A healthy homemade taco seasoning recipe that you can put together in less than 5 minutes with simple ingredients! Homemade seasonings are easy to make, budget-friendly and so much better for you! This one is gluten-free, low carb, sugar-free, and keto-friendly.
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Have you checked the label on your favorite seasoning packet? Spoiler Alert: Store-bought seasoning packets are typically not healthy or low carb! On top of that – brand name taco seasonings are more expensive.
I never saw myself as a make my own seasoning type of gal, until I learned A) How terribly bad pre-made packaged seasonings are and B) How easy it is to make a healthy version myself. Then I became a believer:)
Taco Seasoning Ingredients
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
10 Alarming Ingredients in Brand Packets
Let’s take a look at the “extra” stuff in the store-bought seasoning packets. (I looked at Old El Paso & Taco Bell)
Maltodextrin: Artificial Sugar
Corn starch: Highly-processed carbohydrate used to thicken
Yellow Corn Flour: Starchy grain
Vegetable Oil: Canola, Soybean or Sunflower Oil
Silicone Dioxide Also known as sand
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Depending on who you ask it’s either safe or a potential neurotoxin
By my count, that’s 10 good reasons to avoid the store-bought variety, save money, and use this easy seasoning recipe that you can make in less than 5 minutes!
I bet you already have the ingredients in your cabinet.
And guess what?
You will not be sacrificing the flavor you love, but you will be avoiding added carbs, preservatives, and unknown fillers.
How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
No special equipment necessary! All you have to do is combine the ingredients & you’re done! Store it in an airtight container (like a Mason Jar) in a cool, dry space. This recipe yields 6 tablespoons of taco seasoning. Feel free to double the recipe if you’re planning ahead!
How You Can Use Taco Seasoning
Season Ground Beef or Ground Turkey – Use 2 Tablespoons per pound
Chicken – Add 2-3 tablespoons per pound of chicken breasts or thighs.
Tacos – Use as a healthy swap in any recipe that calls for taco seasoning. Check out these favorite low carb taco Tuesday options for inspiration:)
Soups – Give soup an extra kick by adding a few tablespoons of seasoning!Print
Put this homemade taco seasoning recipe together in less than 5 minutes using simple ingredients you probably already have on hand! Make Taco Tuesdays healthy with this low carb, keto-friendly seasoning that’s also gluten-free!
Combine ingredients & store in an airtight container!
- Category: Keto – Low Carb
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: healthy taco seasoning, low carb, keto, gluten-free, homemade taco seasoning
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