Funding my Part-Time obsession one item at a time. As my regular readers know, I am determined to go part-time at work this year, which will require additional frugalities as I am committed to continuing with the music lessons for the kids and I still have 1.5 years of car payments.
Soooo– let me extol the benefits of Oatmeal: 1) it will lower your cholesterol 2) its high in fiber, and will keep you regular 3) folks with celiac disease can eat freely 4) is there a less expensive breakfast? even if you are not considering the health benefits… 5) there are as many ways to dress it up as there are people on the planet.
Let us consider the costs. My daughter’s oatmeal is pre-made packets from Aldi, $1.39 for a box of 10 packets, or 0.14 each.
My oatmeal ($1.99 for 30 servings of 1/2 cup each) and brown sugar ($1.49 for 76 servings of 1 Tablespoon each)
And using these two very high-tech tools….
Let’s do the math. 1/2 cup oatmeal 0.07 + 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 0.02 + plastic baggie (reused average 5-10 times before failure) 0.05 = 0.105 per daily breakfast.
195 healthy-start-your-day-calories for 11 cents.