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Why Make Homemade Taco Seasoning?
Bland food can totally ruin a meal for me – so I’m definitely a fan of using lots of spices and jazzing up my food. Cooking healthy and homemade food pretty much requires good use of seasoning or else it’ll be totally boring (both to cook and to eat!)
I also prefer using homemade seasoning because the store bought ones are usually packed with ingredients that are unhealthy and/or unnecessary. While some of these added ingredients are not necessarily dangerous to our bodies, they don’t need to be there. On the other hand, some added ingredients can be a risk. Store bought seasonings can contain:
- Added sugar
- Added salt
- hidden MSG
- “Natural flavorings” (um, what are those exactly?)
- Artificial dyes
- Silicon dioxide
- and many other added ingredients
Making it yourself simply insures that you know what ingredients are going into your food. For a real food foodie, this is so important to me! Plus, you can completely customize the spices to your preference.
This homemade taco mix is seriously delicious and gives your dishes a more authentic flavor than store-bought seasoning.
I love buying organic spices in bulk, which makes it even easier to make my own seasoning mixes when I need some and not have to run to the store last minute during dinner prep.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in a jar.
- Use about 2 tablespoons when a recipe calls for a packet of taco seasoning.