3 Easy DIYs to save your Grocery Budget

When it comes to DIY some things can take more time than they are worth and still not turn out right.  Here are 3 tried and true recipes that save significant money over buying ready made:

Homemade Greek Yogurt in the slow cooker

Greek yogurt is full of protein and thick and creamy. It’s one of the staples in my weight loss meals, but can get pricey.  With this recipe I can make 1/2 gallon of yogurt for just $2.50 (or whatever a gallon of skim milk costs at the moment.)  I love that it takes very little hands on time.  Find out how.

Homemade Almond Milk

Unless it’s fortified, almond milk has the same nutritional benefit as a glass of water.  For that reason, I turned my nose up at it for years.  But when I became interested in fitness, I liked that Almond milk had only 30 calories and no carbs.  Here’s how to make your own for half the price of store bought.  (This isn’t a good milk substitute for kids unless you have plenty of other sources for fat and protein in their diet.)

Ground Beef in the Slow Cooker

This is life changing. No more standing over a hot stove.  In just a few hours of hands off time you’ll have easy thaw meal starters ready to go in a pinch.


While you’re looking at DIY to save money, you might also enjoy my huge list of homemade mix recipes.

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