One of the things I am personally working on is nutrition. I have been in a stage the last several months where if it’s something my stomach can tolerate and my nose can handle smelling, I eat it, regardless of calories or sugar. Life was all about gaining weight (because I wasn’t maintaining weight) and because of that, I got into some bad habits. But I have found that the breakfast I ate prior to going through chemo just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. I eat and then a half hour later I’m reaching for an emergency granola bar because cereal just isn’t that satisfying. So, with this, I am trying to make breakfast burritos. I settled on breakfast burritos for a few reasons:
- I am not waking up every morning to cook breakfast
- Neither of us are hungry first thing in the morning
- Neither of us really like eggs so we don’t want to eat scrambled eggs every morning
- Nonetheless, eggs are healthy and packed with protein and we need that more than we need carbs for breakfast
- A burrito can hide a lot of the egg and we can smother it in cheese and add a little pork sausage or other goodies
- I can make these ahead a freeze them
- Eggs regularly go on sale for around $1 a dozen here so I can make a pretty cheap breakfast with them (and if this works out, stock up when eggs are on sale)
- Life is about in-sourcing, not outsourcing. We’re trying to do more of it (even though we rarely buy breakfast)
So I bought some eggs, tortillas, sausage, and cheese, and used a little onion I already had, and made some breakfast burritos. Here’s the cost breakdown:
1 dozen eggs: $0.77 with cashback offer of $0.50 = $0.27
16 count tortillas: $3.59
Shredded cheese: $2.79
Sausage roll: $2.50
To make 10 breakfast burritos I used: 10 eggs, 10 tortillas, 1/4 bag of shredded cheese, 1/2 of sausage roll, a little bit of butter, a tiny bit of milk, some pepper, and 1/4 of an onion.
Total Meal Cost for 10 meals: $6.76 or roughly 68 cents per meal!
Okay, that assumes I can keep getting a great deal on my eggs (I bought them of 88 cents last week so we’re having some egg deal here). Eggs are usually prices $1.29 a dozen here so that would bump my egg cost up to $1.08 for a total of $7.62 for 10 meals. That’s still a lot cheaper than that gas station burrito. And let me tell you, it was delicious too. This breakfast is so much more filling than my usual cereal too.