Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tasty Thursday: Frugal Lunch & back to school Ideas

Back to School time is not far away for us...

Here are some Frugal Tips for packing your own lunch:

  • Make your own lunchables: Buy a reusable container. Fill it with your own selections such as cut up cheese, bologna, ham or turkey, and crackers. Add a cookie if you want.
  • Make your own pudding, jello and repackage in reusable containers.
  • Buy large containers of yogurts and repackage in reusable containers.
  • Make your own Uncrustables or you can make a week's worth of PB&J 
  • Make  your own trail mix. I do this for my Grace because she is allergic to nuts... we  use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, pretzel balls.
  • Invest in a thermos. You can put hot dogs in hot water in the thermos, and they can have hot dogs, along with leftovers from dinner ( chili, soups)
  • Don't buy the prepackaged snacks, repackage larger bags into small ziplock bags.
  • Free First Day of School Lunch Printable here: free-back-to-school-printables
  • Muffins are cheap and great way to add fruit or veggies to lunch.. You can also make things meatloaf in muffin pans for an easy lunch.

Here are some other cute frugal back to school ideas:

What frugal ideas do you have your child's lunch? Stay tuned for more back to school ideas from Frugal Katy!! And don't forget to sign up for the Back To School Giveaway!


ATLanta Saving Moms said...

I love the tips on the back-to-school. Thanks for sharing. :)

horsingaroundinla said...

Great ideas for lunches. I'm trying to eat healthier, so this will be a great start for lunches! I will have to try some of these ideas. Thanks! :)

Kathleen (aka Callista) said...

thanks the for the tips. I'm hoping to change how I do school lunches this year, less waste and unhealthy food. Less money is a good practice too!