Healthy Solutions Spice Blends
Healthy Solutions Spice Blends is a spice company dedicated to providing families with an affordable, and more importantly, healthy alternative in creating flavorful gourmet-tasting meals in minutes. They are perfect for people who love to cook homemade meals with a no salt and no sugar option to add flavor to their favorite foods.
Healthy Solutions’ spice blends contain no fillers or preservatives, no MSG, are low in carbohydrates and most of the blends have no salt or sugar. The variety of spice blends flavors make for easy preparation when cooking with beef, poultry, pork and seafood. Each blend comes in a zip top packet so it is fresh and easy for storage and reuse.
I was offered the opportunity to compete in Healthy Solutions’ first annual spice blends blogger recipe challenge. Each participant received one packet of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends of their choice to cook with for free. Each participant must develop an original recipe, using the spice packet. Recipes will be judged based on taste, visual appeal, creativity and crowd appeal.
I chose the lemon pepper scallops spice packet – a savory pepper with refreshing zest of lemon citrus blend. With my spice packet, I developed a recipe for roasted cauliflower. It was so delicious that even my husband, who normally doesn’t eat this vegetable, ate half of the bowl! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Lemon Pepper and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
1 tbsp Healthy Solutions lemon pepper scallops spice blend
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice and zest (1 lemon)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
1 head of cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
Whisk together the first seven ingredients. It will look like a wet marinade.
Place the cut cauliflower florets in a quart-sized zip lock bag. Add in the wet marinade. Close the bag and massage the marinade onto the cauliflower.
Prepare a 13×9” baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the marinated cauliflower into the pan and roast in the oven uncovered for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn the cauliflower once, half way through the cooking time.
The cauliflower is cooked when you can insert a fork easily into the florets. Remove it from the oven and sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese.
Serve it hot. I paired it with grilled chicken and steamed green beans. Makes 4 servings.
Healthy Solutions Spice Blends can be found near the seafood and meat counters in supermarkets and specialty stores throughout the US. Here in Connecticut you can find it at Highland Park Markets, Whole Foods and Shop Rite. They retail for $3.29 a packet – with one packet enough for a few meals.
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Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Healthy Solutions Spice Blend, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.