Kidney Friendly Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

This homemade Kidney Friendly Low Sodium Taco Seasoning is an excellent substitute for store-bought taco seasoning. As this recipe is low in sodium, it is also good for managing high blood pressure.

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Kidney friendly low sodium taco seasoning

Great for Chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes, and heart health

This seasoning is perfect for consumption if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Only 0.3 grams of protein, 18 mg of sodium, 43 mg of potassium, and 8 mg of phosphorus are in each serving of this recipe.

This recipe is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, and sodium, which makes it a good choice for managing diabetes and heart health. Each serving of this recipe has 7 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrate, 0.3 grams of total fat, 0.04 grams of saturated fat, and 18 mg of sodium.

This homemade seasoning is a great way to save some money, and it tastes way better than taco seasonings sold at supermarkets as it does not contain any fillers. Many store-bought taco seasonings contain corn meal as a filler. Corn meal is a cheap filler that is frequently genetically modified.

Avoid all those fillers, MSG, sugar, and high salt contents by making your own seasoning. Bring some taco shells or grilled vegetables and sprinkle this seasoning on them to make them taste better.

This recipe for homemade taco seasoning calls for spices that you probably already have or can get at your local grocery store with little trouble.

Ingredients in this recipe

  • Chili powder: Chili powder is the main ingredient in this recipe. Chili powder is high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity. Apart from vitamin C, chili powder is also a good source of copper that is important for maintaining healthy bones and neurons.
  • Ground cumin: Adding cumin to this recipe not only adds an earthy flavor, but also provides many healthy benefits. Research shows that cumin promotes digestion, is a good source of flavonoid, phenols and alkaloids, which are antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Smoked paprika: You can use the regular paprika, but if you want to take the flavors in this seasoning to the next level then I recommend that you use smoked paprika.
  • Onion powder: Onion powder helps to tone down and give a mild flavor to this seasoning. Use either onion powder or onion flakes, but do not use onion salt.
  • Garlic powder: If you are thinking of adding a superfood to your daily eating list then garlic should definitely be the first one on that list. Research shows that garlic helps to boost immunity, reduces inflammation, and improves heart health. For this recipe you can either use garlic granules or garlic powder. However, do not use garlic salt as it will increase the sodium content in this recipe.
  • Dried oregano: Oregano is a good source of antioxidants, which help to fight inflammation and reduce the chance of developing cancer or heart disease. Regular oregano works fine for this recipe. However, if you are looking for some citrusy notes in this recipe then substitute half of oregano with Mexican oregano, which is more tangy in flavor.
  • Ground black pepper: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, adobo seasoning, chipotle chili powder, or red pepper flakes, if you want your seasoning to be more spicy. However, if you are happy with the spice level of your seasoning just add some ground black pepper. Black pepper will make your seasoning more flavorful and keep the spice level to normal.
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Ingredients for low sodium taco seasoning – chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika and black pepper
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Ingredients for low sodium taco seasoning – garlic powder, dried oregano and onion powder

How to make this recipe

Making this recipe is really easy. All you have to do is gather the ingredients, put them together in a spice jar, and give the spice jar a good shake so that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. That’s it, and you are done!

How to store this recipe

This tasty seasoning may be stored in an airtight jar in your pantry for up to six months.

Kidney friendly low sodium taco seasoning

Kidney Friendly Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

8f7236c9626d7dcca9cca39f75b7f03fArchana Singh, PhD
This homemade kidney friendly low sodium taco seasoning is a perfect substitute for a store bought one, which is usually high in sodium and preservatives. Enjoy this seasoning with your salads, soups or veggies.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 7 kcal


  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  • Gather the ingredients, put them together in a spice jar.
  • Give the spice jar a good shake so that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.


Calories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gPhosphorus: 8mg
Keyword Kidney Friendly, Low Sodium, Taco seasoning
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How much sodium is in low sodium taco seasoning?

Each serving of this low taco seasoning has 18 mg of sodium.

Is taco seasoning just chili powder?

Chili powder is one of the main ingredients in taco seasoning. Other than chili powder, taco seasoning can also include other ingredients like powdered cumin, garlic, onion, black pepper, and oregano.

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