Saving Money on Breakfasts, Lunches, and Snacks

In this post I discussed my dinner menus that save me money on groceries.  What do we eat the rest of the time?

Breakfast foods.  We don’t eat a wide variety of foods for breakfast.  My daughter and I eat toast with peanut butter or microwave oatmeal most mornings.   Sometimes I’ll make homemade waffles or wholegrain pancakes. My husband eats granola (or other organic convenience foods) at work.

Lunch foods.  Andy eats a black bean burrito (which we make in big batches and freeze) every day for lunch–and after about six years, he has still not grown tired of them!  Audrey eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, macaroni and cheese, a quesadilla, or something like that along with apple slices, carrot sticks, or other snack-like items.  I tend to eat leftovers from dinner for lunch.
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Easy Oats for Two: A Cheap and Nutritious Breakfast for Mother and Child

Oats were one of Audrey’s first favorite foods.  I’ve written a few times about the porridge I made for her as a little baby when I needed to fatten her up.  Once she was about fifteen months old, I started making her normal oatmeal for breakfast.  She has astounded me with her capacity for oatmeal.  Today I gave her a full adult serving (1 cup cooked) and she ate the entire bowl!  Normally, though, I will cook ¾ cups of dry oats for us both.  That will yield about a cup of cooked oats for me and a half cup for her.
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