Parents spend a small fortune on brown bag lunches; everything from the sandwich to the juice box to the array of snacks are artfully chosen to be apart of "today's lunch special." Many of these snacks can be re-created at home with little effort and you can even keep the leftovers for yourself (afterall, you are the one who makes them).
Consider something as simple as a yogurt fruit cup. This snack requires two, maybe three ingredients maximum - vanilla yogurt, fruit jam and perhaps a topping (think chopped nuts or granola). The cost of these three ingredients translates to a cheaper grocery bill overall because you are buying in bulk instead of individually. Why purchase individually portioned hummus cups when you can make a batch large enough to feed the whole family with some to spare? The same goes for the other snack recipes listed below.
Make the transition from summer vacation to school a little easier this year by planning ahead and taking the time to make these scrumptious homemade snacks for you and the kids.