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.
Cook and prep over the weekend
Let's face it: Weeknights (and weekday mornings) are busy. Prep as much as you can for a week's worth of lunches over the weekend to avoid a last-minute scramble. If your kids love taking tuna salad or chicken salad, whip them up on Sunday and put them in an air-tight storage container in the fridge until it's time to pack lunch. Likewise, hard-boil a few eggs, chop up carrots or celery, slice a block of cheese, and more to shave time off your morning routine.