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How to Cook with More Nutmeg

Nutmeg is one of those spices that you know is healthy, but aren’t quite sure how to get it into your daily diet plan. Here are some suggestions how.

Nutmeg is a wonderful spice. It’s rich in flavor and full of healthy benefits so one that you should be using regularly. In addition to being calorie free, nutmeg also can help to relieve pain, treat insomnia, promote better digestion, boost brain health, treat bad breath, and help promote better blood pressure and circulation. In short, nutmeg is something you want in your day. But how to add it?

Here are some serving suggestions.

Sprinkle of Vegetables

One of the easiest methods of using nutmeg is to simply sprinkle it over top of your vegetables. It can work well with vegetables such as sweet potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, or pretty much just about any other vegetable you desire.

Serve it with a little butter added in and you’ll have a delicious side dish.

Bake it With Fruit

Another option is to bake nutmeg with fruit. This is perfect for those who like to serve fruit as dessert since it’s usually then baked. Try adding it to peaches, apples, pineapples, or even mangos prior to baking. Top with a little light whipped topping and you’re all set.

Added to Eggs

Did you know that eggs and nutmeg go together? Most people wouldn’t think of this combination but it can work exceptionally well. Prepare your scrambled eggs and at the very end, add some nutmeg to the mix.

Or, for another breakfast option, try it stirred into a bowl of oatmeal as well.

Pumpkin Spice

Finally, if you are a fan of anything pumpkin spice when it comes out in the fall, why not make your own pumpkin spice delicious treats by combining nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves? Together these create a great flavor mix that can be added to coffee, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt, or just about anything else you desire.

So don’t forget about nutmeg any longer. It’s a spice that should be in everyone’s spice cabinet and used as often as possible.

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