I know my kids love to snack. It’s easy to grab a bag of chips and let them munch on those. But that kind of snacking can quickly get expensive. Did you know that potato chips work out to be $2.52 a pound even for the store brand? Purchase the national brands and it can be so much more.
To keep our budget in line, I like to make snacks at home for the kids and have them ready to go for the day. When they are hungry, they can grab something for themselves. I got into this habit, of making snacks ahead, when my daughter was little.I think it has really saved us money over the years.
We even have containers for when we will be going out and about, so we can take a few of our homemade snacks with us to avoid eating out or stopping at the drive through for a snack.
With summer here, you might need some inexpensive snack ideas for your kids too. Since those kiddos are home all day and they are bound to say, “Mom, I’m hungry.” These snacks are not only great for kids, but also for us adults too.
Below you will find 25 easy to make frugal snack ideas. The baked items could easily be made when you have more time and tucked away into the freezer. Making keeping snacks on hand for the summer super easy. Who want’s to be slaving away in the kitchen when it’s so nice out?
25 Frugal Snack Ideas
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
- Kettle Corn
- No Bake Energy Balls
- Homemade Pretzels
- Banana Bread
- Frozen Grapes
- End of the Jar Popsicles
- Homemade Bagels
- Kale Chips
- Cheese Sticks
- Banana Slices with Peanut Butter
- Homemade Bread with Freezer Jam
- Sliced Cucumbers
- Trail Mix
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Brownie Bites
- Watermelon Candy
- Dried Fruit
- Celery with Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread
- Lunchmeat and Cream Cheese Roll Ups
- Fluffy Jello Squares
What’s your family’s favorite snacks? I know all of these mentioned above my family loves. But maybe your family has a favorite too. I’d love to have you share it in the comments below.
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