Apr 09, 2021LivGood Team

Cooking food from scratch can be delicious, save you money and easier for you. Below are some you can make in the comfort of your home.

Arabic Bread
Baking your own bread lets you have fresh, bakery-style bread at a fraction of the price and you can add lots of whole grains to amp up the nutrition. Simply mix 1.5 cups of flour, 1.5 cups of water, 2 tsp of salt and your favorite seeds( flaxseeds, sunflower seeds..) , mix well then cook in a pan.

Mix and match flavors to get the exact taste that you want, but also you can even experiment with adding other vegetables like beetroots and avocados.
Hummus can be made with affordable, shelf-stable ingredients like chickpeas, olive oil and tahini. Once you have all of the ingredients, all you have to do it pulse them all together in a food processor and enjoy.

Chicken Broth
Keep a container of veggie scraps in your freezer. Any time you chop them(ends of onions and celery or stems from peppers) , simply add water, chicken and any seasonings you like and let them simmer.
Traditional store bought stocks and broths typically have a lot of added sodium to boost their flavor and extend their shelf live, so making stock from scratch gives you a healthier product while saving money.

Salad Dressing
Once you start making your own salad dressing from scratch, you'll never go back. Not only can you control the flavor, but also you can control the sodium and avoid any additives used in store bought dressings (especially the low-fat ones). Store your homemade salad dressings in a glass jar and portion them out perfectly each time.

Making it at home not only ups the freshness (and flavor), but also makes it easier to control saltiness and the heat. Pair with homemade tortilla chips for even more healthy points.

Whipping up pancakes at home is an opportunity to add whole wheat flour and important dried fruits for fibers and a little sweetness without sugar overload. Plus, the added fiber will help you feel full and improve the digestion.

These salad toppers can be so unhealthy as they’re typically made with refined grains and lots of oil. Instead, DIY them for guilt-free added crunch by cutting baguettes into little squares, adding garlic, zaatar and baking them till you get the crunch that you want.

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