5 Must-Haves Seasonings to Spice Up Your Food Routine

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Mrs. Dash Original Blend Salt-Free Seasoning Mix

Must-Have Seasonings to Spice Up Your Routine: Mrs. Dash
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This is the mother of all versatile spices. Mrs. Dash's Original Blend Salt-Free Seasoning Mix is delicious, and it has the added bonus of being— you guessed it—salt free.

If you’re looking for meals that are low on sodium but not low on taste, this seasoning mix is the way to go. With over a dozen perfectly balanced spices, this blend goes well with chicken breast, lean beef, turkey breast, grilled veggies., and pretty much every go-to dinner item. 

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Hungry Girl's Must-Have Seasonings: Pumpkin Pie Spice
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There are plenty of healthy and unexpected ways to use canned pumpkin, but my love for this gorgeous gourd goes far beyond pumpkin pie.

What exactly is pumpkin pie spice? It's a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice, and it’s fantastic when you’re craving a little fall flavor. Stir some into fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt to spice it up or spoon a bit into your morning oatmeal.

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Taco Seasoning Mix

Hungry Girl's Must-Have Seasonings: Taco Seasoning Mix
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Taco Tuesday, anyone? Taco Wednesday? Taco Thursday? With your new taco seasoning mix, you’ve got the key ingredient to make every day of the week a fiesta. A typical taco seasoning mix is made from a combo of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. You can see how this mix is a time saver! Mix it into extra-lean ground beef or lean ground turkey, or get creative with chicken breast or fish fillets! Why not?

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Chili Powder

Hungry Girl's Must-Have Seasonings: Chili Powder
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Speaking of fiestas, what better way to add a little kick than with chili powder? If you think taco seasoning mix is for amateurs, you’re probably a spicy-food lover with a penchant for some added heat. Chili powder is an easy way to spice up (literally) any meal. Add a sprinkle to chopped chicken, stir-fried pork tenderloin, a lean beef steak, or even a microwaved egg scramble.

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Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Hungry Girl's Must-Have Seasonings: Lemon Pepper Seasoning
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It's not exactly a mystery what flavors you'll find in lemon pepper seasoning. But lemon pepper seasoning has something really special going on: It packs its own delicious punch.

If you have any experience with lemon pepper, chances are it’s as a seasoning for your favorite fish dishes. It’s no secret that a squirt of lemon can bring out that delicious salmon or halibut flavor. Lemon pepper can do the same thing.

Another great way to use lemon pepper is as an addition to basic grilled chicken or a veggie dish that could use a little pizzazz. In fact, lemon pepper seasoning is basically bottled pizzazz.

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