When it comes to the cost of groceries, we are all on a budget. And time is not any different — budgeting a cooking and prepping schedule can mean a healthy home-cooked meal or a quick take-out meal. Here at The Daily Meal, we are all about whipping up quick and easy dinners without skimping on taste and flavor. With just a few simple tricks and recipes to plan ahead with, you can have dinner on the table in no time.[related]
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite time and money saving recipes that can cut down on your cooking time and leave you with a healthy and flavorful dinner that the whole family can enjoy. These mixes are made of dried spices and herbs that can be added to zest up any meal, cutting down on time.
Making your own spice mixes also saves on the grocery bill. Those pre-made packaged spice mixes can run up to several dollars each and only used one time. Buying the spices in bulk and making your own spices is not only healthier, but much more inexpensive.
So, check out these recipes, and take a weekend day to make a few of these pantry DIY spice mix staples to keep on hand. During the week, simply add these homemade spices to a variety of meals and dinner is ready.
Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
Create this taco seasoning and keep it in your pantry for quick flavor.
Cream-Style Soup Mix Recipe
To whip up dinner in a hurry, try having this mix on hand to use instead of canned cream of mushroom soup.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.