Ever find yourself hungry between meals, craving something sweet or salty? I know I do! Everyone loves to snack, but it can be expensive, especially if you are buying all your snacks at the supermarket. That’s why we’ve come up with some great snack ideas that can be easily made in your kitchen. Try our cheap snack ideas and start saving money today.
Make your own popcorn at home and bring it along with you to the movie theater instead of paying for overpriced popcorn. This is one of the best money saving tips we can give you. If you’re having a movie night at home, why not add parmesan cheese and a dash of cayenne pepper. Yum!
Crispy Potato Chips
Did you know, you can make potato chips at home for a fraction of the price? Buy potatoes in bulk and fry them up yourself for a tasty and cheap alternative. You could also try frying up other vegetables like sweet potatoes and beets for something different.
Crunchy Tortilla Chips
Sick of paying too much money for flavored tortilla chips? Why not buy tortilla chips and bulk and bake them in batches? Add different flavors to each batch, such as lime juice, salt and a little chili powder. These homemade chips will taste even better than the ones you would usually buy.
When you’re entertaining next, try slicing up pita bread instead of offering chips. This healthy and money saving idea will go down a treat with your guests.
We really don’t know why anyone would need to buy salsa when it’s so cheap to make! All you need are some chopped tomatoes, cilantro, salt, pepper and a bit of lime or lemon juice. Simple and affordable. Serve with your crunchy tortilla chips for a completely homemade appetizer or snack.
Purchase fruit that is in season, and therefore the cheapest. For example, try eating oranges in Winter and strawberries in Summer. Everything has it’s time so you will still enjoy all your favorite fruits, just when they are at their cheapest.
For a cheaper alternative to fresh fruit, consider canned fruit or boxes of frozen fruit. You won’t have to worry about the fruit going bad and you will save so much money.
We bet you’d like a refreshing drink to go with that snack too…
Cheap Water On The Go
Once you purchase a reusable water bottle, you will never need to buy bottled water again.
Brew a pot of your favorite black tea and let it cool. Then pour into a jug with a few slices of your favorite citrus fruit and keep it in the fridge for homemade iced tea. This idea will not only save money, but it also means you can get creative with new flavors.
For a healthy and affordable drink with flavor, try tap water with a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange.