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      I'm trying very hard to cut my grocery bill, but I'm having problems
      cutting back on the snacks. Do any of you have some good ideas for
      frugal snacks, to buy or make?

      We have 3 in our family at this time, me, hubby, and one of our grown
      sons. Hubby and son feel as if there is nothing to eat in the house if
      we don't have chips, snack crackers, peanuts etc. Our son does buy many
      of his own snacks but he also gets into ours too.

      Nancy Ann
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      Date: Sat Apr 5, 2003 7:24 pm
      Subject: Frugal Snacks?

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      Snacks in our house are air-popped pop corn, or the microwave stuff if I can
      find it cheap, fresh fruit, dried fruit, fresh vegetables, crackers from
      walmart ($1 box) and cheap big bags of pretzels. Raisins from trader joes are
      a favorite... almost like candy. I also munch on dry cereal at times.... if I
      can find healthy and cheap on sale. I also grow my own sprouts on the kitchen
      counter and these are great snacking material.

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      Hi Nancy:--the cheapest snack I have is air popped popcorn.
      Because I'm on a diet I do not add salt or butter so it's cheap
      and good for you. Blessings, Pat

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      I like using my microwave to make bagel chips, wonton chips, pita chips,
      potato chips, tortilla chips and popcorn (in a microwave popcorn cooker) -
      all are relatively low fat. Homemade hummus with pita bread wedges are a
      tasty change too. I found that if fresh fruit and vegetables are washed,
      prepared (ie. peeled &/or cut into manageable pieces) and easily accessable
      they are more likely to be grabbed. Salt free pretzels are also a
      convenient snack to munch on when you want something with a crunch.

      Lisa B.

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      I had thought about the sprouts before but read somewhere you had to be
      careful about growing them as they could be a health hazard if not carefully
      cared for. If you wouldn't mind :-} please share your methods, recipes with
      us. WOULD LOVE to try this. Thanks Connie

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      Can I ask how you make pita chips and potato chips in the microwave? That
      sounds great.

      Thanks,

      Diana

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      Also keep in mind that the dollar store is your friend when it comes to
      snacks. LOL This is the only place I buy most of the snacks that I buy.

      Susan

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      First thing that I would say is to take a look at what snacks that you
      regularly have on hand. Now that you know what they are see if you can find
      clone recipes for some of them or find something close to that. If you guys
      like fruit you can stock up on it when it is on sale. If you can't do that
      than you might consider easing in more homemade snacks while cutting out
      the store bought ones. I know that I need to make some snacks since it feels
      like there is nothing to eat but my freezer is full and so is my pantry....I
      hadn't noticed them filling up again and I only spend $60 a week for 4.

      Susan

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