School Lunches (snacks)

Now that school is back in session I am packing 10 lunches and snacks per week.  Here is how I pack 10 salty snacks (chips, pretzels, crackers) for the week.

I love the snack sized Ziploc bags that can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.  I was able to get these bags from Sam’s on sale for .74 and I purchased all of my bagged/boxed snacks from the Dollar Tree for $1.00 each.

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Sunday is my prep day.  I open the bags, separate a serving into each bag, zip them up and store them in the snack pail.

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Serving size varies per item, but I’m usually pretty generous with the amount.  I can usually get about 6 servings out of each box of crackers and 8 servings out of the pretzels.  When it’s time to pack a lunch I just grab each sons desired snack and toss it in the lunch box.

Each bag @ .01
Serving of crackers @ .16
Serving of pretzels @ .125
Total .13 or .17 each (less than a bag of chips)

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Foaming Soap

In my house we go thru A LOT of hand soap with 6 people.  A while ago I found this great solution for refilling my foaming soap dispensers on Pinterest and decided to try it.  It worked perfectly and I’ve been doing it every since.

You simply get an empty foaming soap dispenser or buy one from the Dollar Tree for $1.00.  I got this baby wash for $1.00 at Aldi.  All you do is use a very small amount, about a tablespoon (I never measured) and then fill the rest with water.  One bottle of baby wash goes a long way.

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I also use it to refill Itty Bitty’s bath pump.  We play with the suds, bathe with it and use it to wash his hair.

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