If you love chocolate, you will find a much more satisfying treat to have a couple squares of a higher-quality chocolate bar then a full sized candy bar. Plus, good chocolate is healthier with less sugar and other ingredients you don’t need.
Having a coffee at home that you really love to drink will end up saving you money with fewer stops at the local coffee bar. For the freshest coffee, consider getting a bean grinder and grinding your own coffee. And don’t forget the flavored creamers for some variety.
If you are a yogurt eater, you will find that Greek yogurt is not only tastier, but better for you. They are almost always higher in protein than regular yogurt, and they have fewer artificial flavorings and other things you don’t need. Try some plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit or use it in a smoothie. Yum!
Herbs and Spices
The best way to go with herbs and spices is to buy a high quality dried versus fresh. They will last so much longer than fresh and cost less. But the high quality dried herbs and spices still add a ton more flavor to your food versus the cheaper powdered versions.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
If you buy a high quality extra virgin olive oil, you will find that it can be used for so much more than just cooking oil. It can be drizzled or tossed with certain veggies for an unbelievable flavor. If you do indulge, be sure to save the good stuff for dressing and buy the cheaper stuff for when you need it in your cooking. That way you save your money for when you will really taste the difference in flavor.
If you do a lot of baking, cheap butter will normally do just fine. But every once in a while I like to grab a high end butter for spreading on toast a muffin or freshly baked breads.
What is your favorite food to indulge in and spend a little more on?