Avocados are not only delicious, but they are also packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Combined with garlic, lime juice, and vegetables such as tomatoes, onion, and cilantro, they make a tasty dip. CNBC calculates you can whip up your own guacamole at home from fresh ingredients for as little as 15 cents per ounce. However, Chipotle charges around $1.95 for a side of guacamole. Gimme Some Oven has a delicious recipe for The Best Guacamole. Furthermore, Ali at Gimme Some Oven lists several fun optional mix-ins such as fruit, nuts, cheese, and sour cream.
Brewing a cup of Peet’s Dark Roast Coffee in your Keurig coffee maker will cost you about 66 cents. However, when you stop into a Peet’s Coffee Bar, a medium coffee of the day will run about $2.30. Of course, once you are in the shop, you may be tempted to spring for an even more expensive coffee beverage, such as the $4.65 white chocolate mocha or the $4.40 Havana cappuccino. Make your own flavored creamers at home to get a more decadent cup of coffee without the extra cost.
6. Pizza Toppings
While a medium hand-tossed pizza costs around $10.99 at Pizza Hut, adding pepperoni may add an additional $2 to your price. Include sausage, mushrooms, green pepper, and red onion, and your price jumps by about $4 for the Supreme pizza. Given that you can buy a 6-ounce package of pepperoni for around $3, the $4 jump in price seems pretty steep. Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes shares an easy recipe for Homemade Pizza that you can whip up with a homemade crust and the toppings of your choice.