What makes it healthy: Capsaicin, a component in chile peppers, may help fight metabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance and obesity. Oregano is high in antioxidants.
How to use it: Add 1 to 3 tbsp to 1 lb ground beef or turkey for tacos; rub 1 to 2 tbsp on steak, fish or chicken before broiling or grilling; sprinkle ½ tsp on a baked sweet potato.
- About 5 tbspServings
3 tbsp chile powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp each garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, paprika and sea salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 to ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper, optional
In a small jar or container, mix together all ingredients.