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Breakfast Meal Prep on a Budget

Breakfast Meal Prep on a Budget

Want to meal prep a work week breakfast for less than $1 a day? If you’re following along with me on my instagram account, you know that I have been doing a grocery challenge and if you’re not I will explain it briefly here. I buy a weeks worth of groceries at a store and then buy that exact same list at a couple of other stores in order to compare the prices. During the first round I shopped the way that I normally do and I bought groceries at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Aldi and Acme. The most shocking result from that round was that the Whole Foods haul was not the most expensive!

This round I am trying to see how much it costs to eat healthy and shop from stores that more people have access to. It has turned into a sort of grocery shop on a budget challenge. So far I have shopped at Walmart and Target and this week I will be shopping at Shoprite. Along the way I am also seeing how many meals I can get out of the weekly haul.

Prep your breakfast for less than $1 a day with this simple breakfast meal prep recipe. Paleo, gluten free and low carb breakfast meal prep.

Last week I decided to prep a quick and healthy daily breakfast with the groceries from my haul. I usually prefer eggs over something sweet in the morning on work days so I made my favorite hard boiled eggs and a hash with cauliflower rice, kale and some tomato paste for flavor. After I was finished I thought, “hmm this probably didn’t cost too much to make.”

Prep your breakfast for less than $1 a day with this simple breakfast meal prep recipe. Paleo, gluten free and low carb breakfast meal prep.

I grabbed my Walmart receipt and added up the cost of the ingredients and divided it by for servings and was shocked to see that it only cost $0.94 a serving!! It inspired me to share this with as many people as possible so that they can see that it can be super affordable to prep nutritious meals for work.

PS on of the main questions I get on my instagram is about my meal prep containers. You can find all my favorites on my favorites page here. But these small ones are linked here.

Prep your breakfast for less than $1 a day with this simple breakfast meal prep recipe. Paleo, gluten free and low carb breakfast meal prep.
Yield: 4 servings

Breakfast Meal Prep on a Budget

prep time: 3 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups frozen chopped kale
  • 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder

instructions:

  1. Hard boil eggs by filling a pot with water and bringing water to a boil.  Carefully add eggs to the pot. Close pot lid, leave water boiling, and set timer for 7mins 30secs. 
  2. While eggs are boiling, add frozen cauliflower and frozen kale to a non stick pan over medium heat.  Season to your liking with salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. Cook until soft and then add in tomato paste. Mix paste thoroughly into veggies. If the mixture is too thick or dry add some water in.
  4. Continue  cooking hash until flavors are fully combined and it begins to brown slightly.
  5. When egg timer goes off immediately remove from heat and place in an ice bath. 
  6. Separate hash into 4 containers. Peel eggs and put two eggs in each container. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.
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