The Cheap Girl's Guide To Must-Have Summer Food Buys From Target

In theory, summer strikes us as the ideal time to shop for fresh ingredients and plunge happily into "make-it-from-scratch" situations. In reality? Nobody has time for that. Between the work week and cruising into sunny weekend plans, we barely have enough energy to even consider such food feats. Not to mention stocking up on farm fresh produce can be pricey. But we're also not looking to order takeout all summer long, either.
To compensate, we're on the lookout for cheap summer buys. And, if you thought Trader Joe's and Aldi were the only cheap grocery options, thank again. Target actually boasts some of the best cheap and easy eats around. Summertime is no exception — from cold brew concentrate to seasonal granola, dried fruits, festive grain blends, and more. Ahead, we compiled 20 products that all ring up under $10. And the best part? There's little-to-no DIY-ing required as far as kitchen work goes. So scroll through for some cheap summer nosh.
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For a simple summer breakfast, smear this creamy cashew butter on a piece of toast with sliced banana, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Simply Balanced Creamy Cashew Butter, $6.99, available at Target.
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Sweet peach and zesty ginger make for a refreshing dynamic duo in Target's store brand seltzer.

Simply Balanced Ginger Peach Sparkling Water, see store for price, available at Target.
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Dried blueberries add just the right hint of sweet to this healthy nut mix.

Archer Farms Trail Mix Blueberry Nut, $5.49, available at Target.
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Keep a box of these apricot snacks on hand for a sweet strip anytime.

Simply Balanced Apricot Fruit Strips, $2.99, available at Target.
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Throw together make shift pizzas all summer long with this thin and crispy pre-made crust.

Archer Farms Ultra Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust, $3.99, available at Target.
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Like a whole grain tortilla chip had a baby with a churro.

Simply Balanced Organic Really Seedy Rolled Tortilla, $2.99, available at Target.
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Stop wasting money on individual iced coffees this summer and stock up on Target's under $10 concentrate.

Archer Farms Cold Brew Original Blend Coffee Concentrate, $7.99, available at Target.
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We'll be sprinkling these freeze-dried blueberries into our morning oatmeal, smoothies, salads, and even just grabbing a handful for a snack — the options are endless.

Simply Balanced Freeze Dried Blueberries, $3.49, available at Target.
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Forget regular potato chips and grab a bag of these crunchy sweet taters for just under three bucks.

Archer Farms Crinkle-Cut Sweet Potato Chips, $2.99, available at Target.
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Let this jar of coco-oil elevate all your summer eats.

Simply Balanced Refined Coconut Oil, $5.99, available at Target.
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Whip up a zesty Mexican feast for cheap with this side of cilantro-lime rice — complete with corn and green onions.

Archer Farms Cilantro Lime Rice, $2.99, available at Target.
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Dunk those tortilla-churro chips into this fresh and fruity salsa all summer long.

Simply Balanced Tangerine Pineapple Mild Salsa, $3.49, available at Target.
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Pre-roasted sweet potato chunks make throwing together a summer side or salad easy as pie.

Archer Farms Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks, price varies by store, available at Target.
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Munch on a handful of this dried cantaloupe for a sweet summer treat.

Archer Farms Dried Cantaloupe Sweetened, $2.99, available at Target.
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Regardless of pineapple pizza stances, we can't help but feel that this Target steal looks like a perfect savory summer meal.

Archer Farms Hawaiian Pizza, $4.79, available at Target.
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Whipping up a bowl of flavorful whole wheat grains has never been so easy — or cheap.

Simply Balanced Garlic & Chive Farro & Whole Wheat Orzo, $2.29, available at Target.
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Pick up a six-pack of these classic chocolate-covered ice cream bars with a raspberry twist.

Archer Farms Decadent Bites Dark Chocolate Raspberry, price varies by store, available at Target.
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Keep your on-the-go snack game strong with a bag of organic grass-fed jerky — the perfect punch of protein for under $5.

Simply Balanced Organic Grass Fed Beef Jerky, $4.29, available at Target.
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Enjoy a summer campfire classic for breakfast (or dessert).

Archer Farms S'mores Granola, $3.29, available at Target.
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Eat this canned tuna solo or sprinkle it atop your favorite greens for a fast, affordable, and healthy lunch.

Simply Balanced Albacore Tuna, $2.99, available at Target.
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