A better name for this post would probably be The Always Incomplete Make Your Own Healthy Seasonings…because I definitely intend to keep adding to this one seasonally or whenever the opportunity and need arises. At some point, some of these may get their own post but I can still keep this link operational for the older posts that I’ll be referencing over here.
There are many reasons to make your own spice mixes. Of course, you might save money by buying in bulk but remember to compare apples to apples here. No the highest quality option on these spices won’t be cheaper to make than buying cheap spices but they will be cheaper than buying this quality spices in small jars. You can still choose to buy the cheaper spices than I typically recommend if you need to, but I urge you to consider these spices an investment in your health. Many of the spices and herbs used in these mixtures are highly nutritional when they are naturally grown and non-radiated. .
DIY Tony’s Cajun Salt, Healthier Montreal Steak Seasoning Copycat, Bulk Ranch Seasoning Mix, and Sugar Free Sweetener Blend see printable recipes below.
Affiliate links are included in case you need them to order items for these recipes.
DIY Tony's Cajun Salt
Empty the bottle of cajun seasoning into a bowl and refill the same bottle with mineral salt 2 - 3 times depending on the saltiness you desire (3 is the closest to the original Tony's) and mix well and store in a tightly covered bottle or jar.
Some spices you really don’t need to buy in bulk, even if you’re making your own seasoning recipes….others you definitely do. Here are some picks for spices I consider to be essential to buy in bulk. These are brands that I have bought in the past with the exception of the chili powder. I loved the reviews on it and will definitely be selecting this one for my next order.
Healthier Montreal Steak Seasoning Copycat
Mix together and store in a shaker. Shake or rub 1 tablespoon seasoning onto 1 pound steaks, pork chops, and hamburgers before grilling or broiling.
My Best Ranch Dressing Bulk Dry Mix
Yield 4 batches
This dressing remains a hugely popular recipe on my blog. Having this dry mix on hand will make it a snap to make it often. The full recipe link is included here and you will also have instructions for making a ranch dip as well as the dressing.
Mix these together and store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. To make a batch of My Best Ranch Dressing Ever use 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of this dry seasoning to the wet ingredients.
In order to have this ingredient combination stay true to the original flavors all the way to the end, store this mixture in a container at least twice as large as necessary. Then shake it up VERY well before spooning it out.
The most important reason that I make my own spices is not just to avoid all the objectionable additives in the commercially available seasoning blends, most of all I want to make certain that I am including plenty of life supporting mineral salt in each serving of the food I prepare.
Recommendations and affiliate links are included for several brands of this salt coming from different sources and with different nutritional profiles. I encourage you to make sure that the source you use is of the highest quality. Trim Healthy Mama always intends to have your back on their sources and quality so I’ve listed it twice and would urge you to keep it on hand but I always vary my salt types to make sure that we get a broad spectrum of minerals.
Sugar-Free Cinnamon Sweetener Blend
If you don't have a mixture like this in your kitchen, stop everything and make some now! With this magic sweetener on hand you can make sweet snacks anytime!
Plain old peaches with low fat cottage cheese becomes a cinnamon spiced peaches and cream flavored dessert - E. Buttered and oven crisped lavash bread or low carb tortillas can be sprinkled with this mixture and used to dip sweetened berries and cream cheese - S....and the list goes on....
- 4 parts xylitol or erythritol or a combination of the two
- 1 part high-quality cinnamon
- 1/2 cup xylitol or erythritol
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 part Pyure or Truvia
- (this sweetener blend works best when granulated not powdered and cinnamon and stevia aren't all that compatible, for these reasons ~ I don't recommend super sweet or gentle sweet for this.
- 1 part cinnamon
Mix thoroughly and store in a tightly covered canister.
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