Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Cheap AND Healthy Breakfast!

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but some of us are not getting a healthy breakfast. Don't let time or lack of funds be an excuse to NOT eat a good breakfast. Below, I share some tips and common fridge and pantry items that will help you a have a delicious and cheap breakfast.
  • Eggs- where I am from, you can buy eggs for less than $2 for a dozen carton. Usually I can buy them for $1.49. (my personal favorite)
Scrambled eggs w/ sprinkled cheese, avocado,
fresh strawberries, & sauteed mushroom
and bell peppers
Scrambled eggs with avocados, pomegranates, grapes
& tangerines

  • Old fashioned oats- whether they are Quaker or your favorite store brand, you can purchase 18 oz, or 1 pound and 2 oz for $1.65.
  • Milk- $2 for almond and soy milk varieties and ~$4 for traditional cows milk. Not to mention, all the benefits that milk yields
    • Muscles- Muscle tends to break down after exercise which is why workout machines such as yourself need to supply your body with the right kind of protein to help it recover. Milk contains proteins such as casein and whey plus contains minerals to help prevent muscle cramping. Drinking cows milk reduces your risk of bone disease and fractures and helps maintain bone density. 
    • Beauty in a Bottle- Milk contains proteins, lipids, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, biotin, and potassium. These all work together to help keep hair soft and shiny
  • Avocado- $0.50~$0.75 each. These green power fruit contain ample amounts of mono and polyunsaturated fats. You can easily replace a traditional spread such as a mayo, ranch, butter, or cream cheese with avocado to help reduce your blood cholesterol levels. Try it with a dash of salt or a sprinkle of honey...maybe both!
Scrambled eggs with sliced apples, toast, and avocado slices
  • Apples- Year round, apples are known to be the cheapest fruits you can buy on the produce stand. On average you can buy about 5 apples for $2.50.
  • Bananas- These potassium filled wonder fruit are priced at about $0.47 a pound. 
  • Whole wheat bread- $1.50 a loaf
  • Honey- $4. Although this is a pricey buy, natures nectar possess friendly bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. However, make sure that you buy local honey because other varieties tend to be mixed with exogenous syrups. 
  • EXTRAS! Berries, pomegranate, whole wheat bagels, cheese
Quick Fixes-
Toast, bananas, and milk
Oatmeal with cinnamon, milk
Scrambled eggs with avocado and fruit
Fruit salad and toast

-Eating Clean in College

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