Packing School Lunches
When school starts, you want to be sure that your child is eating a healthy lunch. Having lunch at school can be expensive and lets face it, they may not be as healthy or as tasty as something you made at home. If you follow a few of our 5 ways to save money when packing school lunches you can be sure that your child is eating something that tastes great and is also good for them.
5 Ways To Save Money When Packing School Lunches
1. Make or buy large batches of things like pudding, chips, cereal bar treats, cheese slices and veggie sticks. Put them in reusable containers or snack baggies to make your own individual servings. This will save lots of money compared to buying pre–packaged single servings for school lunches.
2. Bento box lunches are similar to Lunchables except you have control over the ingredients that go into them. These containers have different sized compartments. Use fruit, veggies, crackers, sandwich meats to fill the different compartments. Your kids will love the bento box and the variety of foods they get to have at lunch.
3. Invest in a Thermos. Make a big pot of soup/stew or even a favorite casserole. The Thermos will keep your child’s lunch warm until it’s time to eat and this will save you money in the long run.
4. Leftovers from last night’s dinner can be packed for lunch. Use a Thermos to keep food warm. Certain foods like leftover chicken or pizza may even be enjoyed cold.
5. Go to the dollar store and stock up on baggies, napkins, plastic forks, spoons and different sized containers. The dollar store savings will quickly add up.
By using some of our 5 ways to save money when packing school lunches, you can rest assured that your kids are getting a healthy and delicious lunch. Packing your own school lunches give you control over the ingredients, flavors and the cost. Your wallet and your child will thank you!
Surprise your kids by adding a fun note to their lunch boxes, check out these printable lunch box notes:
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For more back to school tips, check out these:
- Organizing Lunch Box for Kids
- Back to School Tip: How to Organize Your Backpack
- Back to School Gifts for Preschool Teachers
- Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!