30 Cheap, Easy Breakfast Ideas to Start the Day Right
Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but today's busy schedules leave many Americans too little time to eat before rushing out the door. It needn't be that way. Meals that are both cheap and fast are plentiful, and can be quickly and easily prepared each morning or the night before to get you going at top speed. Here is about a month's worth of morning meals that should appeal across all age groups. They're easy to scale up if you're feeding school-bound youngsters, and many of the ingredients stretch over numerous preparations.
For a large family, punch up Cream of Wheat with a pinch of cinnamon and sugar to taste. The prepackaged porridge usually comes in 28-ounce boxes for about $4, which makes up to 24 servings. The homemade variety requires milk and ground wheat. The latter isn't hard to find in the bulk bins for $1 to $2 a pound.
Tahirah Blanding contributed to this story.