5 Seasoning Blends To DIY and 20 Ways to Use Them

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All of these seasoning blends are recipes I got from the Wellness Mama – she has over 14 seasoning recipes and a great blog, I highly recommend you check her out!  Many store bought blends contain lots of salt, but one great thing about making your own blends is that you can make them without salt, and then add the salt in when you are cooking.

I don’t believe salt is the big bad wolf that most doctors make it out to be.  You really do need it in your body (read more about that here) – the problem is most of us consume too much salt because we eat pre-packaged, processed foods.  Not only does that mean we eat too much salt, but all of the stuff in the processed foods affects our taste buds.  Which is why if you are trying to switch to healthy, simple foods, they just don’t taste as good.  If you can cut out the processed foods cold turkey, you’ll be able to retrain your palette to enjoy (even love!) healthy, unprocessed foods – and pretty soon the processed stuff will start tasting gross. 🙂  Hang in there!

You can store any of these blends in air tight containers.  From personal experience, I can tell you they last a long time.

Taco Seasoning

1/4 cup Chili Powder
1/4 cup Cumin Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic powder
1 tablespoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Oregano leaf (or oregano leaf powder)
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 cup Himalayan salt or Sea salt (optional)
1 teaspoon ground pepper

  1. In any chili recipe (here is mine), as a substitute for all other seasonings
  2. On Paleo Sweet Potato Oles 
  3. To make ground taco meat for salads or breakfast skillets.
  4. To season a meatloaf with a Mexican flare.
  5. To make a Mexican ‘pasta’ bake using spaghetti squash

Fajita Seasoning

1/4 cup Chili Powder
2 tablespoons Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Paprika
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne Powder (optional)
1 tablespoon Cumin Powder

  1. On sautéed chicken breast, served with a salad of mixed greens, avocado, diced tomato, salsa (instead of dressing) – this is great option to pack as a lunch for work.
  2. On sautéed or grilled shrimp, served on a similar salad
  3. On grilled steak, onions and green peppers
  4. Add to greek yogurt to make a vegetable dip

 

Ranch Seasoning

1/4 cup dried Parsley leaf
1 Tablespoon Dill leaf
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Basil leaf (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. In an aioli/ tartar sauce, to go with Paleo Crab Cakes or other fish
  2. In Quick Paleo Tuna Salad
  3. Add to greek yogurt to make a vegetable dip
  4. To season any white fish, such as cod, before baking

 

Rajin’ Cajun Seasoning

1/2 cup Paprika
1/3 cup Himalayan Salt or sea salt
1/4 cup Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper (optional- won’t be spicy without this)
2 Tablespoons Oregano Leaf
1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaf

  1. On sautéed chicken breast, served with Roasted Carrots
  2. On sautéed shrimp, over a salad of mixed greens
  3. On grilled salmon with fresh grilled pineapple
  4. Mix with yellow mustard and honey to make a dipping sauce for meat
  5. To season brussel sprouts before roasting, to add a kick 😉

 

Caribbean Jerk Seasoning

1/4 cup Onion Powder
2 tablespoons Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Thyme
2 teaspoons ground Allspice
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cayenne Powder (optional)

  1. To use as a rub on Slow Cooked Pork Butt
  2. Combine the seasoning mix with a little honey, and use as a glaze on grilled chicken
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