I hear a lot of issues about money when it comes to preps. Here is an idea which is free.
I have spent a lot of time living in the field and eating bland food's, one thing I learned is little things make all the difference when it comes to food. I have also eaten MRE's for years in the field and one thing that is traded the most between troops is the condiment packets, nothing makes the crackers taste better than peanut butter or jelly.
When you are 'roughing it' morale is a big issue that is why the military has always included these in MRE's or rations, in the field I used to fill my cargo pockets with these little packets to nibble on, nothing is quite like feeling down and finding a forgotten packet of candy or coffee to remind you of better times, not a bad deal for free.