Breakfast is the most important meal of the day–kick-starting your metabolism and gets you going in the morning. That said, spending big bucks isn’t a requirement.
Are you ready to take notes? Alrighty then! Here are some super cheap breakfast ideas.
Not the little-flavoured packets – they cost a fortune and are full of things your body just doesn’t need – I’m talking about the big unflavoured flakes that take a while to cook on the stove. Do you know it only takes four minutes to cook two serves in the microwave? Best of all – it is so cheap. I picked up a large box of Uncle Toby’s Traditional Oats at IGA for $4.50. I like using oats in cooking, it’s great to place in the bottom of some pantyhose in the kids’ bath if they have a skin complaint – it’s great mixed with a bit of water as a facemask – so many uses – and so good for you! If you can get porridge on sale it can cost you as little as 13 cents per serve!!!
Check out these recipes to spice up your porridge adventure!
2. Home Made Crumpets
OMG!!! I love homemade crumpets–they are so deliciously moreish–this is more of a Sunday morning thing to make because it does take time–but the results will be highly worthwhile! Best of all, it is cheap to make with simple ingredients. Click here for my recipe!
Meanwhile, lay eyes on these crumpets recipes you should definitely try!
3. Fruit Smoothies
Get out your blender – even the kids will love this one! Put 1/2 cup of your favourite fruit in the blender (bananas, when they aren’t so expensive, are great, but you can try peaches, apricots or some frozen berries if they are cheap enough) – 1/2 cup of yogurt (plain or flavoured), a cup of skim milk, an ice cube or two – and off you go. It’s yummy and good for you! Not just for breakfast either!
Plan out a variety of smoothies for the whole week and try these babies out!
Got leftover rice from the night before? Put a couple of tablespoons in a bowl, cover with milk and sugar to taste – it’s filling and delicious!
Here are some more ideas to turn your plain old rice into something inexpensively magical!
If there’s one thing that’s consistent in your kitchen, that would be eggs! Not only is it a great source of protein, but it’s cheap and easy to cook. You can do anything with it actually.
Got any ideas? How about these ones for starters?
Choose one of the recipes above and start your day right! Not only will your tummy be full, but also your wallet too!