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As much as we may try, all the meal planning in the world can't compete with the unexpected.
You might have incredibly busy day at work, or a tiring afternoon chasing kiddos around the house. Or maybe you're out running errands and have a sporting event or church activity right around 6pm. It's exhausting to even think about dinner at that point, let alone prepare it!
Logic tells us that fast food isn't ideal for a tight budget, but let's be honest — it can also be a life saver in the middle of the most energy-draining moments. It sure beats an expensive sit-down meal at a fancy restaurant, plus you don't have to hassle with bulky coolers, hungry kids, or making sure nobody spills their juice in the car when you try and pack your own.
That still doesn't mean you throw caution to the wind whenever you pull into your favorite drive-thru lane. It pays to be smart, and these 7 tips are essential to making the most of your meal. They'll also save you a few bucks a long the way!