Stay in and save money by making your own take out food.
Save money (and calories!) by making your own takeout favorites. These cheaper, healthier versions are easy to make and taste just as delicious. From nachos to burgers to milk shakes, we've got all the classic recipes you and your family love, for a fraction of the cost of ordering in.
Cost per serving: $2.59
Thought finger-licking good fried chicken was only served in a bucket? Not if you have this recipe! You can make it even more homemade by using fresh breadcrumbs instead of panko. Just remove the crusts from 4 slices of bread and grind the centers in a food processor for about one minute.
See recipe: Oven-Fried Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.85
You'll save a bundle by packing this lunch instead of grabbing a store-bought sandwich. The pepperoncini are spicy, even with the seeds removed. If you like a milder flavor, use pickle slices instead. Or, if you prefer more zest, use a spicy mustard instead of Dijon.
See recipe: Lighter Deli Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $3.21
Satisfy your craving for a burger and fries with this tasty spin on a classic. Instead of English muffins, you can make this recipe with traditional hamburger buns, or try whole-wheat buns to up the nutritional value.
See recipe: Burgers and Fries
Cost per serving: 95¢
Complete your meal with this malt shop favorite. For variety, you can try mint-chip or coffee ice cream in this recipe, or to bump up the chocolate flavor, add a squirt of syrup.
See recipe: Cookies-and-Cream Milk Shakes