I got this question in an e-mail....
"What do you do for snacks during the day or do you skip them in order to save money?"
Come mid afternoon at my house, you can normally find my hungry crowd going through cupboard and fridge in search of snacks. I don’t normally post our snack menu’s because my head would explode if I had to be that organized. So I though I’d let you in on some of our favorites.
Muffins – You can’t beat these for sheer thrift as well as convenience. I usually double my breakfast menu batch and keep them in the freezer for hungry kids.
Cookies – I usually make a double batch per week. Our favorite is THIS recipe. I don’t know how frugal it would be to have to buy all the ingredients for these but it seems I’ve always got a little cereal in the bottom of a box (not big enough for a serving) as well as a a handful of chocolate chips at the bottom of the bag, peanut butter stuck to the sides of the jar, etc… Again, I keep half the batch out and freeze the other batch. Otherwise they would get eaten in a matter of hours.
Sliced fruit or Veggies with salad dressing for dip.
Scoops of yogurt. (Buy yogurt in tubs instead of single servings. It’s way cheaper.)
Popsicles made out of Homemade Lemonade
Those are just a few ideas from our house. What do you do for snacks at your house?