Tacos were my absolute favourite food growing up. However, it wasn’t until I had finished 5 years of nutrition schooling/interning that I had taken the time to read the back of that little package. After seeing such a huge list of unnecessary ingredients, such as “corn maltodextrin”, “sugar”, “caramel colour”, “hydrolyzed soya and corn protein” (in taco seasoning, really?) the quest for finding a delicious taco seasoning recipe was on.
I recommend making this seasoning in a larger batch and storing it in a spice shaker for easy use. Remember – eating is not about perfection but if we can make these simple substitutions (which taste just as delicious!) then we are definitely on the road to a healthier life.
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsps ground cumin
- 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients and mix - it's as simple as that!