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Old 11-19-2009, 01:05 PM
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Happy face Thank you .

Thank you for yours and other posts for the wonderful ideas as I have a 16 year old grandson that is always hungry. Thank you again.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:57 AM
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I was going to suggest popcorn popped on the stove which is really cheap bought in 2 lb bags a little oil, salt and butter in the pan and have enough snack for days.

Carrot & celery sticks, cucumber slices, etc. in containers for easy grabbing.

Buy motzerella cheese in blocks and cut into strips yourself for cheaper snacking then the individually wrapped option.

Mix a couple cereals together that are nearly empty for a sweet snack.

Make your own trail mix, granola bars, pudding & jello.

Buy yogurt in the 32oz containers instead of the individual cups for twice as much yogurt for the price.

Preztels and cheese crackers are a nice salty change.

My kids like hard boiled eggs. One eats it as is with salt and the other likes to smash it and add mustard & mayo for the deviled egg flavor without the hassle.

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Old 06-19-2010, 05:43 PM
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I do a lot of shopping at our Dollar Tree here. They have everything for just a dollar or cheaper. They sell food items too. I get my pretzels and cookies there. They also carry some of the condiments for hamburgers, hot dogs, and pickles. Also spagetti, macaroni and sauces in the cans. Sloppy joe sauce in the cans, flour tortillas, jellies, cookie and muffin mixes.

Some of the ideas for food or snacks would be;
Crackers with peanut butter and honey mixed and sandwiched between the crackers.

Rolled tortillas with peanut butter and jelly.
Frozen grapes and chocolate dipped frozen bananas.
Watermelon, Honeydew & Canaloupe sliced very thin in wedges.

Homemade bread sticks and cheese sauce to dip the sticks in.

Nachos and cheese. Bean and cheese burritos.

Mix your taco meat and seasoning with a large can of refried beans this will extend the meat for tacos or burritos.

Have the kids peel potatoes and make their own French fries instead of buying the frozen ones.

Make your own slushies with soft drink syrup and ice cubes. Or freeze mixed koolaid in ice cube trays and chop in a blender.
Just a few ideas.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:17 AM
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Scrambled eggs has been the choice here lately.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:46 PM
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Celery and peant butter is a big snack in my house. Any kind of fruit. Bananas I can't keep more then a day or so. Cherries and canteloupe don't last long either.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:36 AM
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I love celery with crunchy peanut butter as is frozen grapes.

I made sweet chilli (sauce) and cheese scrolls/rolls and they are all going, lucky I made a heap to go into the freezer.

Pretzels dipped in nutella (choc-nut spread)

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:44 AM
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I also forgot to mention you can freeze left over coffee in ice cube trays and chop in a blender and add milk or cream and make frozen drinks that the older teens and adults seem to like. You can add the flavored creams too.
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