Time and Money Saver: Making Your Own Homemade Seasonings


As a new year begins, many of us resolve to do a whole number of things. Big goals, small goals and everything in between. One of the most popular resolutions is to just be healthier. So, with that in mind I want to share a super simple and small way to do something a little bit better for your family’s diet. This is not a huge change, but is a step to eating more consciously.

Homemade Seasonings

Several years ago I started making homemade seasonings instead of purchasing store bought. I personally think they taste better and I can control what goes in them. A major thing I feel I can better control is the salt in my seasonings. Store bought seasonings can be awfully salty. With homemade seasonings, I can make larger batches and then always have it on hand when I need it. It’s also pretty cost effective as most of what you need are things you can probably find in your spice cabinet already.

Here are two of my favorite seasoning recipes that I use the most often. I’d love to hear your favorite homemade seasoning recipes! 

Taco Seasoning
This makes a decent size batch that will last you through 3-4 Taco Tuesdays!
(*Adapted from http://cincyshopper.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/)
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Onion Powder
½ tsp Oregano
1 tsp Brown Sugar
Red Pepper Flakes and/or Cayenne Pepper to taste

Hamburger Seasoning
Jazz up your burgers all year round!
(*Adapted from http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/06/hamburger-seasoning-recipe/)

1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

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I am a wife and mommy to two sweet girls ages 4 and 10 months. I work from home part-time as an art teacher for a local online school. As a Cincinnati native I love this city and am so thankful to be raising my family here. I love getting creative with my four year old and letting her run wild with paint and lots of other art supplies. I am passionate about encouraging creativity and art making at any age. When I am not crafting or having adventures with my little girls, I love organizing, decorating, shopping for a bargain, exploring new places for family fun around the city, cooking, and searching for local restaurants with great food. I also run an Etsy shop, be tees. by AJB (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraJanesBoutique), with my sister selling screen printed baby and toddler apparel.


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