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7/1/12 5:24 P

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Another vote for bananas. Less than 25 cents a kid!

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6/26/12 2:54 A

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Amanda-- Texas is getting Aldi slowly... if you're around Dallas there's one there, or in Rowlett. I believe I just saw one in Mesquite as well

I was going to say eggs as well! There's so much you can do with them (Fried, scrambled, omelet, french toast, etc)

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6/25/12 10:59 P

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Scramble one egg (20 cents) in a cup and pour it over any leftovers and heat gently in a pan. Works on almost any veggie, beans, toast, rice. Add salsa, soy sauce, tomatoes or spices to flavor it to your liking. This makes a large plate which can easily be shared by two. Call it something special like a frittata so the kids will try it.

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6/25/12 7:07 P

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These pancakes are cheap, easy and yummy (add some vanilla)

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6/25/12 11:52 A

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Muffins....give them each a scrambled egg with a piece of toast-that was my poor girl college budget! Again like everyone else is saying-freeze fruits when they're on sale...Our giant puts the huge container of strawberries on sale for $4 and I normally get two of those and it lasts awhile.Applesauce...just shop sales and coupon!

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6/18/12 6:37 P

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what about non breakfast food? grill cheese sandwich, leftovers, quesadillas? Our kids kill for leftover cornbread. We limit milk to one serving per meal - after that - water. Try other hot cereals - will they eat rice for breakfast with a bit of cheese? We make big batches of pancakes and freeze - same with muffins...

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6/17/12 8:53 P

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I miss Aldi! We don't have them in Texas. :/

Will your kids eat cream of wheat or grits? Those are pretty cheap.

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6/17/12 8:20 P

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:( no Aldi's.... Don't believe I've ever even seen one. But those deals sound great! I do coupon, but haven't lately. I'll have to start doing it again.

Thanks for the ideas!

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6/17/12 7:42 P

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I agree with TKRYSTINA about Aldi's. I do all my shopping there and for a family of 4 (my girls are 7) I can spend $50 or less. Someone mentioned freezing bananas. Great idea and can do that to other fruits. Aldi's had strawberries for .99 and I bought 4. I plan to start freezing some of the strawberries to save for future fruit salads (great idea for breakfast), smoothies and etc. You can freeze about anything.

Cold Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits and toast are the go to favorites in our house.

Are you a couponer? I highly suggest looking for deals at your local grocery stores when they have sales and double or more coupon days/weeks.

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Raw Green Smoothies work for me. There is no dairy including yogurt so that is a big savings. It is just blended fruits and veggies. I rarely use frozen fruits in my Green Smoothies. I use what ever produce is on sale and bananas are always cheap.



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6/17/12 11:37 A

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Eggs are my go to...My favorite breakfast is 1 whole egg, 1 egg white made into an omlette with a little bit of shredded cheese in it. Pancake mix is also a good option, very cheap. Just go easy on the syrup for less calories. It can be made into pancakes or waffles.

Also not a breakfast option, but my favorite cheap meal is beans and cornbread. Bout $5 to feed the whole family.

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6/17/12 10:58 A

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bananas - cut them up and put them in freezer for your smoothies.

I find toast is fairly cheap - a loaf is less then $2.

Get your cereal by bulk, it is cheaper

eggs are super cheap too!

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6/17/12 9:47 A

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Ok DONE girls, I seriously need your help. Money is incredibly tight this month and we're running out of food just as fast as we're running out of money (kids being out of school has hit us HARD). I have lunch and dinner covered (batch cooking, meatless meals, etc etc) - so I'm not worried about that. But breakfast is killing me. Milk is expensive, cereal is expensive. I will eat oatmeal, but the kids won't. I also love a good smoothie for breakfast, but frozen fruit it outrageously priced.

I need to know your cheapest breakfast ideas!

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