It seems like everything costs more these days, which made me wonder: Is it cheaper for my kids to take their own lunch to school? Or is the $3 hot lunch a cheaper option?
I know some schools are still getting free lunches, but our schools are back to charging for lunches. So I set out on a little experiment to see if I could create a cheaper lunch with the groceries I regularly buy at Walmart. And, spoiler alert: I succeeded!
With a little thought and calculating, I was able to create this lunch for about $2. Luckily, it includes some of my kids’ favorite foods!
Here’s how it all broke down:
Not bad, right? Best of all, this has become one of my kids’ favorite lunches!
These turkey pinwheels are always in rotation as a main dish for school lunches. I like to make a big batch, freeze them, and have them on hand for quick morning lunch making.
Here’s how I make the turkey pinwheels:
After doing this little experiment, I came away with a few takeaways. If you’re trying to save money on your kids’ school lunches, here are my tips:
Buying groceries for the whole family can be a little stressful these days, but Walmart+ definitely takes off some of the burden! I whole-heartedly recommend trying their grocery delivery service to save time and money with your weekly grocery shopping.
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