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20 Grocery Items You Can Make Yourself

Grocery stores are packed full of convenience items – foods that are easy and quick to prepare, but that lack something quite important – quality.

There are so many grocery items you can make yourself, and in all honesty, many of them really don’t take that much time or effort at all. The best part, though, is that the food you are eating is much better in quality (and with no added preservatives!) than anything you can buy at the store.

20 Grocery Items You Can Make Yourself

Grocery Items to Make

1. Peanut Putter

Making Peanut Butter

2. Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

3. Homemade Hummus

Hummus Recipe

4. Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

5. Salad Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette

6. Pasta Sauce

Pasta Sauce

7. Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

8. Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

9.Instant Oatmeal Packets

Instant Oatmeal

10. DIY Guacamole

Guacamole DIY

11. Fruit Roll-ups

Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups

12. Jams & Jellies

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

13. Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

14. Vegetable Broth

Veg Broth

15. DIY Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs DIY

16. Healthy Lemonade

Lemonade DIY

17. DIY Nutella

Nutella DIY

18. Refried Beans

Refried Beans DIY

19. Basil Pesto

Pesto DIY

20. Pop Tarts

Apple Pop Tarts

What are some of your favourite grocery items to make from home?


  1. Jessica

    thanks! My new years resolution is to eat cleaner. This post helps a lot!

  2. blessed

    this is just great.. its so awesome to know we can sub healthy stuff for atleast some store-bought.. I love the idea of knowing what the ingredients are in what goes in my mouth!

  3. DeannA

    You can also do salsa, naan, coleslaw there is a lot out there.

  4. Sharon

    I make most of these things on a regular basis; haven’t tried to make pop tarts, though. What a great idea!

  5. Mandy

    Lasagna and apple crisp are my favorite item to make from scratch. They are much easier to make than most people might think! Thanks for more things to try!

  6. laura

    I don’t understand having to buy anything premade. I haven’t bought a packaged food in as long as I can remember. Nothing prepackaged should be eaten, it’s all filled with garbage. Especially the “healthy” stuff.

  7. Cassie Howard

    The healthy stuff seems to be the worst, doesn’t it? Very sad.

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