Last spring I made up a list of 20 snacks for under $.25. Still today it is one of my more popular articles. Apparently, there are a lot of people like me who feel like their kids eat them out of house and home. 🙂 So with school letting out soon I thought I would do a list of 20 more snacks under $.25.
Not all of the snacks are super healthy for you. My main goal is to get a snack my son will enjoy and that will tide him over until lunch or dinner. It doesn’t have to be a big snack, but I hate when a snack serving size is crazy small. I am constantly amazed at how much a teenage boy can eat!
I like to fill up a bin and put one in the fridge and one in the pantry. If he is hungry, he knows he can grab a snack from the bin. It keeps me from hearing the “there is nothing to eat” complaint. I just let him get something from the bins.
I buy most of my snacks from Aldi. They have great prices and the store is so quick to get in and out. If I don’t buy it at Aldi I usually get it on a sale at Meijer. The prices may not be the same where you live but hopefully aren’t too far off the $.25 mark.
20 More Snack Ideas Under $.25
Mini Bagels- Aldi sells mini bagels for around $.20 each. Add some butter or peanut butter to them to get a snack for around $.25 each.
Pudding- I usually buy the pudding packets that you mix up yourself. Aldi has them for around $.50 each. Add in the milk and you are still under $.25 a serving.
Popsicles- It seems like all summer long everyone has popsicle deals. Although they aren’t really that filling they are a nice cool snack on a hot day. If we are headed to the pool we bring a few to have during breaks.
Ants on a log- Celery is so yummy with some peanut butter and raisins. You can also mix things up and do cream cheese and craisins.
Graham Crackers with Cream Cheese- Growing up we would eat graham crackers with icing. Not the healthiest, but very yummy. A few readers suggested graham crackers with cream cheese and we tried and loved it. It’s healthier than icing and it makes a yummy treat.
Roasted Chickpeas- These are so delicious and easy to make. I just use canned chickpeas, but I am guessing you could save even more money by using dried. There are so many different recipes for roasted chickpeas on Pinterest. It’s easy to pick on your family would love.
Crackers with Peanut Butter- We buy the “Ritz” crackers from Aldi. 5-6 crackers with some peanut butter make a great snack.
Frozen Yogurt with fruit- If we have yogurt that is expiring soon I just freeze it. I like to put a spoonful on a baking tray with a piece or two of fruit. Then freeze it for an hour or so and it makes a nice frozen snack.
Pancakes- I know, technically pancakes are a breakfast food. My family could eat pancakes for just about any meal or snack. I love to make up a batch and freeze them. Then my son can just grab a few as a snack. My favorite recipe is so tasty we often eat them without syrup.
Cereal- Cereal is another breakfast food that we eat as snacks around here. I either buy the Aldi brand or wait and stock up on a sale at Meijer.
Jell-O- Who doesn’t love Jell-O? It makes a nice cool snack in summer. It may not be the most filling but kids love eating it.
Ramen- My kiddo loves ramen noodles. He has a microwave ramen bowl so he can easily make them on his own. For about $.20 each, they are a great snack.
Grapes- These are great to grab a handful as a snack or to freeze and have a cold snack.
Carrots- I buy the big bags of baby carrots when they are on sale for around $.80-$1. Each serving size is less than $.25 each.
Breakfast Bars- Aldi has so many different breakfast bars for around $.20-$.25 each. My son loves the Special K knockoffs that Aldi sells.
Egg Salad- Just about anything that is mostly eggs is inexpensive and easy. I make up some egg salad and we eat it on toast. Easy and a cheap snack.
Applesauce– We make our own when I find apples for around $.30-$.50 a pound. You can usually find applesauce in the big jars at Aldi or Meijer for under $.25 a pound.
Muffins- I like to make everything from blueberry to banana muffins. I usually just buy the Krustez mixes when they are on sale for around $1-$2.
String Cheese- We love string cheese in our house. It makes a quick, healthy snack. Aldi usually sells it for around $.23 a stick.
Bananas Dipped in Chocolate- If you have bananas that are turning brown too quick you can freeze them and then dip them in melted chocolate. Once the chocolate hardens you can eat up. They are easy and yummy.
I have found the trick with almost any snack is keeping in mind portion control. If I give my son a bag of chips, he can eat it one serving. I like to divide out the food into single servings so he doesn’t graze all day. What inexpensive snacks do you like to serve?
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