8 Things we Make at Home to Save Money, Reduce Waste, and Eat Healthier


Make it at Home


Grocery bills can be scary.  They never stop coming, and they seem to just get bigger as kids grow older and families get bigger.  After all, we have to eat.  And no matter how much coupon clipping or thrifty shopping you do, the numbers still add up.

One of our strategies for saving money at the register is to make more things at home that we would otherwise buy.  We try to focus on the items that are more of a hit to our pocket, show up on our grocery list on a regular basis, and are not too hard to make at home.  Because I work from home part-time, I try to dedicate “Make it at home Mondays” to the task of preparing at least 2-3 of these items.  Others I know, dedicate time on Sunday to do this.

In addition to saving money, we’re also saving a ton of packaging – from bags and boxes to paper cups and plastic bottles, which makes us feel good about our choices.

Lastly, making these items at home allows us to choose our own ingredients and leave out the less healthy preservatives, sweeteners, and artificial ingredients you would find in store-bought items.

10/26/2018 6:02:38 PM

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