Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Healthy Solution Spice Blends Review

 I've been on a shrimp kick lately. Though it's kind of pricey this far from the shore, it's still a perfect summer food. Light, tasty, and versatile.

That's why, when I was asked to try a Healthy Solutions Spice Blend, Shrimp Scampi was a no-brainer.


Most Healthy Solutions Spice Blends are no salt, no sugar spice blends that are meant to kick up your family recipes and keep them tasty AND healthy. Not to mention, the blends are a lot less expensive than buying each individual herb and spice to make your own.

So far, I've tried two of the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends that I was sent, and both were a hit at my little household. First, the Ultimate Burger blend. I used this to jazz up our Memorial Day "cook in" burgers, and they were delicious. Simply mix the seasonings into the burger (I also used a bread and milk mix to ensure a moist burger!) and grill. Or, in my case, use your cast iron grill pan because it's raining outside, heh.


Next up, the scampi. This one involved just a few other ingredients in addition to the spice blend and shrimp: wine, olive oil, noodles, and diced tomatoes. I also added a hefty shake or two of red pepper flakes, as I like my shrimp with a little bit of spice. Instead of noodles, I used spaghetti squash that I tossed with butter and truffle oil with a bit of parm.


Overall, the spice blends are great to have on hand to jazz up your family favorites, or to ensure your meals are healthy while still being tasty (and most no added salt or sugar is a bonus!). I'm not one to cook a lot with spice blends, as I typically have the herbs and spices in my pantry to make my own, but these are great for home cooks to have in their arsenal who are just starting out.

Check out their full offering on their website.

Please note: I was given free samples to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are my own, and I would never back a product I did not believe in.

4 comments:

  1. Spaghetti Squash with scampi sounds perfect for summer dinner! My boys are in love with shrimp, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it.

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  2. I'm all about the spices and these sound great. The shrimp looks and sounds so good, too!

    Sues

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  3. Spice mixes are the best when you need your beginner cook (aka once accidentally used an entire half cup of cajun seasoning on one head of cauliflower kind of cook) to make dinner on a busy night ;-)

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  4. Ooo! I love finding new spice blends to add some pizazz to my meals. Love that you used them to spruce up shrimpies!

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