Your Dinner Plan to Eat Clean for a Week (Page 4)

3. Add Flavor with Herbs and Citrus Instead of Salt

To make your food really flavorful when you cut back on salt, you need to rely on healthy flavor-packed ingredients, such as herbs and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. Fresh herbs are delicious and many are easy to prepare, while others are more time-consuming (think thyme with those tiny leaves you have to pluck). So on nights when you don't have much time, choose fresh herbs that are easy to work with, such as basil and chives. And when you’re really pressed for time, dried herbs are an easy solution. If your recipe calls for fresh herbs and you want to use dried, cut the amount by one-third.

Pictured Recipe: Lemon & Leek Linguine

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