10 Simple Seasonings to Spice Up Any Meal

Friday, April 9, 2021

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10 simple seasonings to spice up any meal

Hi family and friends! 👋

I hope you all are having a great week. This post is probably LONG overdue, as I get so many comments on Instagram asking how I spice up my meals, since you all know I tend to eat a lot of the same things over and over. This one is so important, as it keeps things interesting, but doesn't add extra calories to your meal so you stay on track. Although this list isn't the full list of what I use, it definitely includes the ones you see most often. Let's dig in!

Cinnamon Bun Seasoning

  • Greek Yogurt
  • English Muffin
  • Pita Bread
I eat Cinnamon Bun Flavoring on my Greek yogurt every single day! So much in fact, that I just ordered three at a time I go through it so quickly. However, I also use it on bread options as well. Generally I eat carbs with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray because I use my fats for other things, so adding some flavoring to a somewhat bland piece of bread really helps! 

Chocolate Donut Seasoning

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Casein Shake
  • Whey Protein Shake
Like the Cinnamon Bun Flavoring, this one goes on my Greek yogurt most days as well. Again, it adds a little ump to a somewhat bland meal. Unlike Cinnamon Bun, I also use this in shakes, as most are chocolate, and it gives a little bit more to the overall taste!

Bacon Flavor Seasoning

  • Eggs
This is a specialty seasoning, and not something I use all that often. However, if you're a huge bacon lover, you may want to try it! I sometimes utilize it on my eggs to switch it up, and it works. I could also see this being used on hamburgers, pizza, etc. (because when is bacon ever a bad thing)?


Ranch Seasoning

  • Crockpot Crack Chicken Recipe

I make Crockpot crack chicken generally once a week, and it's always in my fridge. Because of this, I skip the cute little packets and purchased the big tub! As a main ingredient, I go through it often, so it's always good to have on hand. If you haven't tried this incredibly easy recipe, you can view it here.

Taco Seasoning

  • Crockpot Chicken Recipe
This is another seasoning that is never bad to have on hand. I generally use it for my Crockpot salsa chicken, so it's always good to have in a big tub! If you haven't tried making salsa chicken before, you can view how to make this super simple recipe here.

Garlic Salt

  • Homemade Pizza
  • Hamburger
  • Pita Bread
Garlic salt or powder adds so much flavor, especially to pizza or hamburger! Although these are the main ways I like to use it, I also use it every now and then on a piece of pita bread with some meals.

Salt & Pepper

  • Everything.. J/K
  • Eggs
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
I feel like these are staples in everyone's home, but if you're not using them to spice up your foods- you're missing out! I would say out of every spice I own, these two are used the most. 

Truffle Salt

  • Eggs
This is another specialty spice, and one I don't use as often (but man is it good)! If you're a fan of Tim Ferriss, he introduced me to this incredible spice on eggs years ago, and I'm so glad he did. If you eat a lot of eggs and egg whites like I do, check this one out!


Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

  • Eggs
  • Homemade bagels
  • Any type of bread
This is a very universal seasoning, and another one that I think is so great to have on hand. I like it for homemade bagels or bread primarily, but it really can be used on almost anything. 


Cinnamon Seasoning

  • Pita Bread
  • Tortilla
  • English Muffin
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Pancake/Waffle mix
  • French Toast
Cinnamon is a wonderful staple to have on hand. I generally use it on bread, but it could be used for a variety of things, so definitely make sure you have this one!

10 simple seasonings to spice up any meal

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  1. As a foodie myself i love these condiments on how to spice up our meals. Keep up the good work. Fourcolumnsofabalancedlife.com

  2. Everything but the Bagel is my all-time favorites seasoning!

  3. Really great post! I haven't tried couple of the seasonings, I'll definitely try them now!

  4. Taco seasoningbia one of my favorite to put a little pop in any dish. Thank you for the other suggestions. I had no idea about the bacon seasoning.

  5. My favorite on this list is cinnamon, I use it in a lot of recipes, I even use the whole cinnamon sticks to make tea, as a matter of fact I think I will have a cup now :) Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Great suggestions! It is amazing the difference a good seasoning blend can make for a dish.

  7. The bacon & cinnamon bun seasoning sounds amazing! What brand / where did you get those?

    1. Hi Vivian! The pictures within the post are shopping links. Feel free to click and purchase if you want to give one (or both) a try!

  8. Love this so much. I always tell folks to use great spices to really make their food “pop”!

  9. I love McCormick brands; pretty much all my seasonings are from them, especially the taco seasoning, garlic salt, and ranch seasoning. They taste so good. I haven't tried the cinnamon bun seasoning and the chocolate donut seasoning yet; I will have to give them a try. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

  10. oh my gosh I haven't even heard of some of these! The first three sound SOOO GOOOD

  11. Everything But Bagel seasoning is AMAZING for most breakfast foods IMO. Especially love it for avocado toast

  12. Good to know so many variations of seasoning exist. Thanks for sharing!