Cheap Healthy Breakfast Ideas

The Healthiest Budget Breakfasts

Stock your kitchen with these breakfast staples that are low in cost but high in nutrition

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Cheap Eats to Start the Day

When it comes to bang for your buck, breakfast often reigns supreme, as just a few inexpensive kitchen staples can create well-rounded meals. Just be sure your breakfast is based on protein and fat, and contains a small amount of low-sugar carbohydrates, says Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth. To help make breakfast a no-brainer (even before you’ve had your coffee), stock your kitchen with the following cheap and healthy standbys. Then assemble and enjoy!

No time? Try these healthy breakfast sandwiches on the go!

*Prices are based on the USDA’s Agricultural Economic Research Service and online grocers

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