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BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Today we kick off the back-to-school lunch makeover to help you innovate on a delicious dime. While I can handle the cost perspective, I've called in some reinforcements today to help with the nutrition aspects.

My award-winning friends Dr. Derek Alessi and Chef Binks have created the ultimate and completely lunch makeover cookbook, which is free today only. Their cookbook includes more than 50 delicious recipes kid-friendly and family-ready. Many of these lunch recipes could also be used for dinner, hosting and breaking the monotony of yet another sandwich.

I've also hunted down two of my favorite coupons to help you find that perfect lunch bag.

Want more deals or freebies? Follow @MattGranite on Twitter.

100% off Digital Healthy Lunchbox Makeover by Dr. Derek
[http://chefbinks.com/Healthy-Savings.aspx]

MSRP: $20
Now: $0.00

*You'll be required to submit your email address for the free cookbook

Lunch bags as low as $5 + $0.97 shipping
[http://www.offers.com/walmart/1531920/]

Huge selection and quick shipping options available

30% off Crocs backpacks and lunch tote combos + free shipping
[http://www.offers.com/6pm/1531906/]

Was: $42.99
Now: $29.99

**Great deal for two bags at the price of one

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