It’s awful. I know it.
But sometimes I will get a certain craving.
One of those very irritable cravings…
Junk food on my mind all day and all night.
Artificial cheese-flavored junk food.
I head for the junk food aisle and grab a bag of those artificially flavored chips. However, as I reach the checkout counter I panic and toss it out of my basket like it’s got an infectious disease or something.
I just can’t anymore. I’ve got artificial flavors guilt.
But I may have found a solution to my junk food craving. I discovered a recipe online for Doritos seasoning mix using a mixture of nutritional yeast and a few other spices.
This seasoning mix may not taste exactly the same as Doritos but it comes quite close. I’ve been sprinkling it on just about everything. So far I’ve sprinkled it on kale chips, baked french fries, broccoli, cauliflower, and popcorn. It lends a spicy cheese-y flavor without all the guilt of artificial flavors. Plus, it’s made with nutritional yeast which as the name implies is very — nutritional!
Got any junk food cravings?
Homemade Doritos Seasoning
- 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes (this is not the same yeast you bake bread with)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 heaped tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard powder
Recipe from: The Naked Kitchen
|Pulse all ingredients in the food processor.|
|Transfer to a small container or a spices container. Sprinkle on everything from veggies to soup and maybe even popcorn!|