Let’s face it we all want to save on our food budget if we can. What is more important is that we all want to eat healthy. The big problem we have with store bought foods is the preservatives and food coloring and all the unusual and uneccessary additives they contain. Today we are going to talk about diy homemade healthy money saving foods that is going to eliminate some of these concerns.
Another big problem we face is time. Really to prepare healthy foods it takes time and with our busy lifestyles it doesn’t allow for much extra to be able to cook the way we want to. We have chosen foods that serve the purpose of being healthy but take as little time as possible to make.
Peanut butter is something you find in almost every home.
When you buy the store bought of course it contains a lot of the nasties that we talked about.
Betsy Jabs talks in detail about her diy homemade peanut butter and goes over important items about making sure your efforts pay off by using the right and healthy ingredients. Peanut butter is a simple staple and making it should be too. If you follow Betsy’ recipe she says it will last several months in the refridgerator.
Hot Pockets can be healthier:
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Trying to keep the kids away from the processed snacks is no easy chore. Hot pockets is a favorite of many because they are quick and easy to heat up, and they have that pizza flare to them. They however possess all the same issues that we are trying to avoid.
If you think these little things can’t be that bad just take a look at the ingredients of one type that the people at don’t waste the crumbs researched…
Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product (Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Casein, Modified Food Starch, Whey, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Food Starch, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid [As A Preservative], Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Lactic Acid, Artificial Color, Mozzarella Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes]), Pepperoni (Pork, Beef, Salt, Water, Dextrose, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin of Paprika, Dehydrated Garlic, Sodium Nitrite, Bha, Bht, Citric Acid), Tomato Paste, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil (With Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, Beta Carotene), Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product (Mozzarella Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Casein, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Food Starch, Whey, Salt, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor, Sorbic Acid, (As A Preservative), Artificial Color), Contains less than 2% of: Dried Whey, Seasoning (Spices, Salt, Garlic Powder, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil), Modified Food Starch, Dough Conditioners (Calcium Sulfate, Mono- and Diglycerides), Sugar, Dried Egg Yolks, Salt, Yeast, Dried Egg Whites. (Contains 8.5% Pepperoni).
Fortunately they came up with a healthy replacement with a recipe that only consists of 4 ingredients, and if you want to step up the natural food ladder even more then keep them veggie. Check out this great homemade hot pocket recipe.
Many of us like to have a glass of soda at least once in awhile. The enjoyment of this is often taken away because of feeling guilty of all the sugar and syrups we are ingesting.
Ginger has a lot of great benefits to it, but a lot of people really don’t like the taste of it. With this recipe from wellness mama for the homemade gingerale you might find it a lot nicer to consume. In fact, you might even adapt a taste for it.
Keeping it simple and healthy:
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This one isn’t something that you can make and store for future use, but we just thought it was such an amazingly healthy collection of foods that you may be interested in it. It comes across as a breakfast food, but it could easily be served for lunch or dinner along with a salad.
When you can make some diy healthy money saving foods not only does it taste good but it makes you feel good because you know you aren’t getting all those extra preservatives that just don’t have any value and can actually be bad for you.