Duplicating store-bought snacks at home
Both of my small sons always ask for Pirates Booty and Veggie Booty--they love the crunch and taste, but they could probably eat a whole bag (each!) by themselves every day, and even the small bags are almost $3.
Just on a whim, I decided to just offer them regular popcorn that I tossed with a little fresh-grated parmigiano and just a just of salt right after I took it off the heat, and they loved it. One of my guys only likes the Veggie Booty, though, so I was stumped about a replacement for him. I tried making kale chips but he didn't care for them (my husband did, though!). Then I remembered that years ago, when I first started making my own pasta, I used to get spinach powder to add in, and guess what... popcorn plus the spinach powder and a bit of salt makes a great Veggie Booty and costs way, way less!! (I add the powder before I pop the corn, too... the flavor seems to cook right in instead of just being an added seasoning.)