11 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Combinations

11 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Combinations


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11 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Combinations

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"Clean eating," the trend of consuming minimally processed foods, doesn't have to be expensive or difficult, especially first thing in the morning. With the proper pairings, it's possible to enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast for just a few dollars a day.

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Banana and Nut Butter

Banana and Nut Butter

A banana with a spoonful of nut butter is a perfect on-the-go breakfast option. Throughout the year, banana prices usually remain under $1 a pound. A small banana contains protein (about 3 grams) and a whopping 12% of the fiber needed daily. While nut butters can get pricey, peanut is typically the most affordable. Even if you spring for almond butter, two tablespoons should be plenty, so a jar lasts a while (and if it doesn't, try Costco for a low price per ounce).

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Oatmeal and Maple Syrup
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Oatmeal and Banana
Boiled Eggs, Sliced Avocado, and Cayenne Pepper
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Boiled Eggs and Sliced Avocado

Avocados can be served as a tasty and decadent side for boiled eggs or added to a smoothie. They typically sell for $1 to $2 each but are brimming with healthy fat and nutrients. A touch of cayenne pepper adds spice for a negligable extra cost.

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Scrambled Eggs and Greek Yogurt
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Scrambled Eggs and Greek Yogurt

What do you get when you mix eggs with Greek yogurt? A cheap breakfast packed with protein. One egg costs about 25 cents and has roughly 6 grams of protein. One tablespoon of Greek yogurt adds fluffiness and 5 grams of protein for about $1 an ounce.

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Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Cinnamon
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Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Cinnamon

While pure honey isn't always cheap, a 40-ounce jar holds about twice that many servings. At a price of less than $10 at Target, that amounts to less than 13 cents a serving. Cinnamon is a cheap spice that combines with the honey to help perk up plain Greek yogurt.

Almond Milk, Cinnamon, and Maple Syrup Smoothie

Almond Milk, Cinnamon, and Maple Syrup Smoothie

Some rave that these ingredients taste like a cinnamon roll in liquid form. When blended with ice, they come together to make a cheap, creamy smoothie. Almond milk has less fat than cow's milk and is generally cheaper, starting at about $2 for a 32-ounce carton. Maple syrup is the priciest ingredient in this smoothie, and only a tablespoon is needed to add flavor.

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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Almond Milk
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English Muffin and Hummus

Hummus may be popular as an appetizer or snack, but in many parts of the Middle East, it's a standard breakfast food. Take a cue from the Mediterranean diet and add a spoonful or two of hummus to an English muffin for a quick, healthy breakfast. Prepackaged hummus will last through up to 10 single-serve breakfasts for less than $4. Homemade hummus can be prepared from scratch for about the same price. The main ingredients in hummus (chickpeas, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and tahini) are available in most supermarkets.

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Tomato and Herb Omelet
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Tomato and Herb Omelet

Parsley, cilantro, and basil give an omelet flavor plus an abundance of nutrients. Whole bunches of these herbs are usually about $2 and can last for several weeks. Tomatoes, both the organic and non-organic varieties, are affordably priced throughout the year but especially cheap in the summer. Freshly sliced or chopped, they can give an omelet color for $2 a pound.

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Cinnamon and Cream of Wheat