Save on Snacks and Drinks

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      Save on Snacks and Drinks

      Avoid snacks made just for kids. They are usually way more expensive than the
      same thing just a few aisles over in the store. Compare Gerber juices and
      toddler snacks to similar “adult” items and you’ll see what I mean!

      Also, I’ve
      found that many kids’ snacks are devoid of any nutritional value. I would much
      rather have my kids eat real fruit than fruit roll ups or that gummy fruit
      stuff.
      Making your own snacks also saves money. Popcorn is a great snack, easy to
      make and reasonably healthy.

      Buy it in plastic bags NOT prepackaged for
      microwave cooking and it costs pennies for a large bowlful.
      Cake mixes are not very expensive…buy them on sale and use a coupon and you
      can get them for next to nothing. Make cupcakes instead of a layer cake for
      kids.
      Water, milk and juice are perfectly acceptable drinks but if your kids insist
      on sweet stuff Koolaid is much cheaper than soda pop. Buy the kind in little
      envelopes that allow you to add your own sugar.

      Not only are they cheaper but
      you can cut the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2. Also on the subject of drinks, use the
      thermos bottle that came with your child’s lunchbox. Filling it is much more
      economical than buying drink boxes.
      If you like to put chips, pretzels, etc.

      in your kids’ lunches avoid the ones
      packaged in little bags. Buy large bags of chips and cheap, store brand sandwich
      bags and package them yourself. You can do them all at once if you don’t want to
      be bothered in the morning and then just grab a bagful for each lunchbox.

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