How many times have you grabbed a bag of baby carrots at the store instead of buying and cutting up full-sized ones? Snagged a bag of cut-up lettuce instead of cutting your own? Picked as pack of pre-sliced mushrooms? Or apples? While these pre-prepared foods may save you a few minutes here and there, the convenience may not be worth the expense. You can save more than $1,000 a year on groceries by cutting up your own. For this and other DIY money-saving tips, see the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.