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Save Your Waist and Your Wallet: 400-Calorie Breakfasts Under $4

Jun 29 2014 - 3:30am

Don't expect to lose weight if you skip out on breakfast — starting your day with a healthy meal is actually a must if you're on a weight-loss quest. Breakfast not only jump-starts your metabolism, but it'll also keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long, so you're less likely to reach for high-calorie foods to rev up your energy. If you're watching your wallet, here are three inexpensive breakfast ideas — all under 400 calories.

Yogurt With Fruit and Granola

Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt ($1.20): 120 calories [1]
1/2 cup blueberries ($.75): 42 calories [2]
1/4 cup granola ($1): 86 calories [3]
15 raw cashews ($.75): 131 calories [4]
Total cost: $3.70
Total calories: 379

Veggie and Cheese Omelet

2 large eggs ($.55): 143 calories [5]
8 cherry tomatoes ($.75): 24 calories [6]
1 slice onion ($.20): 6 calories [7]
1/4 cup diced broccoli ($.33): 7 calories [8]
2 large white mushrooms ($.25): 5 calories [9]
1 ounce shredded monterey jack cheese ($.38): 106 calories [10]
1 slice whole wheat toast ($.47): 100 calories [11]
Total cost: $2.93
Total calories: 391

Pineapple Kale Blueberry Smoothie [12]

Photo: Jenny Sugar

3 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt ($.60): 60 calories [13]
1 tablespoon almond butter ($.53): 98 calories [14]
1/2 cup frozen blueberries ($.50): 42 calories [15]
1/2 cup frozen pineapple ($.75): 41 calories [16]
1 cup kale ($.30): 34 calories [17]
1 banana oatmeal breakfast bite ($.33): 74 calories [18]
Total cost: $3.01
Total calories: 349


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http://www.fitsugar.com/fitness/Cheap-400-Calorie-Breakfasts-30950041