Save Money On Groceries! Each week I share one simple tip that you can implement to start saving on your grocery bill right away.
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Skip the Cereal
It’s one of the easiest breakfasts known to mom-kind: cereal. The only problem is that the cost per serving can be five times or more than that of other breakfast foods, and it is not that filling.
So what’s a mom to do?
The best plan of action if you are trying to eat less cereal, is to find easy alternatives. A few ideas are:
- Bagel with cream cheese
- Freeze Ahead Breakfast Burritos
- Peanut Butter Toast with Banana Slices
- Baked Oatmeal
- Yogurt Parfaits
Another idea is to make your own instant oatmeal packets by pre-measuring the correct amount of rolled oats into a small air-tight container or plastic baggy, and adding a little dried fruit and/or brown sugar. When it’s time for breakfast kids just need to add some water and heat it in the microwave (or if you have older children and are microwaveless like our family, they can heat water on the stove to add to the oats).
Do you have any easy breakfast recipes or tips? Leave a comment. 🙂
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