Making homemade herb blends is hands-down the easiest way to get the healthiest option and save time + money, because…
- Store-bought spice blends usually contain nasty additives like maltodextrin and/or MSG.
- Most brands of single herbs in store are radiated and therefore don’t possess all of the health benefits that herbs are meant to have.
- A major time consumer of food prep is getting out individual jars of herbs/spices out, measuring each one, looking back at the recipe, measuring again…. you know the drill. For a majority of recipes, I usually just reach for one of these blends saving lots of time and less MESS!
- Having a way to easily add herbs to meals maximizes the health benefits of any dish.
- Buying high-quality herbs in bulk is cheaper than many smaller containers of store brands that aren’t as healthy
- Making large batches of blends at once only takes minutes.
The 3 blends I always keep on hand are:
I love these glass airtight containers to store them in. Put a cute little label on them, and you have yummy spices + a cuter kitchen 😉
- 2 cups dried parsley
- 1/2 cup dried dill weed
- 2/3 cup garlic powder
- 2/3 cup onion powder
- 2/3 cup dried minced onion
- 5 tablespoons dried chives
- 2 1/2 cups chili powder
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons onion powder
- 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper
- 3 tablespoons oregano
- 7 tablespoons paprika
- 1 1/3 cups cumin
- ) Mix together in an airtight containerand shake to mix thoroughly (you may need to shake each time you use)
I don’t add salt or pepper to any of my blends because I prefer to add them to recipes based on taste of the individual recipe.