Healthy Breakfasts for Less Than $1
It doesn't cost much to make a healthy breakfast. As these recipes and ideas prove, you can get fiber and protein in your morning meal for less than a dollar.
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Avocado Toast + Egg
25 cents + 18 cents + 17 cents
A slice of good, sprouted multigrain toast costs around 25 cents; a slice of avocado, 18 cents and an egg, 17 cents. That's a super-healthy breakfast for well under a dollar (60 cents, to be precise).
Oatmeal + Milk + Raisins + Walnuts + Carrot (Optional)
3 cents + 25 cents + 3 cents + 50 cents + 10 cents (carrot)
Even with the addition of "pricey" walnuts, you can still get a super-nutritious oatmeal breakfast for 81 cents. Add cinnamon and vanilla to make this extra delicious. Throw in a grated carrot or apple for added nutrition.
English Muffin + Slice of Cheddar (1/2 ounce) + Avocado + Tomato
50 cents + 18 cents + 18 cents + 10 cents
Call it a breakfast pizza or an eggless egg sandwich, but this morning meal is a deal at just 96 cents.
Cereal O's or Bran Flakes + Banana + Milk
13 cents + 20 cents + 25 cents
A bowl of cereal, a serving of fruit and a half cup of milk costs just 58 cents and gives you protein and fiber for a good start to the day.
Multigrain Toast + Ricotta + Peach Slices
25 cents + 20 cents + 50 cents
Mix up your toast topper with nonfat ricotta and fresh (or defrosted frozen) peach slices, for a total of just 95 cents.
Chia Pudding: Chia Seeds + Coconut Milk
50 cents + 35 cents
Brimming with healthy fats and fiber, trendy chia pudding can fill you up for 85 cents. Splurge on some mango for sweetness.
Toast + 1 Tablespoon Tahini + Honey + Cocoa Powder
25 cents + 22 cents + 5 cents + 5 cents
You need only 57 cents for a slice of toast spread with tahini, honey and cocoa powder. Add a banana and a glass of milk for another 70 cents and you’ll have a filling morning meal.
Plain Yogurt + Diced Pear + Toasted Buckwheat
50 cents + 30 cents + 10 cents
Ripe pears sweeten up plain yogurt, and toasted buckwheat adds nutty crunch and fiber, all for 90 cents.
Homemade Cafe au Lait: Coffee + 1/2 Cup Steamed Milk + Banana + Peanut Butter
13 cents + 25 cents + 25 cents + 9 cents
This grab-and-go breakfast gives you what you need (protein, healthy fats and fruit) for 72 cents.