3 hearty foods you’ll never buy again once you learn how to make them

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Let’s face it, no matter what you do to earn a crust in this crazy world, the kind of lifestyle you lead is one of the most important factors in determining one’s health and quality of life. The biggest struggles people face in terms of lifestyle? Eating healthy food and saving money.

Unfortunately, as a nation we don’t particularly enjoy doing either. The soaring obesity rates and sheer volume of cash we spend on eating out (an average of around $2,500) are a testament to that. However, if you’re looking to save money and develop healthier eating habits in 2019 you can easily kill two birds with this one very convenient stone.

Making some of your own foods will not only save you money, but ensure that the food on your plate is healthier and make your home greener due to a fraction of the packaging. Once you’ve started making the following hearty foods at home you’ll never want to buy them from a supermarket ever again…

Yogurt

Yogurt is a staple food of many households. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat, as a guilt-free dessert or simply as an enjoyable snack for the whole family. It’s high in protein, low in fat and full of micro-biotic compounds to aid digestive health.

Unfortunately, many of us are constrained to tiny tubs from which to consume our yogurt that are not only lousy for the environment but hardly enough to satisfy a strong and diverse appetite. Fortunately, Yogurt Nerd has a plethora of ideas and recipes to help you to make delicious and nutritious yogurt at home. Why pay more for such a tasty and versatile food?

Granola

Whether you’re reaching for loose granola as a healthy breakfast meal or granola in the form of a bar as a healthy snack, it’s a constant presence in the kitchens of health-conscious eaters. Granola’s combination of complex carbohydrates and palatable taste and texture make it a delicious treat for all the family… But for many of us, no sooner have we bought a box at the store do we see it scarfed down by an adoring family. And this can get quite expensive! The good news is that granola is quick and easy to make at home, and is even more delicious than its store bought counterpart despite containing none of the hidden sugars.

Oat / almond milk

Maybe you’re lactose intolerant. Maybe you’re one of the legions of people joining the Veganuary movement this month. Whatever your reasons, if you’re on the lookout for dairy free milks you know just how expensive these can be. If you use non-dairy milks in your morning coffee, your bowls of cereals, cooking and baking each and every day this can all add up to quite a price tag.

Luckily, both oat and almond milk are easy to make and infinitely cheaper than buying them in stores. If you use these milks in large volumes, switching to oat milk can save you a small fortune, while also massively reducing your household’s carbon footprint. Check out this great recipe for making oat milk!

Once you’ve figured out for yourself how cheap, quick and easy these nutritious staples are to make, you’ll never go back to buying them.

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