Most people fear that they will have to eat tasteless or bland food when they start dieting. This is far from the truth.

There are several ways to spice up any recipe without the addition of unhealthy elements.

One way to achieve this result is to experiment with a range of flavors and mix them together to make an exciting recipe. This could mean mixing savory and sweet ingredients or adding some spice to a sour or sweet recipe. This will help introduce some uniquely flavored to your daily diet.

Another great way to add some spices to your meals is to prepare different mixes that can be added to any recipe to change the basic taste.

Spicy Mixes For Recipes

If you do not have any experience in making spicily mixed, you don’t need to worry. Here are some spicy mixes you can try to make, adding them to different recipes to see the results-

  • Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Chilli Seasoning
  • Cajun Spice Seasoning
  • Dry Ranch Mix

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

This mix guarantees to have a lower amount of sodium and other harmful elements as compared to the pre-packed meal that is available in supermarkets and grocery stores. This will help you cut down the consumption of sodium that retains water in your body and hence help you lose a few inches.



  • Two teaspoons of hot chili powder
  • One and a half teaspoons of paprika
  • One teaspoon of onion powder
  • Half a teaspoon sea salt
  • Half a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Half a teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Half a teaspoon of oregano
  • A quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • One pinch of cayenne pepper
  • One pinch red pepper flakes

Method To Prepare:

  • Mix chili powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt, garlic powder in a bowl and toss them lightly to make sure they mix well.
  • Then add the cumin, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes to the bowl and mix again. Your mix is now prepared.

Chilli Seasoning Mix

Chilli is one of the most popular and sought after tex-mex dishes that everyone loves. Instead of spending a lot on takeout or eating out, you can easily create a mix that will allow you to prepare your chili recipe faster and make it taste better than any Chilli you’ve ever tasted.

Spicy Mixes


  • A quarter cup of all-purpose flour
  • Four teaspoons of chili powder
  • One tablespoon of crushed red pepper
  • One tablespoon of dried and minced onion
  • One tablespoon of dried and minced garlic
  • Two teaspoons of white sugar
  • Two teaspoons ground cumin2
  • Two teaspoons of dried parsley
  • Two teaspoons of salt
  • One teaspoon of dried basil
  • Quarter teaspoon ground black pepper

Method To Prepare:

  • Take a bowl and stir together flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic, sugar, cumin, parsley, salt, basil, and pepper.
  • Store this mixture in an airtight container.

Cajun Spice Mix

This is a versatile mix that can be added to various recipes to make it more interesting and add a flavourful twist to any ordinary recipe. The cajun spices can be teamed with crushed red pepper to make another tasty variation of this recipe. You can create delicious cajun hash browns using this spice mix.

Spicy Mixes


  • Two teaspoons of salt
  • Two teaspoons of garlic powder
  • Two and a half teaspoons of paprika1
  • One teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • One teaspoon of onion powder
  • One teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano
  • One teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Method To Prepare:

  • Add the salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes in a bowl
  • Stir them until they are evenly blended.
  • Store this mixture in an airtight container to protect it from moisture.

Dry Ranch Mix

This is another tasty spicy mix that allows you to introduce some Mexican flavors in your daily recipes and make them more exciting than ever before. You can always add some buttermilk or mayonnaise to this mix to make a salad dressing or sauce.

Spicy Mixes


  • One cup of dried parsley
  • Two-thirds cup of garlic salt
  • Half cup crushed saltine crackers
  • Half a cup of dried and minced onion
  • Half a cup of onion salt
  • A quarter cup of onion powder
  • A quarter cup of garlic powder2
  • Two tablespoons of dried dill weed
  • two tablespoons of ground black pepper

Method To Prepare:

  • Combine the parsley, garlic salt, crushed saltines, minced onion, onion salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, and black pepper in a sealable container and shake them to make sure they mix evenly.

Final Words

With these spicy mixes, it will be much easier to make your recipes interesting and to enjoy eating all your meals with a twist and the addition of some more flavor.

The best part about these dry spicy mixes is that it can be made and stored for multiple days. Hence, it is a quick way to make changes in your food. Go ahead try making these mixes today!