Thursday, March 28, 2013

Budget Breakfast

When I'm figuring how much a meal should cost in order to keep the month's food at or under the average Indiana food stamps allowance actually received, I usually figure $1.00 for breakfast. However, because it's getting harder and harder to get in a good supper for no more than $1.50, the amount that I allow for supper, I've started posting Budget Breakfasts - complete breakfasts that I'm going to try to keep to no more than 50 cents per person. Nothing fancy, of course, but reasonably good and nutritious breakfasts that don't rely on bread, cereal, oatmeal, or other grain-based dishes. Sometimes the menus will depend on what's on sale at the time, so I'll include the date.

8/1/14 - German Pancakes, Baked Peach Pancake

7/11/14 - 1 cup of homemade yogurt with 1/2 cup of chopped peaches - 40 cents OR Peach Smoothie, over 2 cups - 45 cents

7/4/14 - Strawberry & Blueberry Smoothie Deluxe, about 1-3/4 cup - 50 cents

6/20/14 - Honeydew Smoothie, about 1-3/4 cup - 25 cents

6/13/14 - 1 cup of homemade yogurt and either a fourth of a cup of raspberries or half a cup of blueberries, plus a few slivered almonds - 50 cents

6/6/14 - 3 eggs scrambled in 2 teaspoons of butter - 50 cents

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