Those little packets you buy at the grocery store are quick and convenient and they don’t taste half bad, if I do say so myself. But have you ever considered the benefits of keeping your own homemade seasoning mix on hand? I’m being completely honest when I tell you it takes about 1 minute and 42 seconds to make and the taste is REAL and delicious. Have you ever looked at the ingredient lists of the store bought packets? Here is one example for you to view. I encourage you to compare that ingredient list with the one below…and then get your cute butt in the kitchen and test out the below one; you’ll never go back to the old, store-bought alternative. Healthy lifestyles don’t come in a quick-fix fancy detox, pill, drink or powder; they come by making tiny, simple, achievable changes like this, one at a time, for the benefit of ourselves and our children.
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
3 Teaspoons Cumin
2 Teaspoons Salt
2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Paprika (smoked paprika is wonderful in this)
3/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/3 cup seasoning.
Note: Basic Tacos: For 1 pound of ground beef or turkey I mix in 3 tablespoons taco seasoning and 1/3 cup water.