I’m so embarrassed to admit this, but the lower shelves in my kitchen cupboards are dedicated to self serve “toddler food” – Costco sized portions of safe and not completely unhealthy snacks that my older two kids can help themselves to without me having to help them reach, open or pour out the food. Which let me tell you, has been so helpful since we’ve had our third baby. It makes me feel a little guilty letting them wander the house and help themselves to their snacks, but I’m not a perfect parent, especially when the baby needs me.
But wouldn’t I be the best mom ever if I made homemade fish crackers?! And check out the other awesome things on this list! I don’t even have time to shower, but I still have these high hopes and dreams of some day filling my kids with homemade, healthy snacks.
It’s okay if you save this list and never actually make any of these recipes – actually, I’ll high five you if you do make any of them – but, maybe you’re a bit like me, with the high hopes of eating healthy some day? And I think we can all agree that there is nothing you can buy from a box that tastes better than fresh, homemade food! And I mean really, how hard can it possibly be to make your own pickles?
I know, I went a little overboard with the number of recipes here. I guess I have REALLY high hopes! haha It was too many for one post, so I split it into two posts. So here are another 30 recipes for fresh ingredient, (mostly) natural, completely homemade foods that you normally buy boxed, bottled, or bagged.
If you missed it, you can check out the original Foods You Can Make Yourself post here.
30+ MORE Foods You Can Make Yourself
Homemade Crushed Red Pepper via The Brewer & The Baker
Homemade Dill Pickle Relish via The Daring Gourmet
DIY Sesame Sticks via Wonderland Kitchen
Homemade Whipped Cream via One Little Project
Homemade Bacon via Fine Cooking
Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles via The Creekside Cook
Homemade Tartar Sauce via Simply Recipes
How to Make Homemade Breadcrumbs via The Culinary Life
DIY Cream Cheese via Wonderland Kitchen
Chocolate Milk Syrup via One Little Project
Homemade Mesquite BBQ Sauce via Tried and Tasty
Homemade Oreos via Nourishing Joy
Homemade Peanut Butter via Brown Eyed Baker
Strawberry Fruit Leather via Baked by Rachel
Homemade Tomato Sauce via The Kitchn
Homemade Corn Dogs via Life in the Lofthouse
Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce via She Simmers
Homemade Alfredo Sauce via One Little Project
Homemade Vinegar via Boulder Locavore
Homemade Chicken Broth via Mom’s Dish
Homemade Sriracha via Serious Eats
Homemade Fortune Cookie via The Semisweet Sisters
Homemade Butter via The Hungry Mouse
Homemade Tortilla Chips via Simple Recipes
Homemade Green Goddess Dressing via Food52
12 Fresh Homemade Pasta Recipes via Brit+Co
DIY Grape-Nuts Cereal via Wonderland Kitchen
Homemade Apple Chips via Living Sweet Moments
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch via Food52
Homemade Lollipops via Quarry Spoon
Homemade Crackers via The Kitchn
Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies via Meatified
Homemade Goldfish Crackers via Tasty Kitchen
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