Okay. I know how to pack a lunch for my child, but this is the problem. My youngest is 5 & is in Kindergarten. He's been eating school lunches, b/c #1 we were able to get it free this year due to our income #2 it was easier on my husband and I. The thing is that the last couple of days, he's been wanting to take a pack lunch b/c some of his friends do. I don't have a problem with that. What I want to know is that do any of you all know of some ideas for affordable items I can buy and pack for his lunch? Our budget is tight. There is no refrigeration or microwaving so it will mostly have to be stuff that doesn't need either. Thanks for any help I get in advance.
Answer by rkoloms at 10:17 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:36 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Sandwiches are very easy & cheap to make. PB & J, or a ham, or chicken or turkey sandwiches are all cheap. You can get it all for under $10 a week. I give my daughter a peanut butter & banana sandwich (her fav) a fruit cup, & something snacky & crunchy like goldfish. Sometimes i substitute the fruit cup for yogurt or a piece of fruit. You can make it really cheap, especially if you can buy bulk at a Costco or Sam's club. She also buys milk at school, i don't pack her a beverage because she likes to drink the milk at school which is only 25 cents.
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:37 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by carlye828 at 9:46 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by khedy at 9:52 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
freeze a juice bag or box that should help keep food cold that's what I do. Any sandwich will work . They really don't need much in the way of lunch I have been to my sons school and most kids do not even eat 1/2 of what they have before them . I would send a sandwich, fresh fruit or veggie and something else like crackers or chips or pretzels. Don't buy food or lunches that are already put together like lunch-ables you pay 10X more for those. Buy a bag of chips or pretzels and bag them your self.
Answer by justgrape723 at 10:56 AM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by ShelleyB64 at 4:05 AM on Dec. 5, 2009