In 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average American spent nearly $6,500 a year on food, which accounts for around 13 percent of the average annual household income. More than half of that is spent in the grocery store, often on prepared, packaged products.
Rather than throw away income on overpriced products, consider saving money by preparing them yourself. Making some of your favorite foods is not only financially beneficial, but healthier as well. Cooking at home is an easy way to avoid unhealthy ingredients like certain additives, preservatives and other unwelcome chemicals.
From homemade granola bars to popsicles, we show you which products you can leave at the grocery store and make at home instead.
Check out the slideshow to learn which products aren't worth your money and how you can easily make them at home!