I have found an amazing way to spice up my days in the "new me" world I now live in.
EXTRACTS! Ohhhhh the flavor they have brought into my otherwise dull world!
There are two huge staples in my daily diet: plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (Fage 0% usually), and coffee. I love them both and I like them plain just fine.
However, one day, after cutting an apple up into the yogurt, I thought how vanilla yogurt is sometimes a nice treat. I had some vanilla extract on hand so I gave it a try. It wasn't really all that tasty, but I liked the idea of adding some kind of flavor.
I added a few drops of peppermint into my coffee and it was really good (a little drop goes a long way here.) I have also added raspberry and french vanilla. What an easy, calorie free way to add some extra flavor to perk things up a bit!
When it doubt, experiment, I say. Sometimes it really pays off and could be just what you need to add a little zest to your meals!