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Eat Well Jan. 12. 2022
Flavor Factor

8 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Condiments

Jan. 12. 2022
Flavor Factor
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Our core belief here is that balanced eating should be both nutrient-dense and delicious-dense!

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 condiments, sauces, dressings, spices, and herbs.

These 8 easy and healthy condiments that make any dish taste delicious are Flavor Factors that can be used with any dish to make it taste delicious! These also can be made during your meal prep session each week or rotate and try one recipe a month to see what you enjoy using the most.

Are you up for the challenge? Try one of these Flavor Factor recipes on your batch cooking day and you’ll be able to enjoy it in a variety of ways throughout the week! 


In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals). 

You can download our free guide that walks you through our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals that you can use to meal prep or cook fresh this week!

8 Easy and Healthy Condiments That Make Any Dish Taste Delicious

Use these easy and healthy condiments on salads, sandwiches, snacks, or any way you enjoy!

Smokey Vegan Queso Dip

Spice up your next snack session with this delightfully-dippable Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip — a Nutrition Stripped community Favorite. Get the full recipe and how to use it, here. 

Tahini Miso Sauce 

You can enjoy this recipe as an entree with a side of protein, greens, and maybe some grains/carbohydrates or as a side dish — regardless of how you enjoy it, the star of the show is really 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 grain bowl! Get the full recipe and how to use it, here.

Easy Green Goddess Dressing

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

Cashew Cheese, Three Ways! 

It’s blended raw cashews with a mix of seasonings and spices and a touch of lemon juice made to resemble a cheese spread, sans dairy. All three of these take less than 10 minutes to make and you can use it in almost anything that needs a little kick of creaminess or cheesy flavor. Get the full recipe here.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

A bright and light dressing with fresh cilantro and lime juice to give any dish, a burst of flavor! 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 be 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 to go on anything. Get the full recipe and how to use it, here.

For more Flavor Factor and healthy condiments recipes, click here and explore!

Do You Want To Start Experiencing More Balance With Your Eating Habits Today?

Discover the simple yet effective tools you can start using at your next meal to experience more balance with your food choices today, plus the steps to maintain balanced eating habits for life.

Be sure to download our free balanced eating guide that brings you through the Foundational Five so you understand not only what components you need, but also why they’re important for your health and why this way of eating is helpful for creating balanced eating habits. 


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