Make Your Own Oatmeal Packets

DIY Oatmeal packets are another easy project that can save you money and be healthier for you.  You can tailor the ingredients to your taste.  A lot of times, you need to buy the flavored packets in variety packs and if you don’t care for all of the flavors, you either need to eat ones…
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Kids Cooking Magazines

In a previous post I mentioned the magazine Chop Chop.  In this post, I will discuss a couple other magazines geared towards teaching kids about cooking and healthy eating. Ingredient magazine is a print and digital magazine that is published 6 times per year.  There is a link on the website where you can look at 2…
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How To Make Your Own Hamburger Helper

When you are busy, one easy option for dinner may be Hamburger Helper.  With a little planning ahead of time, you can make your own kits and know what ingredients are actually in it. I have been teaching a cooking class for 4-8th graders twice a month for the past few months.  I have been…
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How To Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

A couple years ago, I was looking for a way to make my own microwave popcorn since I don’t care for the taste of pre packaged microwave popcorn.  Here is a blog post about some of the ingredients in microwave popcorn. Making your own microwave popcorn bags is easy and a money saver. You could also…
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How To Make Granola Bars

One way to save money on snacks and control the ingredients is to make your own.  It may take longer than stopping at the store and buying a box of granola bars but you can control the ingredients and they will be fresher tasting.  Some people set aside time (i.e. Sunday afternoon) to prep some…
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