The Best Homemade Seasoning Around

If you’re in the fitness world, you’ve likely had more than your fair share of chicken breast meals. After a while, it can get a little boring — particularly if you’re on prep with high protein goals.

How do I make sure that I can still get excited about my food, even if I’m eating the same thing every single day? The right seasonings can make all the difference.

Sure, there are a few good options on the market already. Flavor God and Dizzy Pig are two wonderful companies, both of which I have in my spice cabinet. Sometimes, though, I want something unique or on the spot, which is why I developed this all-purpose spice blend.

It’s wonderful on chicken, shrimp, pork tenderloin, skillet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, and I even used it to make an incredible garlic bread the other day for my kiddos.

The spice mix includes turmeric, which contains curcumin (also found in ginger). Combined with black pepper, this is absorbed in the body as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Today’s world is full of processed food, pollutants, and stress, so I want to keep the inflammation in my body down as much as possible. I try to sneak turmeric, along with black pepper, into my food often.

I also added a surprise ingredient: dried carrots. You may not have ever worked with them before, but I thought they added a nice, unique touch to the blend. You can buy them here on Amazon, like I did, or at your local specialty food shop. I pulsed mine in the food processor for a few seconds to chop them down a bit further.

Try out the mix and let me know what you think!

The Best All-Purpose Seasoning Mix

Yields 1

A garlic based season-all with hints of onion, cumin, and turmeric. Perfect for poultry, pork, vegetables, and even garlic bread!


Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 5 min


In a small bowl, mix

  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp onion granules
  • 1 Tbsp dried carrot
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 Tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried sage


Simple! Just combine well and then sprinkle on your food of choice. Rub chicken or pork before cooking, sprinkle on veggies before roasting, or sprinkle over melted butter on a flaky French loaf. Store in an airtight container.

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