Oatmeal is a fantastically nutritious and inexpensive thing to eat for breakfast. Store brand Whole Grain Old Fashion Oats cost about $2.10 for 42 oz. 1/4 a cup of these oats make a very decent sized breakfast (equivalent to the little packets you can buy and enough to feed Mr. Frugalista, not that he’s big. He’s just the biggest of the family and it was good for comparison 🙂 )
This means 21 inexpensive cheap breakfasts at about .10 a meal.
I personally eat my oatmeal the exact same way every morning and have for years (1/8 cup TVP,1 packet Stevia,1TBSP All Natural Chunky Peanut Butter,microwaved in water/pictured above) but my kids however like a little change every now and then. Below is a list of things you can stir into your oatmeal to provide variety and nutrients.
At the risk of sounding like Bubba from Forest Gump (“Shrimp this and Shrimp that), Stir in ideas:
Raisins, 2 Shakes Cinnamon Powder, Equal, Sugar, Stevia, Raisins soaked in boiled water (to plump), Dried Cranberries, Milk, Soy Milk, Almond Milk, TVP(for protein), Nutmeg, Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Maple Syrup, Honey, Applesauce, Jelly, Preserves, Applebutter, Fresh Fruit, Trail Mix, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter,Molasses, Dried Dates and finally Chocolate Chips (no worse nutritionally then eating a Poptart or Chocolate Chip Pancakes plus you still get the nutrients from the Oatmeal)
Hopefully this gives you a few ideas for your next Oatmeal Breakfast
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