Monday, March 19, 2012

How I Save Money by NOT Eating Cereal for Breakfast

I rarely buy cereal any more. There are some great cereal deals out there right now and I just don’t feel the need to buy cereal when I have great items I can make for breakfast ahead of time and freeze.

Here are a few items I like to make pancakes, muffins, french toast and hard boiled eggs and sausage. I make extra on the weekends and freeze these to eat throughout the week. Just simply pop them in the microwave for a minute or two and you have a quick and easy breakfast. 

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast - $1.44 for a family of Five
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins - Fruits and Veggies in a muffin
Make Your Own Muffin Mix  - Don't buy prepackage muffins, make your own to have on hand at anytime
Healthy Smoothies for Kids - My kids think they are getting Ice Cream for breakfast $0.50 per serving
Then kids were lucky enough I made the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast and Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins last week for them to choose for breakfast.

My grocery money for high carb cereal is now going towards wholesome ingredients such as multigrain pancake mix, eggs, fruit and whole wheat flour while trying to stay within my budget of $50.00 a week for a family of five.

Do you have any great breakfast ideas other than cereal for breakfast?

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  1. I rarely eat cereal for breakfast too. But my older kid loves it! But I really like your idea of "ice-cream" for breakfast :)

  2. My two stepsons are over 2-3x a week. I admit that I buy them unhealthy cereal - usually cinnamon toast crunch or frosted flakes. On the weekends I make eggs, smoothies, and waffles or popovers. My goal this week is experiment with oatmeal - this morning I added strawberries, jam, cinnamon, and brown sugar - it was yum!

  3. That sounds yummy. I do buy oatmeal, but I consider oatmeal a hot wholesome breakfast than cold cereal. Oatmeal usually has more protein than processed cereal.


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