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    THis is what my husband and I do for lunchs so we don;t have to buy
    lunch meat very often if at all. We take leftovers for lunch. If
    you have chili the night before have chili for lunch the next day.
    You just put it into a small tupperware like container and toss it in
    a bag or lunch box. A great addition would be some shreded cheese,
    maybe some rice in another container or underneath the chili.
    Basically anything that you want and like to compliment it. We do
    this with almost all leftovers such as stews, soups, pastas,
    casseroles, even tacos and burritos. For leftover taco meat we put
    some into a tupperware like container and toss some tortilla chips or
    tortillas into a bag. warm up the meat and scoop with the chips or
    make a soft taco or burrito with the filling. Very versitle and
    tasty.

    Instead of chips and crackers take carrots, celery, apple slices,
    oranges, grapes. Not only can they be much cheaper than chips and
    crackers, they are a much healthier replacement that will keep you in
    better spirits throughout the day. A salad is also a great side dish
    or main dish for lunches.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    Maya in San Diego

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    I have been racking my brain trying to think of what to eat in place
    of chips and crackers for snacks... what to have for lunch besides
    lunch meat... How do you all do it?

    thanks in advance for any advice you can give!

    Jennifer M.

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    My family doesn't like sandwichs.

    We also do leftover as well for lunch. I will also make our own frozen
    dinners/lunch with leftovers for lunch. So if we have lasgnana I may freeze
    that to have for lunch in a few weeks. It makes it easier and much cheaper
    than pulling out a frozen dinner to bring to the office for DH.

    We ocassionally have the canned pastas that he can open at work and eat as
    well. Those might be on days when there are no leftovers to take.

    Theresa
    Date: Sun Feb 9, 2003 3:18 pm
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : reducing grocery budget - lunch ideas

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    We buy Stouffer's brand animal crackers at our local walmart for $1.60 per 2
    lb. bag. it's not a bad price compared to chips and stuff like that. the whole
    family can enjoy them. maybe not as inexpensive as making your own crackers,
    but very easy and tasty. Just an idea,
    Krystal st. cloud, mn

    From: Krys Maynard
    Date: Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:24 am
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : reducing grocery budget - lunch ideas

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    For lunches I dont buy lunchmeat since most of them contain nitrates and are
    bad for you not to mention expensive. I buy chicken breast usually boneless
    and skinless on sale and make chicken salad sandwiches with mayo and relish.
    I cook the chicken in the microwave, let it cool, then shred and cut it up.
    Very easy and my husband can eat it for lunch all week. Also, I make tuna
    sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches. Between those three we can eat those
    several times a week. I think they save money over lunch meats especially
    the egg salad sandwich. If you have high cholesterol you can take out some
    of the yolk after the eggs have boiled. Kathy

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    We have flavoured tuna which makes nice sandwiches too. Tomato & basil tuna,
    lemon cracked pepper tuna, chilli tuna just to name a few. That is how we buy
    them...............Narelle

    For lunches I dont buy lunchmeat since most of them contain nitrates and are
    bad for you not to mention expensive. I buy chicken breast usually boneless
    and skinless on sale and make chicken salad sandwiches with mayo and relish.
    I cook the chicken in the microwave, let it cool, then shred and cut it up.
    Very easy and my husband can eat it for lunch all week. Also, I make tuna
    sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches. Between those three we can eat those
    several times a week. I think they save money over lunch meats especially
    the egg salad sandwich. If you have high cholesterol you can take out some
    of the yolk after the eggs have boiled. Kathy

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    suggestion for kids snacks. We make the tortillas from the $10 week
    grocery list, I use the one recipe to make 32 tortillas instead of 16. I
    guess I like them thinner, or smaller. We then use a pizza cutter to cut
    some into triangles, spray both sides lightly with oil and shake on some
    flavoring like salt, garlic, taco seasoning, onion powder, cinnamon sugar
    (my kids favorite), or whatever you feel like. Then we bake them until they
    are crisp. It takes about 10 minutes in my oven at 350, but my oven is a
    bit quirky so you may need to experiment.

    They are very good and much healthier than store bought snacks (cheaper
    too.)

    Colleen

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