If you're trying to improve your family's diet like I am, you've probably realized by now that trying to make huge changes rarely works. Go from feeding your family Kraft Mac and Cheese every night to suddenly trying to serving Broccoli Casserole every night and you're going to have some complainers on your hands, no matter how delicious the new recipes are!
For us, one of the best ways to combat this tendency is to start making common store bought foods at home. This way, whether I am trying to make healthy recipes or we are indulging in the occasional treat, at least we know that what we are eating is a little healthier than it would have been. Some of our favorite recipes substitutions we've made so far include this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix recipe, this Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce recipe, and this Fried Apples recipe.
Today, we have another one to add to the mix. This onion soup mix recipe is similar to Lipton Onion Soup Mix, but it's a lot healthier for you. It contains common kitchen ingredients you probably have on hand anyway, like dried onion, beef bullion powder, onion powder and paprika, and it's really easy to make. Simply combine all of the ingredients together in an air-tight container, mix well and store until you need it. You don't even have to make it every time you make a recipe. You can just make it in advance and keep it on hand.
Why not give it a try today?
- ¾ cup Dried Minced Onion
- ⅓ cup Beef Bouillon Powder
- 4 tsp Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp Celery Salt
- ¼ tsp Paprika
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- ¼ tsp Parsley Flakes
- ¼ tsp Sugar
- Combine ingredients.
- Mix well and store in air tight container.
- When recipe call for a packet of onion soup mix, use 5 tablespoons of your homemade mix