Good food choices are just as important as exercise when it comes to your health. I try to avoid
processed foods and additives as much as possible when I am cooking. While it may be difficult to eat
clean all the time, we can all take steps to improve our eating habits.
One way you can start eating healthier is to make your own seasoning mixes, so I thought I would share my favorite homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe.
It can be used for chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetables, either as a dry rub or marinade. Plus, it’s easy,
naturally paleo and gluten free as well! You can make it at home with ingredients you likely already have
in your spice cabinets, it tastes better than the store bought packets, and it’s healthier as well.
There are so many great ways to use this fajita seasoning.
Use it as a dry rub.
Mix it with olive oil and a little lime juice for a marinade for meat and vegetables.
Make a dip, sandwich spread, or dressing with it.
Give your black bean soup some extra zip.
Add it to refried beans or a bean dip appetizer for a little extra kick.
When I make a marinade, I mix 2 tablespoons of my fajita seasoning with 1/3 cup olive oil and juice
from half a lime (about 1 tablespoon) and marinate my meat for an hour or so. This mixture should
be enough for 1.5 pounds of meat and / or vegetables.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today will yield 1/2 cup, enough seasoning for 6 pounds of meat and
vegetables. Store the leftover mix in an airtight container, and the next time you’ll have it already
made and ready when you need it.
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Use 2 tbsp per 1.5 lb meat / vegetables. 2 tbsp = 1 store bought packet. If you’d like it to be a little less
spicy, adjust the cayenne accordingly.
Michelle is a long time runner, fitness enthusiast, former healthy food blogger, and she’s one of the owners at New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club. She ran cross country and track for the University of Colorado and still runs as well as hikes to stay healthy and avoid injury.