The Sandwich Gadget That Will Save You Money On Uncrustables

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Approximately 20% of children are picky eaters, according to NPR. Some won't touch vegetables, some won't eat anything but mac n' cheese or chicken nuggets, and some won't go near anything with a crust. Whatever the case may be, it's frustrating for both the parents and the kids.

However, there are ways to get kids to eat without compromising their nutrition or your hard-earned cash. For instance, instead of constantly going to McDonald's for McNuggets, try store-bought chicken nuggets, like Tyson's Fun Nuggets. Instead of snacking on potato chips or cookies, try making seasoned kale chips or energy balls (via Healthline).

As for kids who won't eat a sandwich with crusts, Uncrustables seem like an easy option. These pre-made, pre-packaged, pre-decrusted sandwich pockets are perfect for tossing into a picky eater's lunchbox, but they can be pricey — a box of 15 can set you back $14 at Target. Fortunately, there's an inexpensive gadget you can buy to make your own crustless sandwiches at home.

How to make your own Uncrustables at home

Although store-bought Uncrustables may seem like the most convenient lunchbox option for picky eaters, you can save some money by making them at home. All you need are your sandwich ingredients and a Sandwich Decruster and Sealer.

Per Mental Floss, the Sandwich Decruster and Sealer allows you to make your own crustless sandwiches in only a few easy steps. Just slather up two pieces of Wonder Bread (or whatever bread suits your fancy), slap 'em together as you would with a regular sandwich, and stamp the Decruster and Sealer tool over it to remove the crusts and seal the edges.

This particular gadget sells for approximately $9, but Amazon has plenty of other fun options in different shapes and materials. Personally, we're loving the dinosaur and butterfly-shaped sandwich cutters, but the circle cutter is a classic. And while these gadgets are safe enough for kids to use, that doesn't mean adults can't enjoy them too. After all, peanut butter and jelly never gets old.