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Back-to-School Savings: Cheap and Healthy Lunch Ideas

by Lindsay Hutton

Back to school most likely means your child will be brown-bagging it during lunch time. Making your child a healthy meal to take to school doesn't need to be expensive. These nutritious lunch ideas will supply your little one with the energy he needs to get through the day, but won't leave you strapped for cash. If your child's school is peanut- and nut-free, check out these nut-free lunches and nut-free snack ideas.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Wraps


This take on an old standby is the epitome of a low-priced and tasty meal. Pick up these four ingredients at the grocery store and you've got a week's worth of lunches, just like that! Just make sure your child's school doesn't have any food allergy policies before you send him off to school with this tasty lunch.

Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Wraps.

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August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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