Every Sunday, we make our breakfast for the week. My lovely wife makes some hard boiled eggs, using eggs we get at Costco. My lovely wife would like to note that if you chill the eggs in ice water, they peel more easily.
While that is going on, I make a big batch of oatmeal in the microwave, with McCann's Imported Quick and Easy Steel Cut Oatmeal.
As for the oatmeal when you serve it you can add whatever you want, but some cinnamon is a favorite of mine.
maple syrup, dried cranberries, vanilla, sugar, brown sugar, honey, whatever, it is your choice.
Now I have to answer the question, what is the cost for this? The last time we bought eggs, they were two dozen (24) for $3.19. If two people eat two each for a total of four, that is about 53 cents. I don't remember the price of the oatmeal, but one box makes 44 servings and I think it was less than $6. Trust me on the math, if the oatmeal costs $6 a container, that is about 27 cents, for two servings and thus you have about 90 cents total.
If you add a lot of stuff to your oatmeal, you will go over $1 for two people for day, no doubt about that. But if you keep your oatmeal simple, you can squeak by on a $1 a day. And even if you go over and go to say, $1.50, you are still saving a bundle. And this is definitely a nutritious and healthy meal full of protein and whole grains.
Breakfast starts your day, so why not start your day with a satisfying and energizing meal that is easy on your wallet?