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Yoplait Yogurt is not just for breakfast

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.

We have 3 boys ages 7, 17 and 23. The oldest does not live at home but the younger two do. If having a 7 year old who is ‘starved’ every hour all day isn’t bad enough on the summer and school break food budget, so is a teenage boy! My food bill is drastically higher when they are home all day and I needed to find simple ways to cut costs when school is out.
One way I cut my cost in a huge way is that I will cook larger dinners to guarantee leftovers. It is cost effective to plan a larger meal than make two separate meals. The leftovers are tomorrows lunch. While they may be eating leftover pizza or pasta or BBQ meats, I cannot preserve the veggies as well. So, I always keep fresh cut up melon because it will last a while and Yoplait yogurt on hand as they typically cost under 50 cents a container and even less with the coupons always available. If you shop at Walmart, you know you are getting a low cost! Not only does eating leftovers save me the cost of an entire second meal to come up with at lunchtime, it is quick and easy as the days seem to be packed with activities in the summer. 
I have come to use yogurt in so many ways that in my home, Yoplait is not just for breakfast! They are a lunchtime staple, a quick snack and even an ingredient in recipes such as my Brownie Yogurt Glaze
Keeping several go-to snacks like yogurt and fresh cut fruit is so handy and the boys love them. They all have their own tastes and flavors they like and Yoplait has one of the widest flavor varieties. My husband always has a yogurt and granola bar for breakfast every morning and it was because of always having it in the fridge, I would grab it for recipes and snack time. Now I am addicted to having it on hand because the price is so low and it beats them grabbing cookies or unhealthy snacks. 
The next time you are at Walmart, grab some Yoplait yogurt and make sure you search for coupons that are out there to save even more. If you can make extra dinner, it covers lunch the next day and you will see how that saves a ton on the summer food budget!
How do you save on your food bill when the kids are out of school?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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