How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School

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After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks… all I see is money flying out of my wallet. We’ve also eaten through all our pantry staples and freezer meals this summer, so now it’s my kitchen that needs to be fully stocked to get back into a school-schedule meal routine.

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

As luck would have it, I was introduced to Flipp, a free shopping app that brings your weekly circulars, coupons and shopping lists to your fingertips, so you can easily plan your shopping trip, find the best deals near you and save more money on everything you need. This app will make your shopping a breeze!

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

And let me tell you, Flipp has EVERYTHING you need to save time and money for the back-to-school season. Ever since I’ve downloaded Flipp, stretching my dollars has been a lot easier on both groceries, clothes, and school supplies. Gone are the days where I need to spend a lot of time clipping newspaper coupons and searching ads for the best deals -it’s all inside the app!

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

There is also the fact that I am that person who intends to use a coupon and always leaves it at home. Then, months later and often after it’s expired, I find it when I no longer need what I was shopping for. But with the Flipp app on my phone, which always comes with me everywhere I go, it makes it super simple to have my shopping list, and saving offers on hand.

Using Flipp is a very simple process. Check out this video to see how I stocked my pantry, fridge, and freezer for back-to-school.

For this back-to-school shopping haul I saved nearly $40 on items that were already on my list. That’s what I love about the app, I don’t have to buy things that are “on sale” to use them one day. I saved enough money for a new pair of shoes! But seriously, just think, week after week, those savings can really add up!

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

With the new pantry and fridge staples, I can make simple and fresh meals for breakfast, lunches, snacks, and dinner! Some of my family favorite breakfasts include my overnight oats recipes, make-ahead burritos, and pancakes.

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

I also made pre-portioned snacks for the kids in zip baggies. They are easy to add to any lunchbox or as an after-school snack. I saved on pretzels, granola to be sprinkled over yogurt, rice crackers, and trail mix.

I saved a lot on fresh produce items that I used to make refrigerated snacks like baby carrots, celery, clementines, hummus, and guacamole single packs too. These are also great for stand-alonesnacks and lunchbox add-ins.

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

In the freezer, I saved on pork loins, which I saved for a future dinner recipe and lots of freezer veggies. I mean, you can’t go wrong with having a freezer full of veggies to use as sides and in recipes.

Using Flipp, I saved money on items in every area of my kitchen. From the pantry to the freezer, I am fully stocked and ready to make fresh meals throughout the week. The Flipp app is free and available for download on both iOS and Android. For more information on how Flipp can help you save for back-to-school click here and share how much you saved.

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

How about you? What are your go-to ingredients you’d like to save money on for the back-to-school seasons?

 

How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School | After a couple of weekends shopping for school supplies, books, and new backpacks... all I see is money flying out of my wallet. Now it is time to show you how I started saving this Back-to-School Season!

72 thoughts on “How to Stock your Pantry and Save this Back to School”

  1. Mehreen says:

    I use flipp and as you said it’s wayyyy easy to have it in one place then looking for deals and then cutting coupons, also I cancel my newspaper subscription cause I had it just for the coupons lol so it’s a win win 🙂 recommended to my friends as well and the are happy too.

  2. Cheryl says:

    My go-to ingredients are fruit, nuts, and string cheese.

  3. SarahBeth says:

    I’ve been using Flipp for a while now and I save a ton! Not just on groceries but also no all my other shoppings.

  4. Leslie says:

    My go to are fruit, sandwiches, and nuts,

  5. Vy says:

    My go-to ingredients are cheese, cucumber, and fruits.

  6. carolyn h says:

    fantastic ideas. looking forward to trying them. with 3 kids, packing lunches can take quite a long time if i’m not prepared. I never go without an easy to grab fruit – grapes, mandarin orange sections. apple slices, pineapple chunks. granola is also a big winner in our house.

  7. Brunella says:

    My go-to ingredients are fruits, string cheese, yogurt tubes, and crackers.

  8. Jenny says:

    My go to ingredients are eggs. My family loves them hard boiled, egg bakes, make ahead burritos, you name it..

  9. Megan says:

    I always have peanut butter, apples, pretzels and string cheese on hand.

  10. Jennifer C says:

    My go-to ingredients are chicken (cooked ahead of time and frozen) and cheese. I make nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, etc. for quick lunches and dinners.

  11. Niccole says:

    My go to ingredients are almond butter, fruits, veggies and smoothies

  12. Virginia says:

    Our go to ingredients are nutella, fresh fruit, tortillas for making buritos or sandwich wraps, we love making fun lunches

  13. Sarah says:

    My go to item is tortillas. I use them for pin wheels or roller coaster since my children don’t like normal sandwiches. I can then use them for taco Tuesday or quesadillas. I also get apples and slice them up to snack on or dip in yogurt.

  14. Liz says:

    My go-to is popcorn! I pop it on the stove top with coconut oil and salt and everyone gets a baggy of popcorn in their lunchbox for snack! My kids love it and so does my hubby 😉

  15. Angela says:

    My go to ingredients are a loaf of bread, peanut butter, and jelly. Classic!

  16. Chantal says:

    My go to ingredients are fruits, babybel and string cheese, yogurts and granola. I also have been using Flipp for a couple of years now and love it.

  17. Amy says:

    My go to items are tortillas, peanut butter, lots of fruit!

  18. We always have yogurt, granola bars, and baby carrots on hand. Those are snacks my kids love and I love giving to them. It makes it so much easier to have those things ready to deal with the inevitable “I’m starving!” when they get home.

  19. Damiana says:

    Thanks for letting me know about Flipp. I’m excited to try it out!
    My go-to ingredients are always different types of cheeses, apples, and little bags of Cheezits (my kids love them, though I’m trying to transition to healthier options).
    Thanks!

  20. Lori Grantham says:

    My go to snacks are pre portioned fruits (frozen are awesome, no ice pack needed), nuts, trail mix, hard boiled eggs, and homemade energy balls!

  21. Denise says:

    My go to ingredient is hummus. I pack it with pita chips or use it on wraps

  22. Wendy says:

    Peanut butter!!!!

  23. Natalie says:

    I’m going to have to try flipp ,my go to is fruit and always have peanut butter on. Hand

  24. Kim says:

    My go-to is cheese, hummus, lunch meat and fruit.

  25. Cecilia says:

    I always keep yogurt, baby carrots, cheese , eggs, bread and crackers on hand. My 10 year old makes a delicious grilled cheese!

  26. Julie says:

    our go-tos are cheese and tortillas, yogurt and lots of fruit…….smoothies, parfaits, and quesadillas for lunch or snacks! dry pasta, beans and brown rice are the perfect base and additions to soups and casseroles for dinner!

  27. Bri says:

    My go to ingredients are deli meat, cheese, berries, mandarin oranges, grape tomatoes, snap peas, and all the basic baking ingredients so I can whip up a batch of muffins to throw in the freezer each week.

  28. Kiley says:

    Fruit is my go to!

  29. Kellie says:

    Go to ingredients — blueberries and almonds! I seem to be using these all the time!!!

  30. latanya says:

    cheese sticks, yogurt, raisins, and apples

  31. Heidi says:

    My kids love to add veggie sticks (carrots, celery, peppers, jicama),hummus, cheese sticks, yogurts, apples/oranges and crackers to their lunches.

  32. Kim A Mason says:

    My kids like to each nachos a lot! So our go to items are ground beef, cheese, avocados, tomatoes, and of course tortilla chips.

  33. Cindy says:

    My staples are fruit, cheese and nuts.

  34. Susan says:

    My go to ingredients are lavash bread to make PB&J rolls, baby carrots with hummus, and apples. Thanks for the sharing the Flipp app, I am definitely going to check it out!

  35. Victoria Murrell says:

    I use my local grocery store digital app to plan , shop and save on my groceries. My go to
    lunch staple is tuna, which I can prepare ahead of time! For breakfast, I love to make healthy
    smoothies!

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  36. Michele says:

    My go to ingredient is apples – I can’t keep enough in the house for two hungry teenagers. Good thing it’s Apple season.

  37. Jennifer Caldwell says:

    My go to items are almonds, fruit snacks and string cheese. I love coupons!

  38. Lisa says:

    Our go to items are frozen fruit for smoothies, peanuts for homemade peanut butter and orzo for past salad.

  39. Gina M says:

    I love the Flipp app! I use several other coupon rebate apps as well to help with saving money. Our go-to ingredients are apples and peanut butter, and sliced cheese.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  40. Debbie Hausher says:

    Baby carrots, cheese sticks & peanut butter crackers are our on the run snacks. I haven’t heard of Flipp but will definitely check it out.

  41. Erica says:

    My go to is cashews and veggies. I’m going to have to give Flipp a try.

  42. Karen says:

    Bread, milk, ham, and cheese! Add some fruit and I’m good

  43. Sylvia Baker says:

    I’d never heard of Flipp before but it sounds awesome! Our go-to ingredients are nuts, fruit, chocolate–we make our own trail mix! And things for “lunchables”-string cheese, crackers and a protein!

  44. Tracy Lynn Harrell says:

    My go to ingredients are fruits & veggies that are pre packaged. I know they are a bit more expensive, but I also know they have washed and cut up for the perfect size snack. Easy to grab on the go or throw into a lunch box.

  45. Stacy says:

    My go to ingredients are fruit and nuts. I also use tortilla shells for making a quick sandwich wrap or quesadillas.

  46. Rebecca H says:

    How have I never heard of flipp before??!
    Id love to save on fruit and nuts for sure. Quick and easy to portion out, grab and go!

  47. TAYNIA says:

    We love applesauce, mandarin oranges and string cheese. I love the idea of the snack baskets – thanks!!

  48. Jody says:

    My favorites are cut up veggies, nuts & seeds and dark chocolate bites!

  49. Courtney says:

    My go-to ingredients are eggs, chicken, and broccoli.

  50. Stephanie says:

    My go to ingredients include oats, peanut butter, and dried fruits.

  51. Lela Huebner says:

    Go to ingredients are baby carrots, peanut butter and fruit !

  52. Rebecca says:

    My go-to ingredients are oats and eggs–oatmeal, granola, breakfast cookies, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, lots of flexibility and easy to make.

  53. Kellie says:

    I am excited to check it out! My go-to’s include sugar snap peas, carrots, hummus, fresh fruit, and sprouted wheat bread.

  54. My go to ingredients are shredded cheese,corn, and salsa

  55. Robert Canamar says:

    The only time I really need to go to the grocery store is during the winter months. I save so much money by getting all of my vegetables from my garden. Since I grow my food, I find that I am eating healthier due to to fact that I use no pesticides, no chemicals, as opposed to what I get in the store. There are chemicals, and pesticides in all of the food that you get at a large grocery store. Try a veggie smoothie made from vegetables that you grew. Fantastic.

  56. Monica Navarrete says:

    I love this idea and will try it out this week! Some of our go to lunch and snack items include string cheese, applesauce pouches, nuts, granola bars, and fresh fruit.

  57. Katheryn says:

    My go to is oatmeal. From hot for breakfast, overnight is a new love, granola as a snack or served with yogurt and fruit, quick snack bites. Yum!

  58. Kristina says:

    Some go-to’s I love to save on are cheese (never seems to be on sale!), mandarin oranges, cherry tomatoes and dates.

  59. Kim says:

    I have not used Flipp but it sounds great. I appreciate being included in Momables to learn about great new things to not only help me with cooking but also saving on what I need to cook! Thanks for everything! Fruit and cheese chunks are hard to keep around in my house.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      🙂

  60. Melissa says:

    My go-to’s are salad w/dressing, applesauce, and turkey jerky!

  61. Sally Babcock says:

    My go to is a fresh rotisserie chicken.I make salad and sandwiches and the kids love it.

  62. Marion says:

    Definitely going to check Flipp out! All about saving more! My go-to for back to school are fresh fruits and veggies. The kids also love cut up cheese and crackers.

  63. Be says:

    MY go to for back to school: fruit (strawberries, watermelon, peaches), string cheese and new to lunch bags-guacamole single cups…love them!!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      you gotta love the guac singles… perfect portion control!

  64. Erin says:

    Go to back to school items include yogurt parfaits (learned from you), popcorn, tortillas to wrap stuff, make pizzas,, burritos, etc.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      awesome!

  65. Kathy Coy says:

    This is a rough one for me right now. My husband and I just started to try a whole food plant based diet. So some of my previous go to items don’t work anymore: yogurt, string cheese, boiled eggs. It seems some of my new go to items are now going to be nuts, carrots, fruit.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Dietary changes can be tough, not just to implement but also on the budget!

  66. Vanessa Terrell says:

    My go to items for school lunches are sunbutter, yogurt tubes, low sugar granola bars and mini sweet peppers

  67. Melissa says:

    I always have plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, unsweetened applesauce pouches, unsweetened dried fruit, all kinds of nuts and seeds, eggs, natural peanut butter, oatmeal and a few boxes of unsweetened cereal. There’s always a meal or snack that can be made with these ingredients.

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