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5 Ingredients to Make at Home to Save Money

5 Ingredients to Make at Home to Save Money

Whether you’re a big fan of frugal living or are just practicing a healthy lifestyle and sticking to more of home cooked meals than store-bought processed foods, here’s something to help you out a little more. We’ve got you 5 popular ingredients that are used much of the time in your kitchen, which you can actually whip up homemade rather than buying it off of a supermarket shelf. Not only do these ingredients to make at home taste better, it’s often cheaper too! 

5 Ingredients to Make at Home

Corn Tortillas

Corn tortillas are pretty easy to make if you’ve got some simple ingredients at home. If you’ve got a Mexican food lover in you, make things healthier by making the tortillas yourself instead of buying the packaged variety. They will taste so much better fresh and are very inexpensive to make, especially in the Summer when fresh corn is readily available.

Pizza Dough

Who doesn’t love pizza, and while you may love recreating it in your kitchen, why not swap those pizza dough rolls for some homemade pizza dough? All you need is a bit of time and some flour, oil, and yeast. Not only is it a healthier alternative, but you’ll actually love the fact that you made everything from scratch.

Jams & Jellies

Berries are rich in antioxidants- get as much of them as you can. And what could be better than creating your own healthiest possible version of jams and jellies to start your day with? Get your hands on some fresh berries and try your hands at a simple recipe to make your own jam. Jams can be used as a topping for breakfasts, desserts, or my favorite, warmed up to use as a sauce over grilled meats!


Those store-bought salsa jars may seem appealing, but why not create your own, just as delicious and twice as healthy versions at home? Browse through some good salsa recipes, pick up some fresh ingredients and spend a couple of hours (max) of your weekend creating a jar full of this tangy deliciousness.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is pretty easy to make at home. All you need to do is peel the brown skin off the coconut flesh, grind it with some water, and strain it for some healthy coconut milk for your culinary creations. I’m pretty sure the next time you want coconut milk, you won’t ever grab a can!

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother to 2 girls, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 17 chickens! Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for pairing food with travel and wine. She is Marketing Director at Crimson Vine Marketing, Social Media Specialist at Cougar Digital Marketing, and a Dental Hygienist in her spare time... but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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