Eating bland, unappetizing food is never a good idea if you can avoid it. Some people make the mistake of thinking that the Dukan diet should be hard, that if it is easy then it can’t be any good. Nothing could be further from the truth! You do not have to starve yourself to lose weight and you do not have to eat boring, bland, food either. In this article I am going to take a look at five foods to add delicious flavor to your Dukan diet menu.
1. Mustard and horseradish
You can add instant flavor to your foods by adding a little mustard. Both French and English mustards are allowed on all phases of the Dukan diet. Horseradish adds its own unique heat to meat and is also permitted during all phases. If you like Japanese food, wasabi, a type of horseradish sauce, and ginger are both allowed. These go great together with fish, which is why they are often served with sushi.
You can have all types of vinegar to use as a condiment. The most delicious vinegar, in my opinion at least, is balsamic vinegar. This adds a sweet and sour flavour to salads and meats. You can add vinegar to food on all phases of the diet.
3. Gherkins and pickled onions
Diced gherkins and pickled onions can be added to your food to give it tang and crunch. You can add these, considered as a condiment, during the Attack phase but if you eat lots of them then you have to consider them as vegetables and eat only on a protein and vegetable day.
You are not allowed to add extra sugar during the Dukan diet. However, if you have a sweet tooth and would like to make sweet desserts or like to take sugar in your tea and coffee then you are allowed to substitute sweetener for sugar. Sweeteners may be used on all phases of the diet.
5. Vanilla and cinnamon
Vanilla can be added to your food either from vanilla pods or from vanilla essence. The pods are expensive but a couple of drops of vanilla essence will set you back pennies. For a sweet heat than be enjoyed with sweet or savory dishes, cinnamon is a valuable addition to the Dukan diet. For a delicious treat, blend together half a pint of skimmed milk, a couple of drop of vanilla essence and add sweetener to taste. You can enjoy one of these milkshakes a day, even on the Attack Phase.