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Most people overspend on food simply because there are too many options at the grocery store. Think about what our ancestors ate: meats, vegetables, breads, soups, etc. They kept it simple because they didn’t have a lot to choose from. If we take a page from history and limit our dining options as our grandparents probably did, then we’ll end up healthier and be able to save a lot of money in the process.
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Egg Muffins w/Toast
Oatmeal w/Raisins & Sugar
Brown Rice w/Butter & Sugar
Cinnamon Sugar Toast w/ Yogurt
Banana & Yogurt
Scrambled Eggs w/ Sautéed Veggies
Pancake Squares w/Fruit
Fried Potatoes & Eggs
Homemade Biscuits & Gravy
Homemade Waffles or Pancakes
Cheese & Crackers w/fruit
Pasta Salad w/Fresh Veggies
Turkey or Ham Sandwich & Fruit
Beans on Toast
Baked Potato & Side Salad
Grilled Chicken Salad w/Veggies
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Peanut Butter & Jelly w/Fruit
Homemade Tuna Salad Sandwich w/Fruit
Spaghetti & Tomato Sauce w/Homemade Bread
English Muffin Pizzas & Carrot Sticks
Homemade Vegetable Soup & Homemade Bread
Fried Potatoes/w Diced Ham & Onion
Breakfast for Dinner (see ideas above)
Grilled Chicken Legs or Thighs & Veggies
I hope you’re inspired by this list to keep your meals simple and save some money in the process. What meal ideas would you add?
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