When it comes to grocery shopping, sometimes it’s a fight between buying healthy foods and saving money. Eating healthy can cost a little bit more, but in the long run, you’ll find that it’s well worth it because you can’t put a price tag on your health. Plus, with a little planning, healthy eating can actually SAVE you money. Making your own meals and snacks is more cost-effective in most cases, and it allows you to interact with your food, so that know exactly what you are putting into your body. Here are 9 of Our Favorite Recipes to Start Making at Home:
The flavor of our homemade Tex-Mex Salsa made with tomatoes, onions and fresh cut herbs is hard to beat. Making your own salsa allows you to control the flavor, heat, and salt levels. Learn why spicy foods offer amazing health benefits here.
The next time you are at the store, check the ingredients on a container of guacamole. We’re betting you that avocados are not listed anywhere on that list. Homemade guacamole, like our Guacamole Verde, can be made with little to no salt and you get the fresh flavor that the store bought brand can’t guarantee. Plus, avocados can do wonders for your health!
Homemade Zucchini Hummus allows you to limit the amount of salt and other unnecessary ingredients you ingest with your dip. Once you get the hang of making hummus, you’ll start experimenting with all different kinds of chickpea based dips. Learn more about what beans, like chickpeas, can do for you here.
Paleo Pound Cake
We all deserve to splurge every now and then, but even splurging doesn’t mean we have to devour hundreds of empty calories. Enjoy the mouth-watering taste of buttery Paleo Pound Cake in a healthy recipe, like ours. It’s never frozen and it’s much kinder to your waist line.
Homemade Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a great source of protein and can cure a sweet tooth fix in a matter of seconds. Store bought brands have a lot of added sugar, though, negating the health benefits. Keep it simple. We promise you won’t be missing the store brand after you try our Homemade Peanut Butter.
Do you ever find yourself buying the granola just for the milk chocolate pieces? Don’t even give yourself the option of unhealthy granola add-ins. Make your own. This at-home “Skinny” Granola version is much lower in sugar and calories.
Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal
Sorry ladies, but our days of Captain Crunch and Fruit Loops are over. We deserve better than to be eating cereal with artificial flavors, colors, and insane amounts of sugar. Add fresh fruit to our Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal, and you won’t miss the sugary cereals of your childhood.
SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip
We dare you to check out the ingredients listed on the back of a ranch dressing bottle. Do you even understand most of those words? There’s no reason to give up the creamy dip, you love, though. Just start making it at home! Our SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip is so good, you won’t be able to tell the difference!
Skinny Nutella Spread
A jar of Nutella can be a dangerous thing. The recommended serving of just a few tablespoons has over 200 calories. If you are going to treat yourself to this delicious chocolate hazelnut spread, at least make our Skinny Nutella Spread version so that you know you are eating a low calorie version.