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6 Store Bought Foods That You Can Definitely Make At Home

Some foods are best purchased at the grocery store.

Meat, for example. While our ancestors may have been proud hunters and gatherers, we’ve evolved past that point and we’re better for it.

Yet, some food items are pretty pricey when you snag them from the shelves at your local grocery store. Increase the freshness level and save some cash when you start making them on your own at home. Here are some easy swaps when you want to go from store-bought to homemade:



Get the crunchy satisfaction of your favorite snack without all of the scary, store-bought additives. Make zucchini chips, tortilla chips, kale chips, potato chips, and even apple chips. Here’s a recipe for cinnamon sweet potato chips that everyone in your family will love to chow down on.


They make any salad better, and now you can buy them at home for a fraction of the price, without sacrificing any of that satisfying crunch. This recipe will be the ideal addition to your next Caesar salad.


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If your family gobbles tubs of this healthy snack, try making your own at home. It may seem complicated, but it actually only requires a few ingredients, plus a food processor.

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This low-cal alternative is a great snack alternative when you want to make a healthier choice, but it can get pricy when you’re buying it at the store. Luckily, it’s super easy to make salsa at home. Here’s a recipe to try tonight. You probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge right now!



So delicious, yet so expensive. Save yourself some serious cash by making it at home.

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The best part of a visit to a Mexican restaurant, and yet it’s so easy to make fresh guac at home. Just make sure you have the ingredients for margaritas on hand too, you know?


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.