Easy, Affordable Ways to Prep School Lunch

July 30, 2019

With summer winding down, many families may be gearing up for the start of a new school year. As you prepare for the new academic year, consider shopping with Dollar General to find savings on all the essentials including school supplies, lunch meal prep, cleaning supplies, dorm room décor and more. One way to make back to school shopping easier is by taking the guess work out of lunch prep. Dollar General can help make preparing school lunches quick and affordable with a few tips and ideas.  

Save time on preparing school lunches by setting aside one or two days in the week to prepare meals in advance. For quick and easy lunchtime recipes, check out Dollar General Easy Meals or visit the Dollar General YouTube page for ideas – like how to pack a lunch for less than $4! As the school year begins and the calendar fills, Dollar General Easy Meals can also be a great resource for recipes and ideas when you need a quick weeknight meal option.

Before shopping, gather a list of your favorite recipes and the necessary ingredients you will need. Savings can be found with simple meals that require fewer ingredients or ingredients you may already have at home. For easy prep, consider sandwiches and pre-packaged snacks or easy to make healthy snacks.  Dollar General also offers better-for-you snacks like nuts, dried fruit, multigrain chips, kettle corn and much more through the Good & Smart private brand. Snacks can be easily packed into a lunch box using food storage containers and snack bags.

Don’t forget the lunchbox! Whether looking to tout your favorite superhero or something simple, Dollar General offers a wide variety of lunchboxes for all ages at a wallet-friendly price. If the backpack is in need of a refresh this year, find affordable backpack options at Dollar General as well. From one-tone to printed, there is a backpack option for every personality. Plus, some options even include a lunchbox like this themed backpack available at your local Dollar General.

Find more ways to save on lunchtime needs by considering Dollar General's Digital Coupon Program that helps to provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons. Sign-up today by clicking here, visiting www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem them at checkout during their next visit!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.

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