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Lunchbox Tip DIY Uncrustables

I love this Lunchbox Tip for DIY Uncrustables.  Did you know that you can Freeze PBJ’s to Save You Time & Money.  It is true!  I was trying to figure out a way to make meal prep a breeze.

Lunchbox Tip - Freeze PBJ's to Save You Time & Money

I decided to give this tip a try and it was perfect.  One of the best lunchbox tips that I can share with you is to prepare and freeze peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to save you time and money during the week. In my opinion this is the best DIY “Uncrustable”.

DIY Uncrustables:

I love this for many reasons.  Number 1, you get to make the decision what type of bread, so if you can make them on white, wheat or gluten free bread!  Plus you can use whatever brand and flavor of peanut butter and jelly too!  I have made them with chunky or plain peanut butter.   I started doing this over the summer when we were packing lunches for on the go and to take to the pool and it is a huge money and time saver.

On Sunday I make 10 PBJ’s and prepare them for the freezer.  I make an assembly line and then cut them in half and bag them up individually then I place the bags the freezer.  Now my son and husband have grab and go lunches and snacks for the week. I even make a few gluten free for me!  This works out so well and we are saving tons of time and money.  We no longer need to purchase snacks while we are at the pool because we pack our own PBJ’s up with us.

In the morning we place a frozen PBJ in the lunch bag and it doubles as a ice pack!  By lunchtime it is thawed and ready to be eaten.  This is a huge time saver for me!  Also many have asked and the sandwiches do not get soggy!  That is a huge win for me.  I am able to multi-task by meal prepping these in advance and then my son and husband can grab one while they are on the go.  They are perfect for on the way to soccer too!  It keeps my son from snacking on unhealthy items.  I can use a natural peanut butter and low sugar jelly to keep the ingredients healthy.

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11 Comments

  1. Just found your blog through pinterest and I am loving all the ideas. I put peanut butter on both sides of the bread and Jelly in the middle to keep the jelly from making the bread gooy. Awesome idea to freeze some for go to lunches in a hurry.

  2. Everything you freeze is in a freezer bag including the pj&js? JW if they are worth putting them in regular ziploc if they’ll be used quickly. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. I did this for YEARS when my kids were younger— thrifty, tasty and easy! Yes, lunch meat and cheese work too— but can take longer to thaw. We used this also when traveling on vacation— and would thaw them on the dashboard when necessary.

    I first saw the idea in a magazine story about a mom who had eight kids AND was a flight attendant— they held marathon PB&J making sessions to make enough for all those kids!

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