Want some school lunch ideas that are budget friendly? Keep reading
I absolutely enjoy making my girls their school lunches and lately I have been trying to stick to a budget of R150 a week for both girls. Luckily they both carry water to school and that already has halved my budget. When packing their lunch I make sure to shop in my cupboard first before I even think of going to the shop,this helps to keep costs down considerably. I usually just go to the shops for veggies and fruits. I try my best to keep it simple and easy but still fills them up. This week I decided no bread and it was actually easy sticking to this challenge. It is definitely something I will keep doing because when I do add bread to their lunch the girls bring it back half eaten and that is so wasteful!
Weekly Shopping list:
1 Punnet Grapes
1 Punnet Strawberries
1 small bag of cherry tomatoes
1 Pack lettuce
1 small cucumber
1 Bag of pretzel and snack mix
2 Fruit Pouches
Everything else I already had in my cupboard\fridge.
Monday – Salad with ranch Yogurt Pretzel Mix Chicken Pops Cheese
Tuesday – Grapes Chicken Patty Pretzel Mix Strawberry Salad with dressing Yogurt
Wednesday – Grapes Strawberry Pretzel Mix Cherry Tomato Burger Patty
Thursday – Cherry Tomatoes Mango Strips Viennas with Tomato sauce as dip Cheese cubes no a skewer Fruit Puree pouch
Friday is treat day! Mango strips Tomato & Cucumber Grapes Fish Fingers Fruit Stick
So there you have it, simple 5 day lunch ideas that don’t include bread. And I managed to stick to my R150 budget. I find if I put small portions of a few things the girls finish their lunch. The girls both get home at 2 and have another lunch when they get home. So they do get enough each day.