This post is sponsored by Save-A-Lot. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Today I am sharing the easiest, most obvious time-saving tip with you guys and it’s just in time for back to school. If you’re frugal, I’m sure you’re not a stranger to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They’re super cheap (actually about $0.22 each… I calculated out of curiosity while writing this!). And they make a quick lunch for kids or adults. Something else that’s awesome about PB&Js is that they freeze well!
We started doing this a while back for my husband’s lunches, and it made his mornings a lot easier because he was no longer taking a few minutes every morning to make his lunch. Now he just reaches into the freezer, pops it into his lunch bag and heads off to work. I can definitely see how a parent making PB&J sandwiches for multiple children every morning could save a ton of time!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Loaves of Bread – $1.98 for two loaves ($0.99 ea.)
- 1 Jar of Peanut Butter (I used 18 oz, and used almost all of it) – $1.49
- 1 Jar of Grape Jelly (I used a 32 oz. jar, but you’ll only need about half) – $1.69
I bought everything I needed at Save-A-Lot (the one in North Charlotte, if you’re local. You can find the closest store near you here). They had some great deals, but prices do vary from store to store.
I made 18 sandwiches, but could’ve made 23 from the two loaves of bread. I spent about $5 and it usually takes me about 15 minutes to make all of the sandwiches and bag them up. I’m pretty sure you know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but dang it I took pictures, so you’re getting a tutorial.
First you’re going to lay out your bread and spread your peanut butter over the bread. This is very difficult to accomplish, so be sure that you’re extremely focused.
Then spread the jelly over the peanut butter.
And finally, top with another piece of bread.
Then slide into baggies. I usually use sandwich baggies, but I was out today so I used quart sized bags. Then slide the bagged sandwiches into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Then just pop them into the freezer.
When you’re getting ready to pack them for lunch, just take the individually bagged sandwich and pop it in a lunch bag. It’ll thaw by lunch time.
I’ve partnered with Save-A-Lot to give away two $25 gift cards to two readers! Enter for a chance to win below. The giveaway is open to those within the US only. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on 9/04/16.
Save-A-Lot is also running a fun #PackNSnap Sweepstakes where the grand prize is $100 Save-A-Lot Gift Card + iPad Mini 2. To enter just snap a photo of your back-to-school meal (lunch, breakfast or on-the-go snack). Share your photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and be sure to tag your photo with #PackNSnap between 7/27 and 9/7. Super simple!
So what are your favorite things to freeze to save time at lunch? Let me know in the comments below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.