DIY Snacks

By: Todd Covelli | Teresa Strasser Posted: 3:44 PM, May 12, 2022 Updated: 4:37 PM, May 12, 2022

Thanks to inflation, grocery budgets are being stretched with snacks costing almost more than gas. But before you spend any more money on snacks, consider some D-I-Y options. We spoke with Clinical Nutritionist, Christina D’Amico who shares some homemade snack ideas that’ll help keep your grocery spending well under budget. 


2-3 medium potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Salt

Cut potatoes into think strips (no bitter than 2mm).
Toss strips in EVOO and seasonings of choice. I did garlic salt.
Microwave for 2-3 mins until chips start to wilt.

1/2 cup water + raspberry zinger tea bag
Let sit for 1-2 mins.
Add in 1/2 cup of pomegranate seltzer water
Add splash of lemon juice
Garnish with raspberries

Microwave sea salt popcorn or air pop (1/3 kernels)
Add in 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Add in 1/4 cup dry nuts
Add in 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Sprinkle cinnamon to taste