With the country's financial woes putting a crimp in my (and everyone else's) fun money, I've decided to cut costs and get healthier by cooking at home. Eating out less is definitely an easy way to save money, particularly when meals are composed around inexpensive main ingredients, like eggs.
When I went to the store this morning, a dozen eggs cost $2.89 (although if you go buy local, free-range, organic, etc., a dozen might cost you up to $5). Consider a serving to be 1 to 2 eggs (depending on how you use them), so you'll get at least three meals for two people out of a dozen. A pretty good value, and they make delicious meals any time of day. Here are some ideas:
- A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, this Quick Breakfast Taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.
Quick Breakfast Taco
2 corn tortillas
1 tablespoon salsa
2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 eggs or 1/2 cup liquid