DIY Italian Seasoning

meatballs

Yes I got up early. And I have just enough energy to whip up some meatballs, tomato sauce and a lovely smelling batch of Italian seasoning. Now time for a nap!

Thanks to my wonderful pup (I have to tell myself that right now), I woke up at 4:30 a.m. She decided that I was in bed long enough. And she had things to do…like play, eat, play, go for a walk, and play.

In between 2 play sessions, I decided to make some coffee to help wake me up.

D’oh! Never make coffee when you are sleepy…or with the lights off. Never! Bad things happen. Now I don’t know what happened since the lights were off, but it was the worst thing I’ve ever created.

Sure enough that awful taste woke me up. I think I brushed my teeth 20 times.

I’m hoping to catch a quick nap soon. But for some reason I decided I needed to make a batch of Italian meatballs. And that lead to whipping up some tomato sauce.

But before either, I had to make my own Italian seasoning. Why? Because I have no Italian seasoning in my house. I stopped buying it because I figured I can make my own. Of course I picked the morning with lack of sleep to do it.

Of course.

Soon all will be in the slow cooker.

Then the nap.

Italian Seasoning Recipe
The Italian seasoning smells wonderful. It seems like I got that right.  I kept it with 6 ingredients: basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage. I decided to leave the garlic powder out since I tend to use real garlic. I also left out the red pepper flakes…for now. I may reconsider. I do love heat.

This makes yields about 52 servings with a serving size of 1/2 teaspoon. Net carbs are 0g (0.2g total carbs).

Italian Seasoning
Serving size: 1/2 teaspoon
Yield: 52 servings

  • 2 tbsp. Dried basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp. Dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tbsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Rosemary leaves, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. Dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp. Dried sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes (optional; may use less for less heat)

Nutrition: 1 Calorie/0g Protein/0g Fat/0.2g Carbs/0.2g Fiber

2 thoughts on “DIY Italian Seasoning

  1. Diane

    Hi Dot…Sounds like you were having one of my mornings! Lol, I am so thankful for you. God bless you for sharing your story and your recipes with us! Every time I turn to your blog, You can bet that I have my tablet and a pen with me. I have copied so many recipes. I have only been eating from your recipes for about a week. I haven’t lost any weight yet but my sugar level readings have improved so much! So far, it’s been in the 100’s instead of the high 200’s and at times 300! I just saw my doctor the other day and my overall reading on my sugar was 8.7 I really believe that he was going to give me some stronger medicine if not put me on insulin, But I told him what I was doing and my sugar levels were good only after about three days after eating this way, so he left it alone for now. I know he will be amazed when I see him again in three months! Thank you so much for sharing!! You are my saving grace already!! By the way, My husband can’t wait to see which recipe that I fix next…He especially loves the loves the egg muffins and so do my kids! Thank You

    • Diane, Very happy your blood sugar levels are coming down. Keep up the work. I really suggest you take a look at Dr. Jason Fung. He specifically deals with type 2 diabetes/high blood sugar & weight. He has lots of awesome videos on YouTube. He is a fan of low carb/keto but says when you eat is just as important as what you eat when it comes to insulin/blood sugar and weight.

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