which is rare, then it is Himalayan Pink Salt (and a tiny amount at that!).
We have rounded up our best healthy swaps so you can see how small changes can really make a difference!
Moroccan Chicken VS Ras El Hanout…
Maggi So Juicy- Moroccan Chicken
Herbs and Spices 21.5%, Maize Starch, Salt, Potato, Sugar, Fried Onion, Garlic, Tomato, Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates, Yeast Extract, Olive Oil, Flavourings (contain Wheat), May contain traces of Egg, Milk, Soya, Celery and Mustard.
The Herb & Spice Co – Ras El Hanout Blend
cinnamon, turmeric, allspice, cumin, fennel, cardamom, ginger, hot paprika, nutmeg,
sweet paprika, coriander
By switching to our pure spice blend, you save 14.3g of sugar and 15.1g of salt!
Cajun Seasoning VS Smokey Cajun…
ASDA Chosen By You – Cajun Seasoning
Demerara Sugar, Paprika, Ground Mustard Seeds, Ground Cumin Seeds (8.9%), Dried Thyme (7.4%), Salt, Chilli Flakes (5.3%).
The Herb & Spice Co. – Smokey Cajun Blend
smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chilli powder, black pepper, garlic, onion powder, oregano, thyme
Our Smokey Cajun blend contains no added sugar or salt, yet the ASDA seasoning contains more sugar than any other ingredient (over 11 teaspoons of the stuff!).
Our blend also contains high amounts of pure cayenne pepper, known for it’s health benefits and circulation-boosting properties.
Schwartz Chilli Con Carne Mix VS Chilli Gourmet…
Schwartz- Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix
Wheat Flour, Potato Starch, Chilli Powder (14%) (Chilli Pepper, Cumin, Oregano, Salt, Garlic), Salt, Onion Powder, Paprika, Maltodextrin, Cumin (3%), Cocoa Powder (2%), Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, White Pepper
The Herb & Spice Co. – Chilli Gourmet
Ingredients: chilli powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic, Himalayan pink salt, onion powder, oregano
Schwartz cleverly hides their use of sugar by using potato starch and maltodextrin which are both sugar substitutes. Even sweeteners and sugar substitutes will raise blood sugar levels, much like ordinary sugar. Remember, the tomatoes you add to a chilli are more than substantial for adding sweetness.
Although we use Himalayan Pink Salt in this recipe, we use only the equivalent of a pinch in every tin.
Did you know our blends are cost-effective too? With only using herbs and spices, our blends are highly concentrated so only a small amount is needed for every meal.
What healthy swaps do you have?
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