Stop overspending on packed lunches! These tips and tricks make it easy to send your kids to school with nutritious and satisfying fare—without breaking the grocery budget.
How to save on packaged chips and snacks
When you do need to bag up separate goodies, take the DIY approach. Individually-sized bags of chips, pretzels and snacks can be a real time-saver, but you'll have to pay top dollar for the convenience. Nab a full-size bag (or even a family-sized bag at wholesale stores) and make your own indvidual snack packets. You can do the same with carrot sticks, dried fruit and cookies, too.
Consider washable, reusable snack bags to save even more.