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Fresh Budget-Friendly Breakfasts

Looking for some healthy breakfast goodies that won’t break the bank? There recipes are sure to wake up your taste buds and get you and your family going in the morning. The great thing about it is that there are no hard-to-find ingredients in these healthy morning noshes—just good, wholesome food.

Here are some budget-friendly ideas for food that your whole family will love:

Omelet Cups

Quick, easy, and scrumptious! All you’ll need are eggs and your choice of fillings (ham, onions, cheese, salt, pepper, and ground thyme is a great combination). Sautee the meat and onions and then add them to the egg and the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mix into a muffin tin—don’t fill them more than ¾ full.  Cook the omelet cups at 350° for 5-7 minutes and voila—portable omelets!

Parfaits

You only need a few ingredients to make a beautiful parfait. Add a spoonful of vanilla yogurt to a tall glass and then add fruit such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, cubed pineapple, and raspberries. Add a layer of granola. Then add a dollop of yogurt. Then repeat the process:  yogurt, fruit, and granola. Add as many layers as your glass will hold.

Quick Bread

This bread smells like a dream. Your family will come running when they catch a whiff of this beauty baking.

You’ll need:

  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 chopped pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • ½ cup boiling water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325º.
  2. Level the flour and pour it into a large bowl. Combine all the ingredients through salt and use a whisk to stir.
  3. Add the oats, dates, raisins, and cranberries.
  4. Combine the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and egg.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine.
  6. Stir in the boiling water. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
  7. Spoon the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Let the quick bread cool on a wire rack.

Overnight Oats

This one is fantastic, because there is no cooking involved. Overnight, the oats soak up the liquid you put in the container and will be bursting with flavor when you eat them in the morning. Put in milk with equal part oats in mason jar or container, seal it overnight in the fridge, and then top it with fruit and cinnamon in the morning. Get creative with your toppings. A few ideas are blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, chia seeds, or chopped almonds.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen or in the grocery store to make these simple, light breakfast recipes. Follow our blog for more DIY recipes, budgeting tricks, beauty tips, and ideas on spending time with family and friends!


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