Healthy Taco Seasoning

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Healthy taco seasoning that’s made at home is a great alternative to store bought taco seasoning.

Healthy Taco Seasoning mix

Taco seasoning mix is something I buy all the time without really thinking about it. We use it all the time, especially in our easy taco dip that we love so much!

But a a while ago I took the time to read the ingredients.  Store bought taco dip is full of stuff that I don’t recognize!

Really, healthy taco seasoning mix is something that you can easily make at home, with just a few spices.

You probably even have most, or even all, of these on hand in your cupboard already.

Healthy Taco Seasoning

This mix is just a little bit spicy. If you want it milder, omit the crushed red pepper flakes, and it’ll be mild enough for most kids. If you want to kick up the heat a little, add the optional cayenne pepper.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon organic chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional for more heat)
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne (optional for more heat)

Combine all the ingredients, mix and store.

Makes 1/2 cup of taco seasoning.

Low sodium taco seasoning

For low sodium taco seasoning, just omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe above to make low salt taco seasoning with all the flavor you’ll love.

Organic taco seasoning

To make organic taco seasoning, simply use only organic spices like Simply Organic Chili Powder. See prices on Amazon here. 

How to use homemade healthy taco seasoning

Simply add a teaspoon of taco seasoning mix per pound of food you want to season. Add more to taste, if needed.

Looking for something to cool you down? Try a strawberry matcha smoothie, or (my favorite) an almond milk berry smoothie.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Healthy Taco Seasoning

Healthy Taco Seasoning

Homemade healthy taco seasoning is a great alternative to store bought taco seasoning.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon organic chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional for more heat)
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne (optional for more heat)

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients, mix and store.

Makes 1/2 cup of taco seasoning.

Notes

Mild taco seasoning variation

For a mild version, omit the optional cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes, and it’ll be mild enough for most kids.

Low sodium taco seasoning mix variation

For low sodium taco seasoning, just omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe above to make low salt taco seasoning with all the flavor you’ll love.

Organic taco seasoning mix variation

To make organic taco seasoning, simply use only organic spices like Simply Organic Chili Powder. See prices on Amazon here.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 13mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
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Amanda Hishchynsky December 21, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Thanks for this! So sick of buying pre-packaged taco mix. Now I can make my own!
Cheers!

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Kimi December 23, 2014 - 12:28 am

So cool! Thank you for this!

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Jeri December 29, 2018 - 11:44 am

Are these measurements really 14 tsps/ or 1/4, 1/2 tsp?

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M Caroline February 22, 2019 - 1:03 pm

Hi Jeri, the measurements are really 14 teaspoons – the total amount this makes is about 2 cups mix.

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