Cheap Lunchbox Trick: I’m Proud of This One.

When I was little, I had a strange habit.¬† Every time I would get a piece of bread, I would try to squish it into the smallest, most perfect¬†cube possible.¬† Fast forward to 2009, my bread squishing¬†habit is long gone.¬† This brings to me to my son, no he’s not a bread squisher.¬† This is about his lunch.¬† I’ve discovered a great way to save lunch money.

My son likes to pack Brownie Bites.¬† Brownie Bites are found in the snack aisle, and for a box of maybe 6 packs, 6 brownie bites per pack, you too can purchase Brownie Bites for about 4 bucks.¬† Needless to say, he doesn’t get to pack these very often.

Last week the grocery store had brownie mix on sale for $0.88!  I baked these bad boys according to the directions, and found myself backsliding into my bread squishing habit.  Only this time it was brownies.  I sliced up the brownies into squares and began squishing the squares into perfect little cubes.  I popped about 5 into a Baggie and threw them in the freezer.  My kids found them in their lunch the next day.  The review: fantastic.  No crumbs, perfect portions, and absolutely yumminess.   So for a little over $0.88, I made my own brownie bites.  And I came away with a lot more than what comes in the $4 a box originals.

lunchbox saver

I knew that bad habit would pay off.

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