Dining at your desk? Making school lunches for the little ones? Packing a meal to eat on-the-go? For lunching away from home, there’s no reason to be sandwiched between flavor and savings. Here are five of our favorite money-saving tips for bagging a better lunch.
Love leftovers. Transform a salad into a wrap; pasta into a salad; or a grilled dinner into lunch sandwiches. Search our Summer Foods-on-the-Go-Guide opens in a new tab for brown bag ideas for summer that you can carry with you to school!
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Don’t throw away money. Invest in an insulated lunchbox and storage containers rather than buying single-use bags.
Stop the sog! Prevent lunch loss by packing sandwich or salad ingredients separately or use lettuce, cheese or deli meat (download coupon opens in a new tab) as a barrier between moist ingredients and bread.
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