With so much information on what to eat, it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all and really understand what you should have on your plate in order to eat well and give your body what it needs to function properly and feel best.
You want to be able to eat simple, consistent, and balanced meals. This is where the Foundational Five come in, which are part of our proprietary Mindful Nutrition Method ™.
I created this Flavor Factor Sprinkle after working with thousands of customers and members on our Mindful Nutrition method to make it easy to increase the nutrients in every meal and have a delicious meal with a sprinkle!
Just think about it, how often do you reach for these spices and herbs in your pantry and use them in meals for flavor and nutrients? In my experience with members and customers, most of us don’t! Either we don’t want to go to the trouble of getting them all out of the pantry, or we don’t know which combinations are delicious together, or we just don’t have the extra time to figure it out.
There I created the solution in the form of a delicious and nutrient-rich sprinkle!
The basic five flavor factor
In case you are new to the Nazi community and our method here, the Foundational Five is my simple process and system for making sure you are feeding your body well balanced foods to prevent food cravings, fight stress, yourself good to eat and what to enjoy you eat.
No counting is required, no follow-up is required, and there is no need to eliminate a food group unless medically necessary. The Foundational Five is all about simplicity, balance, and the practical application of this system in your real life.
What is the taste factor?
What we call the Taste Factor is a unique part of our food philosophy within the Mindful Nutrition Method ™. The aim is to celebrate both nutrition and the enjoyment factor of food.
Eating is food and enjoyment too!
An easy way to remember how the flavor factor is used is to check if there are five of the flavors available: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.
Sweet tastes can easily come from sugary carbohydrates in your meal, salty can come from salt or even seaweed or from things like celery that taste salty, sour can come from things like fresh lemon juice or tamarind paste, bitter can come from things like dark leafy vegetables, arugula , Dandelion greens, grapefruit, and umami can be made from mushrooms, soy sauce, and miso paste.
Scatter the taste factor
The Flavor Factor Sprinkle embodies all of the delicious flavors, antioxidants, and nutrients found in a wide variety of herbs, spices, seaweed, and seeds that you might not otherwise include in your diet on a daily basis.
By using the Flavor Factor Sprinkle in your meals or at least one meal a day, you increase the number of B vitamins, proteins, zinc, magnesium, selenium, copper, vitamins C, K, E, potassium and a variety of antioxidants and phytonutrients .
In addition to the nutrients preserved in this easy streusel recipe, you are also adding to the delicious taste with just a splash!