There are people who don’t like to cook or make their own food in general. If you are one of those, stop reading. But those who enjoy the creative aspect of being a chef in their own home, should read this carefully. Not just because their hobby will become even more interesting, but also because they will save money making these items instead of buying them. That can’t hurt. These are some foods that you can make yourself and will cost you less that way, split into sections (breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks). My bet is that reading alone will make you hungry.
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A somewhat obvious choice, since you can add whole-wheat flour and raisins for fiber and a bit of sweetness without overdoing it.
To make granola bars, all you need is oats, nuts, berries and honey. As for the breakfast cereal you can add a small handful of dried fruit and roasted nuts for extra flavor.
Basically, all you need to do is get some tahini and blend.
No need for preservatives, large salt and fat content.
Fill a homemade tortilla with cheese, roasted vegetables, and leftover meats, wrap in foil, freeze, and reheat. Ta-da!
Get some vanilla beans, steep them in vodka and that’s it.
No need to go to the grocery store, have your own pumpkin pie spice.
Since it’s just egg, flour, oil, and salt, it can’t be difficult to make it, and you can control the possibly unhealthy amounts of ingredients. If you have made some before, use it to make filled pasta.
Avoid the additives, and save money on spices.
Half cauliflower, half potatoes, go light on butter and milk and you’re set.
It’s a bit difficult, but it’s worth it, when it comes to both money and health.
Get sweet potatoes, oil, salt, and spices, and just bake until crispy.
Unhealthy in general, but in DIY version you can cut down on sugar and salt.
Allows you to act like an acrobat and cuts costs.
Blend milk and honey with avocado.
Substitute flour with black beans.
Is there anyone who hasn’t tried to make these?
Not that difficult or uncommon. Combine with cookies and freeze for some great sandwiches.
Put some water in the pitcher, then add lemon, lime, orange, mint, or other sliced fruits. After it sits out for some time, filter out the debris.
A no-brainer, really.
Use fresh juices and honey-water instead of packaged mixes
Get your own carbonation station and add bubbles to pure water.
Now you can have a green smoothie without any sugar.