They’re called convenience foods for a reason. But take a little time to make these items and enjoy the convenience of ready-to-eat foods with a cheaper price tag — and, sometimes, a healthier result. Some prepackaged foods (such as frozen pizzas) can be expensive, available seasonally (Girl Scout cookies), or perhaps filled with artificial ingredients (fruit rolls). Now you can enjoy all of these whenever you like, without emptying your wallet, and with ingredients you choose. For directions on how to make homemade toaster pastries, granola bars and more, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.