My $1.50 700 Calorie Easy Homemade Breakfast
With a little planning and advanced preparation, you can make a delicious breakfast with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors in about the time it takes to drive to a fast food restaurant, order, and be served, and for a fraction of what you’d pay for a fast food breakfast. Here’s one example:
Make pancakes in advance. Make a batch and freeze leftovers. Reheat frozen pancakes in a 300°F (150°C) oven wrapped in aluminum foil to prevent drying about 15 minutes.
Make perfect fried eggs. This takes about 10 minutes.
Prepare any fruit; apple, pear, peach, banana, berries. About 1/2 cup (1 serving).
If using refrigerated maple syrup. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons in your microwave oven about 15 seconds on high.
Plate up your breakfast and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
Nutrition Facts for this eggs and pancake meal:
- 2 large egg
- Pancakes (134g)
- Butter (10g)
Serving Size: about 10.5 oz. (300 g)
- 680 calories
- 8g saturated fat
- 510mg cholesterol
- 670mg sodium
- 82g carbohydrates
- 2g fiber
- 49g sugar
- 22g protein
Compared to a fast food biscuit:
Serving Size: 9.4 oz. (266 g)
- 800 calories
- 28g saturated fat
- 400mg cholesterol
- 1780mg sodium
- 40g carbohydrates
- 2g fiber
- 3g suger
- 31g protein
Cost of this breakfast was about $1.50 in December 2014. About one-half the cost of the fast food biscuit.
Alternatively, you can decrease the number of pancakes (carbohydrates) and add protein (ham, bacon). The number of calories will be about the same, but sodium can increase by 600mg or more.