For the most part ML and I try to/have to stick to a fairly healthy diet which includes avoiding processed and/or packaged foods. This includes boxed dinners such as Hamburger Helper, deli meat, and packaged seasoning. (To learn more about our diet and how it has eliminated my migraines, see here.)
Mexican dishes are a favorite in our house, but there are a few store bought items we have to avoid when fixing a Mexican dish. One of these is packaged taco seasoning because it often contains MSG which is a trigger for my migraines. Thankfully, I have a recipe for an all natural taco seasoning mix. It is super easy and tastes as good if not better than the store bought stuff. Another plus is that you probably already have the needed spices on hand, so it costs practically nothing to make it.
I can’t take credit for the recipe because I found it on Allrecipes.com, but I wanted to share it with you because it is so easy and good! I did end up tweaking mine a little.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (I didn’t have any on hand so I left this spice out.)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I added this for a little extra kick.)
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I could eat Mexican food all day, every day. And this looks fabulous! Mmmm… Cinco de Mayooooo….
Mexican is one of my favorites too! Sometimes I think it’s better homemade than from a restaurant.
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This sounds so good! I am a sucker for those taco packets, but like you, (for health reasons), stick to a ‘natural’ diet as much as possible. I can’t wait to give this a whirl. But mostly, I was really excited to hear about someone healing themselves through diet. It stresses me out to think how many people are suffering while scarfing down McDonalds, etc. and not realizing how much a diet change might change their life.
It completely blew us away that I was able to eliminate all my migraines simply by changing my diet. I didn’t know what life was like without them but. Changing my diet accomplished something none of my medications were able too. I feel so blessed!
It’s good that you guys have knocked out MSG! We dont eat tacos very often, so we still buy taco seasoning on occasion, but we dont like that it has MSG either.
It’s crazy how it’s in so many of our “go to” ingredients in the stores.
We had tacos last night with packet seasoning from the store!! AH! MSG is everywhere! I’ve been having head aches lately, and I remembered how eliminating MSG helped you, so it was added incentive to try to knock it out. I’ve just got to convince Michael its worth it! So did this recipe make enough for one taco dish, or do you have some to save?
It is completely worth it and after awhile you learn what is safe and forget about everything you can’t have. This seasoning makes enough for roughly a pound of meat. You could probably swap it out without telling him and he would never know the difference.
Yum! Your photos literally made my mouth water. I love Mexican food!
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