But if you marinate that chicken breast with herbs and spices, the taste can change considerably and be a lot more fun.
There has been an impression for some time that healthy food is tasteless, boring, and even off-putting. We all know that a salad is better for us than a hamburger, so we're going to a burger because it has more flavor – or so the idea goes, anyway. But there is no reason why this should be the case. With the addition of a little spice, any kind of food can become more interesting.
There will always be people keen to point out that, although a grilled chicken breast may contain fewer calories than a family bucket from a fried chicken outlet, it doesn’t taste as nice. And while this is a matter of opinion, the reality of the matter is that perceptions matter. But if you marinate that chicken breast with herbs and spices, the taste can change considerably and be a lot more fun.
In your sandwiches, you may get bored with eating tuna salad although tuna is far from tasteless. But if you add a little spice when you make the tuna mix, you will find that there are a range of different tastes in the way of calories that add very little, if anything. Paprika, pepper, cayenne ...... the list continues. The addition of some chopped jalapenos, if you have the stomach for them, can make it even more interesting. And the bottles of sauce on supermarket shelves these days go beyond steak sauce and ketchup – additions such as piri-piri and teriyaki are a welcome break from the standard.