Spice Up Your Life With What You’ve Already Got!

Spice Up Your Life With What You’ve Already Got!

It happens often, we’re ready to throw a quick dinner together and DOH! We’re out of this spice blend or packet. Most mixtures you can make yourself! Worst case scenario, do a quick google search and improvise. Let’s go over some of the most common blends. Feel free to print and keep handy in your pantry!

Scroll to the bottom for some super quick and easy recipes to try these out on!

DIY Italian Seasoning:

– 1/4 C Basil
– 2 T Thyme
– 2 T Marjoram
– 2 T Rosemary
– 2 T Oregano
– 2 T Coriander
– 2 t Garlic Powder

DIY Taco Seasoning:

– 1/4 C Chili Powder
– 1/4 C Cumin
– 1/4 C Sea Salt (Optional)
– 1 T Garlic Powder
– 1 T Onion Powder
– 2 t Paprika
– 1 t Oregano
– 1 t Black Pepper

DIY Ranch Seasoning:

– 1/2 C Parsley
– 4 T Onion Flakes
– 1 t Paprika
– 1 t Garlic Powder
– 1 t Onion Powder
– 1/2 t Cayenne Pepper (Optional)

DIY Fajita Seasoning:

– 1/4 C Chili Powder
– 2 T Sea Salt
– 2 T Paprika
– 1 T Onion Powder
– 1 T Garlic Powder
– 1 T Cumin
– 1 t Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
*use about 2 – 3 t per pound of meat

DIY Chili Seasoning:

– 1/2 C Chili Powder
– 1/4 C Garlic Powder
– 1/4 C Oregano
– 1/4 C Cumin
– 3 T Onion Powder
– 2 T Paprika
– 1 T Thyme
*1/4 C of mixture = 1 packet

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice:

– 3 T Cinnamon
– 2 t Ginger
– 2 t Nutmeg
– 1 1/2 t Allspice
– 1 1/2 t Clove

RECIPES

Quick Taco Salad

• Brown 1lb ground turkey
• Add your taco seasoning with ¼ c water, bring to a boil and then simmer until the water is absorbed.
• Serve over a bed of lettuce greens, tomatoes, ¼ cup cold or cooked black beans, and topped with cubed avocado.

PROTEIN Ranch Dip

• 1 T Ranch Seasoning
• 1/2 C Cottage Cheese
• 2 T Plain Greek Yogurt
• 1 1/2 T Unsweetened Almond Milk

Ranch Dressing

• 1 T Ranch Seasoning
• 1/3 C Plain Greek Yogurt
• 1/4 C Coconut Milk

Quick Fajita Dinner

• Toss 2 C cooked brown rice with 1-2 tsp fajita seasoning and ½ C salsa.
• Sauté 1 lb roasted chicken, 1 small sliced onion, and 1 sliced bell pepper (and salt as desired) for 4-5 minutes.
• Serve chicken/veg mixture over rice mixture.

Precision Nutrition’s “Chili in a Flash”

• Brown 1 lb lean ground beef with 1/2 a chopped onion until cooked through.
• Add 1 chopped yellow bell pepper and 1 can drained kidney beans for 1-2 minutes.
• Add 1 C V8 spicy hot vegetable juice, 1/2 C raw cashews, and 1/4 C Chili Seasoning.
• Bring to a boil then simmer.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

• 1 frozen banana
• 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1/2 cup skim milk
• 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
• 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
• 1 cup ice

Add the ingredients in this order, blending along the way.

Check out the full recipe here!

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