When I’m teaching one of my Frugal Living Series classes, the question of breakfast always comes up. Probably because I usually bring up how much free cereal I have in my pantry. Some are surprised to learn that my kids rarely (and I mean rarely) eat cereal for breakfast. My husband & I usually eat it for a treat after the kids go to bed.
I know that breakfast is a difficult meal for many parents. How do we provide a frugal yet nutritious meal without putting in tons of time in preparation and clean-up? I am by no means an expert, but I have a few ideas that may be helpful.
I’m starting a new series here at Frugal Living entitled: Breakfast Bargains. Each part in the series will include recipes, step-by-step instructions, and reviews by my 3 little guinea pigs.
- It must be relatively inexpensive — no more than $2 per meal
- It must not require advanced cooking skills. If it includes a foreign word or requires man-handling raw animal product, I won’t use it.
- It must be healthy and include protein
- It must be somewhat appealing to little kids
- It must be worth the effort in preparation and clean-up
Stay tuned for the first installment where I will tackle all things pancakes.
And if you have a family breakfast favorite that meets the listed criteria, please email me. I would love to try it out and post my results!
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