What is a Homemade DIY Convenience Food?

What they are and why you should make them

Convenience Food is anything that comes in a box, bag, pouch or container of some kind at the grocery store. Baking mixes, cake mixes, flavored rice & pasta side dishes, seasoning & flavoring packets, herb & spice blends, condiments, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper dinners, and more are all considered “convenience foods”. It is what my generation has lived from and that now covers 95% of the floor of a grocery store.

  • Save Money. One of the best ways to save money is to make your own groceries. Stop paying for fancy packaging and marketing campaigns.
  • Healthier food can be had when you make your own convenience mixes. No preservatives, artificial flavorings, chemicals, or ingredients you cannot pronounce.
  • Special Dietary Needs. Tailor your foods to fit your special health needs instead of paying a premium for it at the health food store.
  • Use common foods you already have in your cabinets to make delicious and nutritious foods for your family, changing the recipes to suit your tastes.

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Not only are these great replacements for the pantry, but if you dehydrate or use dried foods, you can make Meals in a Jar/Pouch too. These meals are perfect for:

  • Campers.
  • Backpackers,
  • Travelers in RV’s or Business travelers staying in hotel rooms.
  • College students in dorm rooms.
  • Preppers for long-term meal storage,
  • Homesteaders who wish to store foods,
  • Apartment dwellers with limited space,
  • Busy cooks who can put a quick, tasty meal together for the family.

Reduce your grocery bill and take back your choices about the food you eat because unfortunately, “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons!”

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