You probably know that finding the healthiest food in a supermarket means shopping the perimeter. But once you’ve loaded up on fresh produce, you're inevitably going to need to hit the center aisle for staples such as salad dressing and almond milk.
The good news is that these items can be made healthier at home without taking too much time or costing you too much money. Here are 5 foods to consider making at home:
Even a small bag of wholesome granola can cost a fortune and if you check the label, chances are you’ll find one or two sweeteners included. Instead, shop the bulk bin for oats, dried fruit and nuts. Add some spices and bake your own batch to last all week. Here's a recipe for healthy granola.
2. Salad Dressing
A quick glance at the ingredient list on a bottle of salad dressing could leave you traumatized. That’s because most salad dressings offer little nutrition and loads of artificial ingredients for flavoring, thickening and preserving.
Use a simple formula of three parts fat to one part acid, plus a flavoring to mix up your own concoctions. Get creative with whole foods, herbs and spices and leave the fake stuff on the store shelf. Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite go-to salad dressings that tastes great on almost any salad, Dijon Vinaigrette.