Are you trying to save money at the grocery store by not buying premade mixes?
Did you run out of something while you are making a favorite dish?
What if you could make homemade dry mixes with pantry staples you probably already have?
You can make most homemade dry mix recipes for your pantry at home by purchasing normal everyday items and keeping them on hand. To save time, you can make these easily on the weekends and even let the kids help.
I used to be a single mom of one with huge debt. By saving money on my grocery bill I was able to pay off a 5 figure credit card bill with my entry level job within six months. I used mixes like these to help stretch my grocery budget and still make most of the same meals we loved so much. It is all in how you think about it.
Homemade Dry Mix Recipes for Your Pantry
Homemade Cream Soup Mix – Thrifty Frugal Mom
Chocolate pudding mix – Country Cleaver
How to save money using your pantry
Having these mixes made and on hand will help save you time during meal time. If you are trying to cut back on your budget, your pantry is the best place to start. Start making your own mixes to have them on hand when ever you need them. Or keep these handy in case you run out. These have definitely saved me a time or two.
How to stock your pantry
One thing for sure, buying the basic ingredients costs way less than purchasing a box of a premade mix. Plus you know exactly what you are putting in to your mixes.
Use this pantry list to help you keep your pantry stocked and know what you need to buy next. Try to buy bulk items like flour, oatmeal and beans to keep on hand.
Let the kids help you make these mixes, since measuring helps with math and baking is science.
It warms my heart hearing from you and seeing the recipes you create! Share your creations on Instagram and tag me @mainlyhomemade and use #mainlyhomemade, or you can also find me on Facebook, and Pinterest. Thanks for helping me spread the word about homemade delicious food!
Tips to make the best mixes
Since you are making these pantry staple mixes yourself, use quality ingredients you will feel glad feeding your family.
A substitution to consider instead of using white flour, try organic whole grain wheat flour for your mixes like this one.
Same thing with oatmeal, use organic rolled oats like this brand to make cookies, muffins and just plain ole oatmeal.