Over the past few years, I’ve been switching many of my favorite kitchen ingredients to homemade kitchen mixes and more natural ingredients. Any time we can avoid processed foods, it’s better for us. But, I also want it to be as simple, easy and convenient as possible.
Mixing Your Own Spice Blends from Food Renegade
We eat a lot of Mexican dishes so naturally, a homemade taco seasoning mix makes sense for us. You can mix it as needed or you can mix a large batch ahead of time to last through several meals.
Homemade Coffee Creamers from Mom Prepares
There are some really good coffee creamer recipes for every taste that we can make at home and skip the dairy case. Flavored or plain, liquid or dry – you can make your own coffee creamer and avoid chemicals.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup from Kitchen Treaty
In 10 minutes you can have a yummy chocolate syrup with a refrigerator shelf life of a month – if it lasts that long! You can look for the cocoa that you like the best. Want a dark chocolate syrup? Get a dark chocolate cocoa for this recipe.
Cream of Anything Soup Mix from The Essential Homemaker
It looks perfect for casseroles and crock pot recipes AND you can control the sodium content. You can mix the dry ingredients and store them in your pantry then just mix with the wet ingredients when making your meal.
How To Make A Batch Of Dehydrated Soup From Mom Prepares
Recipes for your homemade soups can be pre-made with dried veggies and dried meats, and stored in your pantry so that you can rehydrate and prepare the soup later.
If you want to learn more about herbs to use in your mixes we recommend .
Homemade Italian Seasoning from bell’alimento
She uses fresh herbs from her garden, dries them, “blasts” them in her grinder, and stores them in glass jars in her pantry. Sounds easy! You can use herbs from the store that are already dried and chopped. I’m thinking it would be easiest to start with bought herbs and work towards growing my own.
Homemade Master Mix from Amanda’s Cookin’
My kids love banana bread and one of my favorite quick recipes actually calls for Bisquick. I found a homemade Master Mix version that I am looking forward to trying.
Home mixes are a great way to eliminate unnecessary added ingredients from our diets and can also save a lot of money in the store. Nervous about trying it? Make a small batch of one home mix and then give it a try. You’ll soon find yourself hooked and thinking, “I can make that myself,” every time you’re in the store!
Want more? Here’s even more mixes you can make ahead and have full control of the ingredients.
What’s your favorite home mix? I’m always looking for new ideas. Leave a link or your recipe in the comments!