These healthy seasoning blends make simple DIY holiday gifts for friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
- These recipes make about 1 cup. Adjust quantities based on the size and number of jars you are using.
- Prevent waste and get the exact amount you need by purchasing the herbs and spices from the bulk bins.
- Repurpose containers you have around your house or find unique glass jars at thrift stores.
- Get the kids involved with measuring, mixing, filling jars, or creating one-of-a-kind labels.
Chai SpiceAdapted from: My Baking Addiction
Chai is good for spiced nuts, oatmeal, eggnog, and lattes. Try it sprinkled on buttered toast for a spicy spin on cinnamon toast.
- ½ cup ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons ground cardamom
- 2 tablespoons ground all spice
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Everything Bagel MixAdapted from: Cooking Channel TV
As the name implies, this blend is good on just about everything. Salads, potatoes, chicken, eggs, avocado…you name it!
- ⅓ cup sesame seeds
- ⅓ cup poppy seeds
- 3 tablespoons dried minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
Ranch MixAdapted from: The Pioneer Woman
Use this seasoning to make anything “ranch style” including popcorn, roasted potato wedges, and veggie dip.
- ¾ cup dry buttermilk powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
- ½ tablespoon dried chives
- ½ tablespoon sea salt
- ¼ tablespoon ground black pepper
Taco SeasoningAdapted from: The Real Food RDs
Most store-bought taco seasoning has preservatives and added sugars. This version is just herbs, spices, and salt.
- ½ cup chili powder
- 2 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)