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Affordable Breakfast Solutions: Budget Meal Series - Autumn All Year

Budget-friendly Cooking, Lipedema, Keto, Carnivore Diets, and Beyond


Composed: Jun 28, 2023

Author: Autumn

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Affordable Breakfast Solutions: Budget Meal Series

Dollar Tree introduces eggs, expanding budget-friendly meal options.

I'm starting off with three breakfast ideas that cost $2.08 each.

"I drew inspiration for this Budget Meal Series from Dollar Tree Breakfasts, a TikTok account I follow. The creator focuses on crafting delicious dishes using ingredients solely from Dollar Tree. I admire the concept and the creator's knack for presenting mouthwatering, budget-friendly meals. However, since many of her creations are high in carbs, they don't align with my dietary preferences. Despite that, I appreciate the concept and the effort to provide accessible, economical food ideas to people.

The only thing is, most of what she makes is very carby. High-carb meals do not serve my body well. Realistically, I wouldn't be able to consume most or all of what she posts. Still, I love the concept. I love that she is giving people ideas for making food that is easily accessible and budget-friendly.

Photo showing ingredients purchased for Dollar Tree Breakfasts

Budget Meal Breakfast 1: Scramble

  1. I started by heating the Jimmy Dean sausages in my pan. The sausages are pre-cooked, so all I need to do is heat them up.
  2. Next, I cooked 1/3 of the bag of frozen onions and peppers and cooked those in the juices from heating the Jimmy Dean sausages.
  3. Once the peppers and onions were cooked, I added two beaten eggs.
  4. Finally, I added 1 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese.
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Budget Meal Breakfast 2: Omelet

I'm using the sausage roll to prepare the omelet. I'm using the sausage roll here because I will be able to use the fat that renders out of cooking the sausage when I cook the eggs. Because the Jimmy Dean sausages are precooked, some of the fat has already been rendered out of them. If I used those to try and cook my omelet, I wouldn't have enough fat to prevent sticking.

  1. I first cooked 1/2 of the sausage roll (3.5 oz sausage).
  2. I then cooked 1/3 of the bag of frozen onions and peppers. Once cooked, I removed the sausage, onion, and pepper mixture from the pan, leaving the rendered fat in the pan.
  3. I then added 2 beaten eggs and flipped them once one side had cooked.
  4. I then turned off the heat and stuffed the omelet with the sausage, onion, and pepper mixture and 1 oz of grated parmesan cheese.
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Budget Meal Breakfast 3: Crustless Quiche

For the final breakfast, I'm using the remaining 1/2 of the sausage roll, the remaining 1/3 of the bag of frozen peppers and onion, the remaining 1 oz of shredded cheddar cheese, and the remaining 2 eggs.

  1. First, I cooked the sausage roll until the juices ran clear.
  2. I then sauteed the peppers and onions, which I'd roughly diced, with the sausage.
  3. Once cooked, I transferred the sausage, onion, and pepper mixture to a baking dish, topped it with 1/2 oz grated parmesan cheese, then 2 beaten eggs, and finally another 1/2 oz grated parmesan cheese.
  4. I baked the crustless quiche in my air fryer (on the bake setting) at 355 degrees Fahrenheit for 32 mins.
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