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Fruit and Jello Snack Cups

Money Saving Tip of the Month (featured column)
submitted by Vicki of Thousand Oaks, California

Make your own disposable fruit cups and gelatin snack cups!

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My kids are always asking for the packaged Jello and fruit cups that come in the little plastic containers from the store. Since they are not very cost effective, I bought some small plastic food storage cups (4-ounce size).

I then mix my Jello in a pitcher, pour it into each plastic cup, put the lid on, and place it in the refrigerator. I also buy large cans of diced fruit, or bags of frozen, and portion them into these cups as well.

Now, when I pack their lunches or snacks, they have a handy little cup to take to school, and it saves me quite a bit of money every month.

The kids also know to bring home their cups, so I don't have to worry about purchasing new ones every time!

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