While the ease and convenience of buying pre-made, pre-prepped, store-bought items is nice, when it comes to flavor, freshness, and nutritional value, they rarely hold a candle to homemade versions. Julia Child truly said it best: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces— just good food from fresh ingredients.” With the help of nutribullet® products and more specifically, our favorite food-prep appliance, the nutribullet® Triple Prep System, you don’t have to sacrifice convenience for freshness, or vice-versa. Here are five common storebought items that are easy (and way more delicious) to make yourself.
- Nut & Seed Butters. Rich and creamy nut and seed butters taste even better when made from scratch. Nuts and seeds are powerful sources of plant protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Drizzle them on top of your smoothie bowls for an extra boost of nutrition or incorporate them into your favorite classic desserts (see #2).
- Nut and Seed Butter Cups. Chocolate and nut/seed butter are a match made in heaven. These decadent treats taste amazing and are easier to make than you might expect. Whichever silky spread you use (almond butter, peanut butter, Super Seed Butter…), your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.
- Butter & Compound Butter. Make your homemade (yes you can do this!) butter even more elevated by incorporating ingredients that add sweet and salty flavor like herbs, honey, garlic, or even fruit. Our version of Compound Butter transforms even the simplest piece of bread into a work of art.
- Focaccia Bread is one of those things that sounds super fancy, but is shockingly easy to make yourself, since most of the “work” involves letting it rest. Enjoy this Italian bread on its own, dunk it into flavored oils and dips, or add your favorite herbs, cheeses, and other toppings prior to baking.
- Pizza Dough. Pizza night will get a whole lot better when you start making your own pizza dough. It also freezes great, so you can always make it ahead of time. Homemade pizza nights are also a great way to involve little ones in the kitchen – they can choose their own toppings and you may, just may, get them to try a new vegetable.