As any healthy eater knows, shopping for nutritious food isn’t exactly cheap. But what if I told you, you could make your favorite grocery store staples at home? Not only will they taste better than those store brands, they’re better for you; knowing exactly what goes into your food means no sneaky ingredients. Healthy and cheap? Time to break out the mixing bowls and get cooking!
Oh, kale. Is there anything you can't do? Kale chips are a great snack if you're looking for a crunch, but if you've got the stuff at home, why not make them yourself? You can even mix up the flavors to make chips just the way you like them.
Whether you're a mom trying to raise healthy kids, or looking for a yummy snack (and indulge in a little nostalgia), try making these fruit leathers. They're like Fruit Roll-Ups, only this version is made with real fruit.
And what dish goes perfectly with pita chips? Hummus, of course! But buying containers of the stuff (especially when you plow through it as quickly as I do) can get pricey. Plus, making your own hummus ensures that the ingredients are all natural.
This Philly native knows her pasta, but she also knows that it isn't always the healthiest option. She lightens up a pasta dish (and adds a dose of fun) by showing you how to make your own. Note: making your pasta from scratch requires a little extra equipment, like a dough hook.
As a kid, you definitely indulged in some sugary cereal goodness. But rather than buying the boxed kind, loaded with artificial colors and flavors, you can make your own! It still may not be the healthiest food in your pantry, but it's way better than the store-bought version.
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