How to Make Salt Free Seasonings

When cooking salt free seasonings are indispensable, even more when someone has a condition that requires it. Most of us consume too much salt and for some this can actually harm their health resulting in high blood pressure, water retention and more serious conditions such as congestive heart failure.

The problem is that we have become so used to salt in all of our meals that food often tastes quite bland without it.

The truth is that eating with limited salt does not have mean eating tasteless meals. Many herbs and spices can add flavor to your food without harming your health. It simply takes a little experimenting to find healthy seasoning choices for your dishes.

To help you get started here are three simple ideas that will add interest and taste to various foods. These salt free seasonings are easy to make and is likely that you already have most of the ingredients right in your cupboard.

Meat and Veggie Seasoning

Seasonings in glass jars

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried thyme

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp paprika

1 ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

1 ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

½ teaspoon minced dried lemon peel

Mix all ingredients well and place in a glass container. This seasoning can be used on meat, vegetables, or put on the table for those who want extra taste.

Meat, Poultry and Fish Seasoning

2 tablespoons onion powder

½ teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon dried rosemary

Put the seasoning in a glass jar until ready for use. This seasoning tastes good especially on poultry and fish.

Chicken and vegetables

Taco Seasoning

4 tablespoon onion powder

3 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon potato flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon turmeric

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in a container. Use on tacos for additional flavor. 

If they are stored right, the seasonings will stay good for months.

When using them you will agree that eating salt free can be incredibly flavorful. If you like these recipes, make some more for a friend or family member that needs to diminish their salt consumption. They just may appreciate to have some salt free seasonings at hand.

Tips: Use a spice grinder if needed and airtight glass containers for better preservation.


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