8 simple, delicious and healthy spices

Our core belief is that a balanced diet should be both nutritious and delicious!

One of the unique elements in our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals is the flavor factor, which is all about adding ingredients that help make your meal taste delicious and even more nutritious, including healthy spices, sauces, dressings, spices, and Herbs.

These 8 simple and healthy condiments that will make any dish taste delicious are flavor factors that can be used with any dish to make it taste delicious! You can also make these each week during your meal prep session, or rotate and try one recipe per month to see what you like best.

Are you ready for the challenge? Try any of these Flavor Factor recipes on your batch cooking day and you’ll be enjoying it in so many ways throughout the week!


If you are new to the NS community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to prepare balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nutrients you need while giving you the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about eating.

The Foundational Five consists of five nutritional elements, including protein, fat, non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy and sugary carbohydrates, and the flavor factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and indulgence to your meals).

You can download our free guide that will walk you through our Fundamental Five system to creating balanced meals to use for meal prep this week or make fresh!

8 simple and healthy spices that make every dish delicious

Use these easy and healthy condiments on salads, sandwiches, snacks or whatever you like!

Smoky vegan queso dip

Spice up your next snacking session with this wonderfully dipping Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip – a community favorite from Nutrition Stripped. Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

Tahini miso sauce

You can enjoy this recipe as an appetizer with a side of protein, veggies, and maybe some grains/carbs, or as a side – no matter how you enjoy it, the star of the show really is the tahini miso sauce. Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

Maple Lemon Tahini Drizzle

This Maple Lemon Tahini Drizzle will add so much flavor to your meal. Try it on grilled veggies, crispy tofu, and your next cereal bowl! Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

Easy Green Goddess Dressing

Made with fresh herbs, your choice of yogurt, avocado or tahini, olive oil and spring onions – this green goddess dressing recipe will become your favorite dip, spread, sauce, marinade and condiment for the summer. Get the full recipe here.

Cashew Cheese, Three Ways!

It’s made from blended raw cashews with a blend of spices and spices and a touch of lemon juice that resembles a cheese spread, without dairy. All three take under 10 minutes to make, and you can use them in just about anything that needs a little hit of creaminess or cheese flavor. Get the full recipe here.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

A light and light dressing with fresh coriander and lime juice that will add a flavor explosion to any dish! Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

Creamy sweet onion dip

A dairy-free onion dip that uses sweet caramelized onions, nutritional yeast, raw cashews and more—and it’s about to become your new favorite dip. Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

Creamy turmeric dressing

A delicious and nutrient-dense dressing made with turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats for a creamy and earthy dressing for anything. Get the full recipe and how to use it here.

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Would you like to start experiencing more balance with your eating habits today?

Discover the simple yet effective tools you can use at your next meal to become more balanced in your food choices today, and the steps to maintain balanced eating habits throughout life.

Be sure to download our free balanced diet guide, which walks you through the five staple foods so you not only understand what components you need, but why they are important to your health and why this type of diet is helpful, to develop balanced eating habits.


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