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These Affordable School Lunch Containers are a Reader-Fave

The countdown to school is upon us!
Back to school season is in full swing, and parents are checking their lists twice to make sure their kids are all set for the new school year.

Still need a lunchbox for your little one? Check out why Hip2Save reader DeAnna loves these affordable and brightly-colored Easy Lunch Boxes from Amazon, and how she makes lunches special for her daughter.

My daughter started kindergarten last year, and due to the high cost of school lunch, we decided to send her to school with “cold lunch” from home. She really loves Lunchables, but we couldn’t justify the cost of those, either.

I picked up a four-pack of Easy Lunch Containers from Amazon for $12.99. Then I used our collection of cookie cutters in fun shapes to cut the deli meat and cheese I purchased at ALDI to fit in the compartments alongside crackers and a fun treat. We would also add in some veggie, applesauce, and a drink, then BOOM — an inexpensive, yummy lunch she was excited to eat each day!

Frugal lunchtime fun!

If you love this idea, head over to Amazon to pick up a set of these vibrant lunch containers to recreate your own DIY Lunchable meals.

Thank you for sharing this fun product and your clever lunchtime tips, DeAnna!

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