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Old 04-19-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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An apple, an orange, or a banana. Quick, cheap, healthy. Add some cottage cheese if you want for a protein.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Vanilla? In frugal living? Costco charges $20 for 16 ounces of vanilla extract. Yet that seems to be a great price.


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plain greek yogurt with banana, cinnamon,nutmeg, vanilla and walnuts pieces
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:49 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I usually eat Oatmeal (no sugar) with walnuts, blackberries and then a bagel with a little butter.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Salem,Oregon
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Vanilla? In frugal living? Costco charges $20 for 16 ounces of vanilla extract. Yet that seems to be a great price.
A couple drops of vanilla is cheaper and healthier than buying vanilla flavored yogurt. I buy a little bottle from trader joes and it lasts a long time, a big bottle would probably expire before I used it all
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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If you are interested in frugal, you'll save a lot of money buying your quick oats in bulk instead of paying a premium price for the little packets.
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Plus you would have less waste cause the bulk would just come in one bag
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Until I had to restrict my starch intake I really liked "steel cut oats" porridge with sugar and, when available, light cream and buttered (not margarine) wheat toast. Pure ambrosia. Now I am satisfied with a couple of fried eggs with a side of bacon or a egg, ham and cheese omelet. All this with a lot of fresh ground coffee sometimes with a wee bit of Irish.


Might as well live well while we are alive. Hell, we all die eventually.
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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two eggs, 2 Farmer John links from the Dollar Tree, toast, coffee, OJ.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:17 AM
 
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I found a breakfast plan that works for me and its been filling and not expensive. And good for you depending on your diet.

The key is getting a ceramic 16oz mug so you can microwave if you have no hot water on-hand. After brewing and drinking my own stevia-sweetened organic coffee, I dump a packet of unsweetened organic oatmeal and 6 oz of boiling or close to boiling water into the cup. Let it sit 5 mins. Add a tablespoon of organic peanut butter (should have low salt and no sugar), organic cinnamon, and a few organic raisins or a tiny amount of honey (local, raw honey and you only need a little). Organic maple syrup (just a drop) also gives a different flavor from honey for variety. Mix while hot and enjoy.

Its got a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber to keep you full, but very little sugar which seems to be the enemy for most people including me. I've calculated it to be about 5-7 grams of sugar. You can keep peanut butter, cinnamon, etc unrefrigerated in your desk drawer if you have to eat at your desk at work and packet oatmeal is cheap and lasts a long time. I get my boiling water from the Keurig at work or the water cooler hot button.

And best of all it tastes like a peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookie!
I dislike peanut butter. But I do find that in the cold weather months that eating a bowl of (plain) oatmeal (with cinnamon, a bit of sugar & nonfat milk) is healthy, filling and financially economically.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:43 AM
 
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I have to add so much junk to my oatmeal to get it tolerable that ir probably isn't healthy anymore.

My doctor told me to quit eating toast for breakfast so now I eat a hard boiled egg with about 6 oz of juice and then some water. I have second breakfast an hour or two later. That is a small portion of leftovers or a cucumber or a banana or something to hold me over until lunch.
oat meal reminds me of eating the saw dust from the butchers floor
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:45 AM
 
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being pre diabetic i pretty much eat the same thing every day .

whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter and 2 hard boiled eggs .

some times two small whole grain waffles with 3 or 4 turkey sausage .

then i hit the gym and when i come home , plain yogurt with some fruit in it .
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