40+ Cheap And Easy Savory Snacks To Make At Home

I love savory snacks, for when I’m needing a little pick me up but it’s not yet time for something sweet.

Now you could say any time is sweet time, but I try to be good for the majority of each day.

Which means sweet things are reserved for either after dinner or the weekend.

Unless I’ve fallen off the wagon in which case everything goes and usually the sweeter the better!

Snacks are those little treats to both fill you up and make you feel good.

I can’t imagine life without snacks in it, even if I may eat one or two more than I should.

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Savory treats recipes: homemade savory healthy snacks are the best!

savory snacks to buy versus savory snacks to make

The killer for me though has always been the cost of the best savory snacks to buy.

Because they add up to quite an expense real quick. Sure, 1 packet won’t break your budget but how many snacks do you and yours get through in a week?

Let’s get real, when you are feeding a family you cannot get away with buying a 6 pack of one snack for the week.

That might last a day in many households, if you’re lucky!

And in all honesty a 6 pack of one snack for a couple isn’t enough either – or is that just the hubby and me?!

The reality when you have a very limited budget is that you know the best savory snacks are a luxury that perhaps you shouldn’t be buying.

Cheap snacks that you can make at home without too much fuss is what you need.

Cooking and preparing simple snacks at home are so much easier when you have the right kitchen tools. You don’t need lots of gadgets, just a few essentials that you can use time and again. These are 4 are my essentials for snack making and easy meal prep.

Cooking Essentials

We all need a little help in the kitchen and these are my top 4 essentials, without which cooking and meal prep would be so much harder and time consuming.

homemade quick and easy savory snacks to make

It goes without saying that my focus is always on cheap AND easy to make savory snacks.

When you live frugally you are making a determined effort to save money on every aspect of your life.

Which means that things can take a little longer to achieve.

  • Washing needs hanging out not throwing into the dryer.
  • Dinners are made from scratch not delivered to your door.
  • Cars are washed by hand, not taken to the car wash.

You and I don’t want to be following small savory treat recipes that take forever to assemble.

That, to quote my Dad, is “too much faff”!

40+ Cheap And Easy Savory Snack Recipes

We all know that perhaps we should only eat 3 square meals a day but with so many delicious savory snack ideas to try it seems a crime not to make and eat a few doesn't it?

Store bought snacks get expensive really quickly and eat into your budget so these cheap and easy savory snack recipes are perfect for when you are feeling the pinch but still feel the need for a little something.

Many of these savory snack recipes are healthy, you know exactly what is in them. And many are perfect for both the kids' after school munchies and for parties.

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cheap AND Easy Savory Snacks Is Key

I am not a great fan of cooking and I detest making pastry (that whole thing of rubbing butter in flour sends shivers down my spine!)

So I used to have a list of savory snacks to buy that were the cheapest of cheap snacks, which means they weren’t always healthy or even that nice tasting.

Until I finally bit the bullet and stated making my own.

I thought I would be spending hours in the kitchen making some nice, healthy savory snacks for kids that would then get wolfed down in record time.

Leaving an empty tin and the need to start all over again.

And to be fair, that did happen the first few times.

But then we got used to the idea that really tasty and healthy savoury snacks were always available and so there was no need to eat them so quickly.

Finally we could have and make quick savoury snacks we really enjoyed and they didn’t mean blowing our super tight grocery budget.

But they had to be easy to make as well as cheap because I am no gourmet cook, nor did I have time to be baking every other day.

Quick and easy is my kind of cooking. And tasty of course!

For more tasty and easy meals to make at home check out these posts:

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Your questions answered about easy savoury snacks

What is a good savory snack?

The best savory snacks are those that you enjoy in small quantities and don’t have you constantly reaching for me. Too much of one thing becomes unhealthy real quick!

What snacks can I make at home?

You can make all of these easy homemade savory snack recipes at home and there are many more recipes out there to try. I prefer quick and easy ones, you may have a different preference.

What food is considered savory?

Savory foods are considered those that are not sweet. Although strangely, some savory foods have a little sweetener added, usually to give the food a depth of flavor, without turning it into a sweet dessert.

What’s a good salty snack?

Pretzels and salted nuts, of any kind, are my salty snack go to’s. Whether they are air fryed or roasted, adding a decent dose of salt really lifts their flavor. Just go easy on these salty snacks though as too much salt is not good for you!

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Last Updated on 10th January 2022 by Emma

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