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Don't buy these foods! (Make them)

Cheapism Logo By Tess Rose Lampert,Hana Livingston of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 18: Maybe you're looking to save money, or perhaps you're just not eager to run to the store to get anything if you don't have to do it (we hear you). The 17 foods highlighted here come prepackaged at the store but can be prepared more cheaply at home. Better yet, they are quick and easy to whip up in a home kitchen — no exotic ingredients, equipment, or specialized skills required. Plus, flavors can be adjusted to fit personal tastes, so let your imagination run wild with new combinations.Hana Livingston contributed to this story.Related: 100 Cheap and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Cut Costs by Going Homemade

Maybe you're looking to save money, or perhaps you're just not eager to run to the store to get anything if you don't have to do it (we hear you). The 17 foods highlighted here come prepackaged at the store but can be prepared more cheaply at home. Better yet, they are quick and easy to whip up in a home kitchen — no exotic ingredients, equipment, or specialized skills required. Plus, flavors can be adjusted to fit personal tastes, so let your imagination run wild with new combinations.

Hana Livingston contributed to this story.

Related: 100 Cheap and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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