Hi Friends! Condiments make meals great. They add flavor and when selecting the right ones – even a boost of nutrition! Today I’m sharing 10 of the Healthiest Store-Bought Condiments and why they are so great. Of course… There are many more so feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments below! Don’t forget to subscribe to the HGG YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram @HealthyGroceryGirl
Sauerkraut is made from finely cut cabbage that has been fermented. Sauerkraut has many health benefits including being a source of probiotics and vitamin K2. I love to add sauerkraut on top of salads! To reap the benefits of Sauerkraut try eating a little bit, such as 1 tablespoon, every day. You can make sauerkraut at home quite easily, but this is one of my favorite store-bought options!
Many Store-Bought Salad dressings contain processed vegetables oils, or high fructose corn syrup or are high in added sugar. When selecting a store-bought dressing, always read the ingredient lists and be aware of the type of oil, the amount of added sugar along with any ingredients you want to stay away from such as High Fructose Corn Syrup. Tessemaes is a brand of salad dressing we really love – all of their dressings use quality oils and contain either a low amount or no added sugar.
We eat hummus every day! Whether it’s making a hummus tortilla wrap for the kids, using it as a dip for snacking or even as a base for a creamy hummus salad dressing! Hummus is made from chickpeas and traditionally olive oil, lemon juice and perhaps garlic and onions.
An underrated condiment, nutritional yeast is packed with nutrition and is vegan and gluten free. Nutrition yeast is a good source of B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 & B12). This is a great option to add a dairy-free “cheesy” flavor to your meals, just like this recipe on our blog… butternut mac and cheese sauce!
Mustard is a very underrated condiment in my opinion! It’s low in calories, adds a lot of flavor, traditionally contains turmeric and can be used in some unexpected ways! For example, we like to add a tablespoon of mustard into our gut healthy soup which adds some great color and flavor.
We are big nut butter fans whether it’s peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and beyond. Today highlighting almond butter contains approximately 6 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons serving as well as fiber, healthy fats and vitamin E! Almond butter is great for sandwiches, on toast or to make your own sauces with this almond butter dipping sauce recipe which is on our blog here!
Tahini is made from sesame seeds! This protein packed spread is a great staple for homemade salad dressings such as this Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe!
Salsa is an incredibly versatile condiment! Made from tomatoes, herbs and spices. It’s great on top of tacos, taco salad, nachos and mild salsa makes a great oil-free salad dressing option!
Coconut Liquid Aminos
If you love soy sauce, this is a great option! This is a salty, sweet and savory sauce made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt! It almost reminds me of teriyaki sauce in the consistency and flavor.
We eat pasta at least once a week and having a ready to go red sauce on hand is really helpful to make a fast dinner. Traditional red sauces however can be high in added sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. When shopping for tomato sauce – read the ingredient list and select one without a lot of added sugar and as minimal ingredients as possible – unless it’s packed with herbs and veggies!
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