For a week's worth of budget-friendly lunchbox stuffers, whip up a batch of these homemade favorites from All You.
No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars
These bars are a perfectly portable snack you can prep on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week. Wrap leftovers tightly in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge. The bars will continue to firm up as they chill.
Garlic Pita ChipsPita chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips, and making your own ensures they're free of additives and preservatives. Simply infuse olive oil with the taste of roasted garlic and herbs, brush the pita slices with the oil, and bake. Cost per serving: 32¢
Peanut Butter-Butterscotch CookiesWhere kids are concerned, nothing beats the taste of homemade treats. Jazz up classic peanut butter cookies with butterscotch morsels for a sweet and savory lunchtime dessert. Cost per serving: 24¢
Apricot Streusel BarsThese are a delicious alternative to boxed cereals and granola bars. You can tuck them in a lunchbox or carry in the car for an on-the-go breakfast. Play around with different nuts and preserves for an endless variety of flavor combinations. Cost per serving: 39¢
Puff Pastry "Pretzels"Transform frozen puff pastry into beautifully browned, Parmesan-flavored pretzels. Be sure to pack mustard or your child's favorite dipping sauce with this snack. Cost per serving: 50¢
Homemade ApplesauceApplesauce is a lunchbox staple. And when you make your own, you can customize the flavor by varying the spices, types of apples, and amount of added sugar. Cost per serving: 40¢
Miniature Corn MuffinsSavory corn muffins are a delicious accompaniment to any lunch and a healthy alternative to high-calorie packaged muffins. Plus, the size makes them easy for little hands to manage. Cost per serving: 12¢