Use these simple tips to save even more on your kids' brown bag lunch.
Instead of buying individually-sized bags of chips, pretzels and other snacks buy the bigger full-size bag and make your own
indvidual snack bags. You can do the same with carrot sticks and cookies, too.
Who says sandwiches have to be made on bread? English muffins are an easy and cheap substitute since they are often on sale
at the grocery store.
Don't waste money on an ice pack, freeze water bottles and juice boxes instead! This way their lunch will stay refrigerated
and their drink will be thawed in time for lunch.
During the week it can be easy to be too busy to make your kids' lunches and resort to pricier (and decidedly less healthy)
pre-packaged options. To avoid this completely do all of your prep during the weekend. If your kids love taking tuna salad
or chicken salad to lunch, whip them up on the weekend put them in air-tight storage in your refrigerator until it's time
to build the lunches.
Sometimes, as tasty as they are, sandwiches can get boring day after day. Give your kids something to look forward to during
the week by putting their favorite dinner leftovers in their lunch box. Not only is this cheaper than buying all of the things
that normally go into their lunch, but it also ensures that those leftovers don't go to waste. Be creative: you can always
repurpose last night's chicken into a tasty (and filling!) wrap.
Stop wasting your money on plastic baggies in every shape and size imagineable! Bento boxes and tupperware now come in so
many cute and functional designs your picky kids will happily tote these to the cafeteria instead of the brown bag.