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Ten Cent Healthy Breakfast
I've been re-reading the book Miserly Mom's after uploading my bank accounts to Quicken and finding out how much we were spending on groceries! One thing she recommended ten years ago (I have an old copy) was that snacks could be under $0.20 per snack, which I have stuck with for several years.
Secondly she recommends breakfast be under $0.25 per person. When you are buying a $4.00 ten ounce box of cereal.. each bowl is $0.40. More than the target. Lucky for us however, our eggs are only $0.06 per egg! Hooray! Pair that with homemade bread, a tiny bit of lettuce and tomato, and we've got ourselves a filling, healthy, ten cent breakfast! (with store bought bread from the Bread outlet, we get our bread ten cents per slice)
- Break an egg into a shallow bowl.
- Boil water in pot with 1 TBL vinegar
- Pour slowly in a pot of simmering water (boil the water, and then turn down to a simmer.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until whites are set, and yolk begins to thicken.
Healthy eating does not have to be expensive. And this next month I hope to stay within my food budget to prove it :)
Want me to be totally honest and transparent here? I budget $500 per month for food (family of 5). Last month I spent $837!! In my defense, I was super busy with school and did not shop the sales like I should.
What's your budget for food??
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