Flavor Boost without Working at It

1. Marinate-- marinate meat in a resealable plastic bag. The easiest marinades have an acid (like citrus juice or a vinegar) and an oil, then add a bit of herbs for flavor. I like to add onions (green, yellow, or red) as well. Throw in the meat, whisk together the marinade, pour it in the bag, remove the air and seal. Mush it around and throw it in the fridge. Discard the marinade before cooking.

2. Rub it in-- Rubs are herb and spice mixes. I recommend making your own. Purchased versions are high in salt. I use a mix of kosher salt, italian seasoning, sage, garlic, and black pepper.

3. Add high-fat flavor in low amounts-- a little cheese and bacon go a long way.

4. Wrap it-- Foil and parchment seal easily and this seals in juices and flavors without adding fat.

5. Roast it- Roasting brings out the sweetness in vegetables and mellows harsh flavors like onions and garlic.

All of these are low-carb alternatives to boring food. Live it up!

Lena

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