By Makebra Bridges
Now that your child is back to school, let the games begin! The morning rush, the afternoon frenzy, homework, activities and of course school lunch. As your grocery list continues to grow, the dollar signs continue to add up—Cha Ching, Cha Ching, Cha Ching! Brown bagging it for your picky little eater doesn’t have to be difficult and expensive. Here are some sandwiches that your little one will love, but won’t break the bank.
||COST PER SERVING||INGREDIENT INFORMATION|
|Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich||$0.29||The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is about as cheap as it gets. It’s a good source of protein and stays well at room temperature. Remember that some schools don’t allow parents to send in foods containing peanuts because of the rise in this type of food allergy. Learn more about kids and food allergies.|
|Grilled Cheese Sandwich||$0.43||This is simple at its best. Two slices of bread, cheese and butter is all you need for a grilled cheese.|
|Egg Salad Sandwich||$0.51||Any recipe that list eggs as one of its main ingredients is usually cheap.|
|Veggie Sandwich||$0.75||This sandwich is a healthy choice for young eaters and it is very inexpensive. Fill your sandwich with hummus, avocado or tomato.|
|Bagel with Cream Cheese||$0.89||This is not a traditional sandwich, but very tasty and very cheap.|
|Salami and Cheese Sandwich||$0.98||Cheese and lunchmeat sandwiches are very common. Serve with a slice of cheese for a sandwich that you’re little eater will love.|
Remember to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet every day. Find 30 Ways to Stretch Your Fruit and Vegetable Budget.
Now that you have some of our favorite low-costs sandwich ideas, give them a try. If you have other great sandwich ideas, share them with us.
Picture by Erla-Mari Diedericks