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10 Frugal Pantry Staples


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Canned Tuna
Tuna is an incredibly versatile protein to have on hand.
Tuna is an incredibly versatile protein to have on hand.
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No frugal pantry is complete without a respectable stack of canned tuna. It keeps for years, so you're sure to use it up before it spoils. It's actually one of the few great sources of protein you can keep in your pantry long-term, and there are plenty of coupons and sales on your name brand canned tuna, so keep your eyes open for deals. That way, you'll always have tuna on hand for sandwiches, casseroles, and to add to a family favorite, macaroni and cheese.


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