This low calorie spice blend does wonders for flavoring meats & provides health benefits.
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric & a pinch of black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
optional add ins: 1 tsp Trader Joe's mushroom seasoning & 2 tsp Trader Joe's bbq coffee rub
2 lbs of chicken drums - Remove skin for a lower cal option
Blend spice mix. Take a large glass container that has a lid. Add chicken and toss in the spices. Cap the container.
Shake until chicken is evenly coated.
Bake, grill, or air fry.
Some of the health benefits:
Cumin: helps digestion
Paprika: provides capsaicin to help reduce inflammation
Cinnamon: for blood sugar management 1/2 tsp per day
Garlic: boost immune health (choose fresh over powder to get all the benefits)
Ginger: helps with stomach upset
Turmeric PLUS black pepper: reduces inflammation (black pepper helps your body absorb more curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric.
Sesame seeds: blood pressure management & anti-inflammatory
Sea salt: electrolyte (1 tsp is 2300 mg salt, if you have high blood pressure, limit to 1500 mg per day, 1/4 tsp is 575 mg for 2 lb of chicken)