I have found that it's cheaper if you make your own peanut butter. It's not hard. Buy the 16oz jar of peanuts when they are on sale for $2 each, or buy the generic peanuts, it's basically the same thing. The bottle of peanut oil is expensive, but you only need 2 tbsp per 16oz of peanuts. Agave nectar to sweeten, again 2 tbsp.
Also I buy the frozen broccoli because it's cheaper. It's the same price per pound, but when you think about it, you are paying for that big stem that ends up in the trash. The broccoli is chopped up so you don't even have to do any work other than steaming it right out of the bag.
The boneless skinless chicken breast at the deli is $2.99lb here. It's more expensive packaged.
Also, I am diabetic so I have to eat sugar free strawberry jam which is very expensive. It's way cheaper to make it myself. 1lb of strawberries chopped up, 1 cup of unsweetened or light white grape juice and 1.5 tbsp of pectin, cook then jar it up (preserve). That makes it $1.50 per jar compared to $4 or $6 depending on the brand.
- 2/19/2013 10:32:59 PM