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Breakfast for Four

July 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 am

Eggs: 15 cents
Potatoes: $1
Smoothie ingredients: $1?

Breakfast $2.15?


Of course, I did use all of this for breakfast (more than the bigger/stand alone/easy to price items):

2 eggs (dh/BM not into the eggs)
sprinkling of cheddar cheese, some milk
salt, pepper

3 potatoes
paprika, garlic, salt pepper

plain yogurt
1/2 can frozen juice
bit of apple juice
frozen strawberries

We had a nice feast today - scrambled eggs, fried potato wedges, and smoothies. YUM!

I only share, because we too often hear that "eating healthy is SO expensive." I won't win an award for healthy eating, but it is hard to get much simpler/cheaper than this. It doesn't get much more basic than eggs and potatoes. My smoothies have the processed juice (sometimes) but sure beats plain juice or soft drinks, or whatever else the average american drinks every day. We are mostly big water drinkers. We did have tap water with our smoothies.

On the eating out end of the spectrum, the kids are actually now free at IHOP, indefinitely. (You just have to ask, when they bring you the bill). Home made it much cheaper, much healthier, and WAY tastier though. Big Grin

5 Responses to “Breakfast for Four”

  1. skydivingchic Says:

    I always use light vanilla soy milk in my smoothies instead of juice. It adds some protein and creaminess. Yummy. This morning I am enjoying a smoothie made with pineapple, banana, orange, yogurt, and soy milk.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Your breakfast sounds really good! I like to do homemade breakfast potatoes. A little seasoning/spices, some olive oil. YUMMM!

  3. whitestripe Says:

    how many eggs did you use for 15c? the eggs we buy are about 42c each Smile i think areas have a lot of impact on prices of things.

  4. Swimgirl Says:

    My son, an athlete, eats at least 6 eggs when we do eggs for breakfast. Then he has perhaps 4 pieces of toast, a whole blender full of smoothie (we make two batches--one for him, one for the rest of us), and anything he can find leftover from the night before.

    And he's hungry 2 hours later.

    Enjoy those days of your children eating little!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    2 eggs. We got 18 eggs for $1.50.

    swimgirl - I wouldn't say my kids eat "little," BUT, the writing is definitely on the wall for the teenaged years!

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