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Brown Bag Money-Savers
Leave single-serving snacks on the grocery shelf. It's cheaper to divide bulk buys into lunch-size containers.
Rework leftovers into tasty dishes: pasta, veggies, and meat become pasta salad. Meat and veggies get rolled into tortilla wraps. Rice and veggies and an egg become fried rice. You get the idea.
Roast and slice turkey breasts and small hams instead of buying expensive deli meats.
Make your own cheese and cracker snackers instead of buying them pre-packaged.
The truth behind bagged "baby" carrots? They're regular carrots cut down to size. Save big by doing it yourself.
Homemade cookies and muffins are cheaper than store-bought, and you can control the serving size.
Need more inspiration? Here are a few lunch ideas to get you started: