The Seasoned Chef

by James Kerrison on March 6, 2009

I have said it before and I will say it again. Number one on the list, Food has to taste great.

There is no point eating something you don’t like regardless of how good it is for you.

I have tried the lot. Raw eggs, ghastly protein powders, plain chicken breast, tuna in springwater the list goes on.

But there is no need for these plain or horrible foods to pass your lips. You can tick off great tasting along with great nutrition for every meal with these easy to use tips.

If you eat a traditional breakfast and snacks look no further than berries. You can add them to natural plain yoghurt, blend them up with some cottage cheese or protein shake. Throw in some walnuts to round out the good fats and you have a nutritionally complete, great tasting meal in minutes.

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My top three are blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Grab them fresh in season and have a bag of frozen as a backup.

When it comes to adding flavour to meat skip the high sugar or high fat sauces and marinades and go straight for the herbs and spices. For the best flavour you want freshly ground. The most convenient way to do this is to grab a premixed seasoning grinder like this or putting your favorite mix into a small pepper mill.

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Currently I am using a mix of sea salt, red bell peppers, garlic, black peppercorns, oregano and parsley.  Apply liberally to both sides of your chicken or steak immediately before cooking. For tuna mix in with a teaspoon or two of mayonnaise.

Follow these simple steps and you will go from bland and boring to brilliant, gourmet healthy meals. You will never have to complain that you have to eat healthy!

Kitchen here we come.

James

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