It’s not only good for your health but a plant based diet is good for your budget. A bowl of oatmeal makes a wonderful breakfast all year at a cost of a few cents per serving.
There’s no need to buy processed cereal or to purchase the packets of instant oatmeal. In it’s natural form oatmeal takes only minutes to cook anyway. Why pay extra money for something that’s ALREADY a convenience food?
You can cook it on the stovetop, in the microwave, or in the slow cooker. Add summer fruits when they’re in season or get in the spirit of fall and add apples and cinnamon or even stir some pumpkin into your cereal. You can add walnuts to make a healthy food even healthier and stir in peanut butter for added protein. Top with maple syrup or date sugar and breakfast will feel like a real treat.
If you’ve got leftover you can add some sauteed onions and leftover rice and bake it or fry it as a side dish for lunch or dinner.
You can make muffins or pancakes or add it as a topping to streusel.
If you want to “cut carbs” we suggest eliminating the spongy square slices that come wrapped in cellophane, or the boxed dinners with neon colored cheese.
Save money. Save your health.