Grocery Budget Killers and Ways to Avoid Them Part II

This is fascinating!
Part II – Snacks

Snacks are necessary with kids and yet they will quickly put a dent in your budget. Quite simply the best place to buy snacks is ALDI. Even with a coupon, they simply can’t be beaten. Here’s my list:

  1. Big bag of chips. ALDI $1.19 all the time. Other stores 2/$4 on sale.
  2. Rice crackers. ALDI $1.79. Other stores $2.50
  3. Tortillas. ALDI $.99. Other stores $2
  4. Nuts. ALDI $1.99. Other stores $2.50
  5. Peanut butter. ALDI $1.25. Other stores $1.75

If you think your family may not deal well with generic items, bring them home and put the snacks in a sealed container. I swear they won’t know the difference.

100 Calorie Packs
Marketed to help people lose weight these things are really just a whole lotta air without substance! For $2.50 you can be the proud owner of 6 small packs of perfectly portioned snacks that you can not only pack yourself but save money on.

Don’t get me wrong, we all love convenience so why not grab some ziploc bags, a huge bag of chips/your favourite snacks and portion them out. Read the back and see how many make a portion and then add that amount to the bag. Trust me, you’ll save mega moolah!

Apple Sauce
I love to give Isaac apple sauce when we’re out as it’s easy but I don’t want to spend money on the single packs so instead I bought a big container of the Mott’s All Natural sauce and when we go out I simply put some in small tupperwares I picked up from Target.

For the other 4 tips check this out:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

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