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Old 07-31-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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Best cheap breakfast that's good for you? A couple eggs fixed however you like them.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:01 AM
 
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So the one universal food that everyone pretty much recommends for a cheap & healthy breakfast is: oatmeal
Not me.

Used to be an oatmeal guy (also cereal & toast) before going Ketogenic. Now that I've cut out sugar & grains that kept me on the 'carb train' so I was always hungry, couldn't be happier. Weirdest part was cutting out bread, but now I've adjusted; my chronic pain of 15-20 years is gone. With inflammation gone, I feel 20 years younger. Pretty much cut out any white stuff, including sugars & grains that cause glycemic load. No more cereal, toast, bagels or oats for me. Most fruits are out (too much sugar), a big exception being pomegranates which are a superfood.

For me, it's 3 eggs fried or prepared as an omelet with a thin slice of cheese in the middle. Then some coffee, either black or iced coffee with a sugar-free creamer. Lasts me 'til midday, a trip to the gym later on then a salad, protein & more fat for replenishment. My last trip to Costco for ingredients:
5 dozen eggs - about 50 cents/dozen or about 4 cents/egg.
5 pound brick of cheese, $1.57/pound
Coffee - Yuban Gold, $6.79 for 44 oz can ($2.47/lb) for iced coffee, Rwandan beans ($5.00/lb) for black coffee

3 eggs - about 12 cents, thin slice of cheese - about 5 cents, cup of coffee - about 10 cents or so whether Yuban + creamer or black Rwandan. Breakfast for under 30 cents & it gets me through a good chunk of the day. Occasionally will sprinkle a little Louisiana Hot Sauce on top; most often, though, it's a great way to use a couple of the huge surplus of Del Taco sauce packets to liven it up a little.

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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.
For anyone that occasionally goes to Mexico or travels near the border, work this into your plans. I've supplied the entire family & friends with one liter (33.8 oz) containers of vanilla better than any I find in the US ... for the grand total of about $4 per container. That's for the better stuff. You can find cheaper varieties for $2.50-$3.00 (my point of reference is Los Algodones near Yuma - other locations may be different).

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Best cheap breakfast that's good for you? A couple eggs fixed however you like them.
Agreed 100%. Eggs are one of the best foods you can find. Very affordable source of protein & a nice mix of essential stuff.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:47 AM
 
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Mexican egg burrito with jalapeno, oatmeal or homemade egg mcmuffins (meat or no meat) are all good ones.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I typically just have a granola bar and piece of fruit.

Been buying the granola bars from Aldis for about $1.49 a box(12 bars). Been considering making my own.. But not sure if there would be a big savings or not.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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Hard to beat that price when you consider all ingredients that go into these bars.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: California
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My daily breakfast is 4 to 5 eggs, only one yoke over easy medium in butter. A piece of fruit on the side, mango, papaya or melon. Once in awhile I'll have a slice of toast with peanut butter with my eggs. Sometimes I'll do my eggs scrambled. A high protein meal is the best way to start your day!
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've been doing a lot of steel cut oats (I hate oatmeal made from rolled oats, but porridge from steel cut is much more tasty and a better texture), prepped in the rice cooker. I usually toss in a scoop of dried fruit, almonds, and walnuts before starting the cook cycle. That and a cup of full-fat whole milk Greek yogurt, and I'm usually good until midafternoon.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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Oatmeal. Bought some today. $1.67 for 10 packs. That is less than .17 per day.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Oatmeal. Bought some today. $1.67 for 10 packs. That is less than .17 per day.
I buy my Steel Cut Oats in Bulk, <$0.05/day
cinnamon is cheap, and good for you too!.

Of course, today is mid season wildberries in PNW we_tside of Cascades, FREE is a pretty good price.

Dropped by the local Indian Fishery today, so will have Salmon (Steelhead) Omelet / hash tomorrow for breakfast. W/ fresh berries of course.
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