Season’s Greetings!

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 Spice
Adapted 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 Mix
Adapted 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 Mix
Adapted 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 Seasoning
Adapted 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)