Are you a few days or more away from payday and need food? I am going to let you know the 10 best edible items at the Dollar Tree or dollar store to stock your pantry.
10 Best Edibles Items at the Dollar Tree or Dollar Store
Pasta. Dollar Tree has a pasta brand named “Columbia” that is as good as “Barilla”. But better. Why? Because instead of getting 16 oz or less like Barilla, Columbia is 24 oz! Potato Gnoochi is also $1 for 17.6 oz!
Peanut Butter and Jelly. Dollar Tree’s brand of peanut butter is “Greenbrier” and is 10 oz and is excellent. Perfect for lunches – add some celery and raisins and you have ants on a log, a perfectly healthy snack. The jelly brand is “Pampa” and is 19 oz and just as good as Welch’s.
Spaghetti Sauce. Name brand “Hunt’s” at 24 oz is a steal at $1 and the same price at my local grocery stores when on sale.
Yellow Rice. “Vigo” brand yellow rice is 9 oz for $1.00. Another $1 item are black beans from the Dollar Tree. Add them as well for a protein packed dinner.
Pizza Crust. When you get home from work or forgot to take out something to defrost for dinner, make pizza. A 12″ pizza crust from Dollar Tree, jar of sauce, and a $1 box of “Hormel”Pepperoni makes a quick delicious dinner and for way less money than take out.
Frozen Bread. There are always boxes of Texas Toast at our local Dollar Tree. Pair this with some pasta and you have a complete meal. There is also a brand of frozen pretzels that taste the same as “SuperPretzel”.
Frozen Salad Shrimp. Know the tiny shrimp that you get in shrimp salad at a restaurant? Make it at home using Dollar Tree’s salad shrimp with some mayonnaise and celery/onion.
Frozen Vegetables. Dollar Tree has a variety of vegetables and frozen french fries. Both are perfect ways to round out a meal.
Kielbasa, Hot Dogs. Name brand “”John Morrell” kielbasa and hot dogs are a great choice. Also, they carry “Bar-S” brand hot dogs too.
Luncheon Meat. Grab a package of Ham, Turkey and Bologna along with “Cornerstone” brand rolls or breads and you have lunch or dinner for a week. Actually, Cornerstone breads and rolls are normally more than $1 at your regular grocery stores.
Finally, even with $5 in your pocket you can still get a couple days of meals for yourself or stretch what you have at home a bit farther.
What are your favorite dollar store items?