Raise your hand if you’re ready to pack endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches this school year! I know that we are since it is my son’s favorite. If he could, he would eat PB&J at every meal. I don’t mind since it’s a frugal idea with a lot of flavor. To stock up on our essentials before the first day of school, I hit Dollar General to grab everything that we need. Keep reading to see how I save when I shop simply, plus use my printable to help your little one pack their own lunch!
I picked up Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam from my local Dollar General. I shop Dollar General when I need the essentials in a hurry. It’s a no fuss shopping experience, and now, they have digital coupons that are SO easy to use!
PB&J can be a quick and simple solution for your busy days, and the taste is one that my son prefers on his busy school days. Plus, he likes to help when he can! We like to try sandwich cutters to make fun shapes!
To prepare my son for his school days, I designed this lunch idea checklist. Take a look!
Here’s how it works: There are seven columns for each day of the week. On the left side is everything that you may need inside your child’s lunchbox. Print it out and let them help you pack their lunch! First up is a lunchbox and a PB&J sandwich followed by a vegetable and a fruit.
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We do yogurt in lunches as well, so I added a yogurt cup to this printable too. Next up are the final essentials: a juice box, utensils, a napkin, and ice cubes to remind you to include the ice pack!
Use this checklist to help you stock up when you shop too. What are your child’s favorite lunch items? Consider stopping by Dollar General and using the digital coupon so you can save even more.
Celebrate the back to school season and stress less. Stock up on everything you need and pack lunch easily. What are your best lunch tips?