Everything Seasoning with Superfoods… YES PLZ

EVERYTHING. Literally everything.

Y’all, I am obsessed.

ok so, as mentioned here, one of my absolute favourite treats in the world is an Everything bagel with cream cheese. If I could, I’d have that every single morning and be a happy girl.

I love a good bagel, but unfortunately, I just can’t have them everyday… it’s a cruel, cruel world, I know. If I’m looking to add a punch of nutrition, I like to get a whole wheat bagel & mix the cream cheese with chia, flax, and hemp hearts. Good enough, but I do miss the everything part.

Well… there’s a sexy little condiment that has been taking instagram over like crazy: Trader Joes’ Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. Say whaaaaa?!

As soon as I saw it all over my feed, I knew I had to make it. I LOVE flavours & the more the better so for the most part, I already had most of these spices in my drawer. However, I wanted to add the Shannon touch soooooo I added some of my sexy seeds mentioned above (chia, hemp, flax) for a punch of superfoods.

Soooo Everything Superfood seasoning? YES PLEASE.

Let’s break it break it down like Bruno Mars and see wtf is in it:

It’s equal parts salt, garlic, fennel, sesame, poppy, shallot/onion, chia seeds, flax seeds, & hemp hearts.

The usual suspects are basically the ones you will find on a fully loaded everything bagel! I subbed shallot for onion because I wanted the minced vs granulated & at the local market, that’s all they had but same diff for the most part. Also, they are all from Spicely Organics based here in San Francisco. I think they are the BEST! Shop Spicely Organics on Amazon here & their full website here. & no I’m not being paid to say this, I’m seriously obsessed, remember?

When you are looking for garlic or onion / shallot, be sure to get minced & dehydrated. Granulated will make it far too powdery.

For sesame, white or black will work. I used white since I had that on hand.

For salt, you definitely want flaky, coarse salt vs fine. I used my absolute favourite salt in the world: Maldon Sea Salt. I strongly believe every kitchen should have a box of this at all times. I don’t use it to cook with, but more for topping off my food. The texture is divine! Buy here.

Now it goes without saying, but use whatever spices YOU like & whatever ratio you like. Though I did equal parts, I might have had a heavier hand with the garlic, salt, shallot, & hemp 😉

As for how to store it? I like to buy empty spice bottles for my blends. Maybe I can do a post on this?? But I have a blend of cayenne + turmeric + ginger {my go to detox blend – i like to mix it with hot water}, & a blend of maca + cacao + true cinnamon {for my collagen coffees}. You can buy blank spice sets here. You can also just put it in a mason jar and spoon it out. Whatever you want. I go through spices semi fast since we cook often so whenever I am out, I always wash out and save the containers!

Speaking of superfoods, let’s go deeper, shall we. This is an equal amounts of hemp hearts, chia seeds, & flax seeds.

I love to top anything & everything with hemp, so this was a no brainer to throw in. I threw in the flax seeds since they favoured the sesame seeds & the chia to favour the poppy! I didn’t want to replace them because I wanted this to be literally EVERYTHING.

The benefits are rad too:

HEMP HEARTS :: an extra source of plant-based protein & fiber! Not to mention they are heart & skin friendly & full of fatty acids. Yes, they are related to the cannabis plant, & no they won’t get you high. 🙂 { source }

FLAX SEEDS :: one of the best superfoods for fiber. Full of good fats & antioxidants. I love the nutty taste & it’s great for digestion and keeping things regular, if you will. { source }

ch-ch-ch-CHIA SEEDS :: again, high in fiber & protein, low in calories… these tiny seeds are full of nutrition. They also absorb water and expand which can help you feel full faster. They also are high in calcium which is great for your bones. { source }

It goes without saying that mixing the three of these superfoods really make one hell of a protein, fiber, antioxidant powerhouse. Not to mention, I want EVERYTHING in my everything mix so in they go. Also great to keep on hand to sprinkle on everything & anything. I even like to sprinkle a spoonful of these sexy seeds on my ice cream at night!

TIP:: I like to buy these in bulk at whole foods! It’s dirt cheap vs paying for the marketing & packaging.

As far as what to put my literally EVERYTHING seasoning on? Honestly… Everything.

Here are some of my favourite ideas:

ONE }: Avocado toast!!

TWO }: Mixed with cream cheese on a sprouted english muffin

THREE}: Sprinkled over the best eggs ever to make them even better

FOUR }: Mix with olive oil & lemon juice for an “everything” vinaigrette!

FIVE }: Sprinkled over some popcorn! Bonus points for keeping this in your purse to bring to the movies.

SIX }: Sex up some mac & cheese with this! I also like to add hot sauce & cayenne to mine.

SEVEN }: Keeping it simple and steaming some chicken & veggies? Sprinkle this over for a punch of flavour.

EIGHT }: Mix with breadcrumbs to make the best crispy topping EVER.

NINE }: Use it to rim your bloody mary! Take a lemon or lime, rim the glass & run it through the seasoning. PS I am working on a special crazy as hell bloody mary for you guys.

TEN }: My favourite way? With a BLT! Trust me. Mix it with the spread! YUM.

All right guys! I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited in my life for some seasoning. If we are being real, I made three…. THREE… three containers of this seasoning. I have one at Erik’s, one at my apartment, and one in the office.

Give it a go & lemme know what you think!

PS – already have the trader joe’s blend? I can’t blame you, it’s only $1.99 give or take. Go ahead and mix it with the sexy superfoods {hemp + chia + flax} and voila! seriously the easiest way to get some extra protein, fiber, & antioxidants ever. Like I always say, so easy, my lazy af cat can do it.

Any other ideas on how to use this?? let me know! xx Shannon

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  • Comments ( 38 )

  • Monika Grunwald

    Sounds great Shannon! An awesome idea to have everything blended together beforehand instead of searching through your cabinets too!

    • Thanks Monika!! It seriously makes life so much easier & it helps wittles down the spice cabinet too! Let me know any you come up with babe!!

  • Vanessa Moore

    Yummm yes I love this alternative! You could even put it on some healthy ezekiel bread toast mmmm

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

  • Lauren Bessette

    YUM! Making this ASAP!

    xo, Lauren
    http://www.laurenbessette.com

  • yo this post IS SO DAMN MONEY. Thank you thank you for sharing my girl! I am a trader joes bitch through and through and I am getting this now 🙂

    Happy Monday, LOVE!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    • Girrrrrl I KNOW you got some hemp hearts & chia up in yo pantry so add it in your trader joe’s spice & you’ll be the coolest girl around {per usu}! 😉 xx

  • YUMMM! So creative and SO amazing, I need to get on making my own blends again, I used to do it when I lived in Cabo and I loved it! Great mixture, can’t wait to try!

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • Thanks babe!! I’d LOVE to hear what blends you made in Cabo! I’m sure you can come up with awesome ways to use the superfoods too!! xx

  • Heather Zuleger

    I’ve been hearing about this and must try! Loving all your recommendations on how to use it and will have to try them all! So hungry just thinking about it! Also, did you see superfood officially became a dictionary word today?! Love it!

    • omg it is soooo good! It’s really awesome on avotoast {which can get a lil boring to me} but I’m so excited to try it with a bloody mary! I did not but looks like it’s officially official!! xx Shannon

  • Maggie Adhami-Boynton

    OMG! This is the smartest thing ever! 1) how has no one thought of this before TJs? 2) Love that you made it yourself! So smart!!
    http://www.the-over-exposed.com

    • Thanks babe!!! I know, right?! Literally everything tastes better with Everything on it!!! LMK if you make it!

  • This is such a good idea, I love chia seeds
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Thanks babe!! I do too!! How do you like to use them??

  • I LOVE everything-type seasoning (TJ’s is defintiely my go-to!) but never thought of making my own. I’m definitely giving this a try!

    • Girl it is right up your alley! I love that you can add more of the things you love… extra garlic pls!!! LMK if you make it! x

  • Lynlee

    This was so informative! I have been talking about eating healthy and get overwhelmed. This was so good!

    • Thanks Lynlee!! A big goal of mine is to make healthy eating attainable, easy, but most importantly? delicious! If you ever have an questions, don’t hesitate to ask!! This seasoning is SO good & the added punch from the superfoods makes it even better! x Shannon

  • Katherine Clemins

    Um thank you for making suggestions on what to use it with!! Yum!

    • You are so welcome!! Any other suggestions? I’m personally stoked to rim my bloodies with it 😉 xx

  • Azanique

    This sounds amazing! I’m going to have to try it. I usually use the same 4 or 5 seasonings for everything

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

    • Thanks Azanique! What are your favourite seasonings!! xx

  • Beatriz

    Love adding seeds to my recipes! These are great ideas!!
    xx Beatriz | http://www.livelovewearit.com

    • Thanks Beatriz!! Let me know what else I should add it too 😉 x

  • Alyssa Walls

    Such a great idea!! Going to have to try it.

    xx
    Alyssa || http://www.teddybearsandlipstick.com

  • I wish I could have a bagel like every day too haha! This sounds awesome!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    • RIGHT?! Life just ain’t fair! Bagels might as well be called baegels! xx Shannon

  • Emily Soto

    This sounds so good! I need to try it!

  • Jamie

    That’s awesome you found a recipe for this. I’m more of an Asian bagel gal, but I have a coworker who would love this!

    • ooooooh what is an Asian bagel? It sounds so great!! It might even be a fun gift to make her for any office prezzies! x Shannon

  • Christina

    This is so awesome to have at home! I love everything bagels there is nothing better!

    • I totally agree!! In fact, my favourite way to use this is mixed in the cream cheese of an everything bagel – i can’t get enough!! xx

  • This sounds so good! I am obsessed with that TJ’s version but totally need to try making my own!

    xo, Skylar
    http://www.styledbyskylar.com

    • Thanks babe!! Yeah it’s so fun to add as much of the things you want in it…. and any excuse for more garlic is a good one for me 😉 lmk what superfoods you add to yours! xx SLS

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