Stop Buying These Processed Foods and Start Making Them

May 18, 2015   6 Comments

There are times when buying a food instead of making it is essential. I have even bought apple slices when in a rush.

DIY Processed Foods

But, you can save money and control the contents of your food when you cook instead of buying a bottle, box, or bag. Over the last six years, I have attempted a bunch of different foods and the list below are some of the most successful in terms of taste and simplicity.

Will it take you more time than opening a package? Yes! But, you will have some fun and feel pride as a result of taking on the challenge of cooking them for yourself or your family.

  1. diytortillab Make Your Own Whole Wheat Tortillas - So Yummy!
  2. dietsurvivorb Punch Up Your Salad With Homemade Croutons
  3. homemademicrowavepocornb DIY Microwave Popcorn: Healthy, Yummy, and CHEAP
  4. Stop Buying Salad Dressing
  5. Stop Buying Sliced Turkey Breast: DIY Turkey
  6. Stovetop Granola in Minutes
  7. Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans
  8. Do-It-Yourself Instant Oatmeal: Healthy and Insanely Easy
  9. newenergyb A Grab 'N Go Breakfast With ZERO Added Sugar (and you will love it)
  10. Tasty Marinara Sauce in Six Minutes

What do you make instead of buy? Please share.

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How might I make the tortillas gluten free?

Kelly, you can make cornmeal tortillas out of Masa Harina, which is just finely ground corn meal. I had a recipe for gluten free tortillas, made mostly of flax meal, but they were not worth the trouble. yucky.

I buy either Townhouse or Ritz crackers , and add natural peanut butter and make my own peanut & crackers instead of buying those pkgs....

I also buy a quart of Plain Yogurt which has no sugar, and add my own honey or maple syrup......and it is a lot less grams of sugar...a 6-oz of blended blueberry yogurt has 33 grams of sugar....I buy either fresh fruit when available or either sugar free fruit and add to the yogurt for way less grams of sugar....and no other ingredients that I can't pronounce......I don't care for bananas, so the other day I had a really ripe banana, so I decided to mash it up and add to some plain yogurt and I was able to eat it...and it tasted pretty good....and I wasn't looking at slices of bananas :)

What do you think of the new raw tortillas in the stores? Tortilla Land has both flour and corn with minimal ingredients and Costco is now selling Two Tias raw heat and serve organic tortillas. Wondering if, other that the whole wheat factor, these could be an okay alternative???

I don't have a big food processor. I might try the tortillas in my bread machine though. Hopefully it works! Everything looks good!

I make pancakes, never buy the mix, and never bought a jar of tomato sauce. They don't take enough time to justify the expense of a premade one and you are always sure of the quality of what goes in them.

And I dress my own salad, always.

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