Spice things up!
Using spices can help to keep your meal prep interesting by providing a range of different flavours. Additionally, spices can provide a whole host of different health benefits and evidence has shown that spicy food can temporarily increase metabolism.
Whilst your kitchen cupboard may be full of spices you've only used once, here are some spices you can use in wide range of different recipes:
Adding chilli flakes to a freshly prepared salad or chilis to your scrambled eggs in the morning can provide a big whack of flavour and heat.
Smoked paprika, specifically the La Chinata range is available in most supermarkets and is a great addition to loads of recipes. It combines really well with tomatoes and provides a rich smokey flavour in dishes such as Bolognese, chilli con carne, frittas and of course paella. (I don't have shares in La Chinata though and I'm sure there's other options out there.)
Try adding a half a teaspoon of turmeric to rice to provide and extra bit of flavour and turn your rice to a nice yellow colour. Adds a bit of variation to your food prep if nothing else.
Picking up some packets of piri-piri powder from the supermarket is a great way to spice up your chicken provide variation on the standard chicken and rice. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best best and there's nothing wrong with some pre-prepared spices.
Most curry recipes include garam masala so having some on the spice rack, alongside your chilli powder and turmeric, means you’ll have most of what you need for a quick balti any night of the week.
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