6 Common Foods You Can Make at Home Instead of Buying

by Maria Konou

Pre-prepared, store-bought foods seem convenient to most of us. However, they definitely taste better if we make them at home with fresh ingredients. Not only that, but making them at home is also more affordable. And, the best part is that they are not as difficult to prepare as you might think! You only require a few basic ingredients and some free time at home. In this article, we will show you six common foods you can make at home instead of buying at the grocery store. Instead, make them yourself at home from the freshest ingredients!

Wondering which foods you can make at home instead of buying?

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Foods You Should NOT Buy From The Store

#Broths and Soups

Once the temperatures start to drop, it is the season of homemade soups. Whether you are craving good old-fashioned chicken soup or something more nutritious, you will need a quality broth to make your soup delicious. Sure, you can purchase vegetable, chicken, or beef broth at the store, but homemade is the best! Making flavorful broth takes no more than 20 minutes. And if time is an issue, you can use a pressure cooker or pressure cooker. The best part – you can use food scraps and peels in the broth to make it even more nutritious and flavorful.

There are many different soups, stocks, and broths on the market

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Nevertheless, nothing tastes better than a 20-minute homemade broth or soup

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Most store-bought prepared salads lack flavor and contain ingredients that may not be preferable. Also, deli counters often let salads sit for hours in the display case, spoiling their quality. And, no one likes a mushy, flavorless salad. Instead, you can easily prepare them at home, and you won’t need many ingredients. Just mix your favorite ingredients with a little dressing or flavored oil and…voilà! Nothing beats a fresh, crunchy salad, full of delicious veggies.

Most store-bought prepared salads lack flavor and contain ingredients that are not fresh

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Leave the salad mixes for desperate times when you do not want to bother


Because nothing tastes as good and fresh as a delicious, crunchy homemade salad

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If you have never heard of ghee, you need to know that it is a type of clarified butter made from cow butter. It is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is undoubtedly better for those who are intolerant to dairy, as the cooking process eliminates the solids from the milk and water. To make ghee, you need to heat the butter slightly, then transfer it to a cold pot. You can remove the milk solids left on the surface. What remains is the pure ghee. This is better than spending a fortune for it at the store!

Ghee is a popular ingredient which is a type of clarified butter made from cow butter

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However, you can easily make your own ghee butter at home

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Let’s face it. Store bought guacamole, in most cases, has no taste. But we have some good news, as making homemade guacamole is very easy. If you want more flavor, you can always add diced tomatoes, onion, red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, and some chopped cilantro. The key to the most delicious homemade guacamole is lots of lime!

Let’s face it: Store bought guacamole, in most cases, has no taste or aroma 


Making your own zesty guacamole is worth every minute and every second

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There are a lot of different dressing available at the store – olive oil with rosemary, olive oil with roasted garlic, or something else equally appealing. You might think that there is no way to make them yourself at home, but guess what? You actually can! One of the easiest things you can do is make flavored salad oil. Take some high-quality olive oil, and add spices and herbs in it, like rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves. This will make your salads irresistible.

Store-bought dressing are not the healthiest and most nutritious option

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It is way healthier and more delicious to make your own dressings at home!

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#Pickled Vegetables

You can preserve vegetables such as red onions, garlic, carrots, pickles and sauerkraut, while preparing dinner, for example. And then you can serve them as an accent to the main dish. Pickled vegetables are super easy to make, and they are one of the best foods for gut-health and balanced gut flora! So, learn what are the benefits of sauerkraut and try making some homemade pickles!

We are used to store-bought jars of pickles and sauerkraut

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However, making your pickled veggies at home is just as easy and delicious

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These were the most common foods you should not buy from the store. Instead, try making them at home to save money. Not only will they be more flavorful, fresh, and nutritious, but also better for your family and health!

Now you know which foods you can make at home instead of buying!

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.