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10 Frugal School Lunch Ideas

Tortilla Bites

Layer your kids' favorite ingredients on a tortilla, roll it up and slice it into bite-sizes pieces. Spreadable ingredients work well -- salsa, mashed beans, cheese, hummus, or even cranberry sauce (after Thanksgiving you can use up leftovers like cranberry sauce and turkey). Other things that roll well are flat ingredients like lunchmeats and sliced cheeses -- try a ham and cheese wrap spread with mustard. There's no need to bulk these up into burrito-sized wraps; the small, tight rolls with just a thin layer of ingredients are flavor-filled and easy to eat, kind of like finger sandwiches but more fun.