Ever since I can remember, I have loved the taste of salt. On chips (along with a good dousing of vinegar), in butter, and liberally sprinkled on lots of other things too.
While a little bit of everything in moderation is fine, too much salt is not generally regarded as a great idea. So, instead of using as much salt as I used to, I now try to experiment more with herbs and spices.
A good selection of dried herbs and spices are great friends to have in your kitchen. On those days when your cupboards are bare, and you’ve very little to work with ingredient-wise, spices will work miracles — livening up a sad fridge-leftovers omelette, adding some oomph to the tin of chickpeas lurking in the press, making a quick marinade for some freezer meat.
My current favourite is smoked paprika, which has a Tex-Mex type of flavour and is really nice on sweet potato chips. I just have to resist the urge to sprinkle lots of salt on them too!