Natural flavor boosters - who needs excessive salt, fat and sugar?
In 2016 I committed to reducing sugar and highly processed foods in my diet. The Six O'Clock Scramble Meal Planner helps me keep my commitment by offering an amazing variety of healthy, delicious foods that are easy to prepare and inexpensive.The book is organized by seasons, which encourages me to take advantage of the best seasonal produce. The format also makes it easy to plan menus that fit the vibe of the season. The shopping lists, as well as the pairings of main dishes and sides, take the guess work out of planning complete meals. Unlike many cookbooks, the book is written in a style that takes the intimidation out of trying new foods and techniques. I also find that the recipes are flexible, so I can make substitutions or additions to recipes based on my own taste or what I happen to have on hand. This book is a home run!
The recipe for Grilled Chicken Breasts with Cajun Rub is terrific. I enjoyed it over a garden salad. Who needs to buy packaged Cajun seasonings with all of the added salt and preservatives when everything you need to make your own is in your spice rack? The rub gave the chicken beautiful grill marks. I also made the Tilapia Packets with Fresh Herbs and Baby Spinach, along with its pairing, the Roasted Brussels Sprouts. So colorful, easy, delicious, and good for you!
If you are not yet concerned about added sugar and highly processed food, you or someone you love will be concerned, eventually. This book is a much-needed head start. The Six O'Clock Scramble Meal Planner makes it easy to choose wisely without feeling regimented or deprived. If the book sparks your interest, you can also visit thescramble.com for more recipes and ideas. I refer to the website often!