Cereal, yogurt, juice breakfast – 87¢

  • 1 cup cereal
  • 1 cup milk (8 oz.)
  • Yogurt cup
  • 1/2 banana
  • 8 oz. glass of orange juice or tomato juice

Smart-shopping cost = .87¢

10¢-15¢ – House brand cereal*

13¢ – 1 cup Kroger milk at $1.99 gallon

9¢ – 1/2 banana

40¢ – Yogurt cup (10 for $4 at Kroger)

7 to 23 cents – glass of orange, grapefruit or tomato juice**

*Never buy brand name cereal without a paper or digital coupon. Post, Kellogs and General Mills run coupons every single week. Also, look for the generic versions of Grape Nuts, Life, Corn Flakes, etc. They taste just the same and are up to half the cost.

I buy frozen concentrate orange juice and generic grapefruit and tomato juice (or V8 on BOGO at Publix). You can also dilute a glass of orange or grapefruit juice with water to cut the calories and sugar content. It still tastes good and you cut your juice cost in half.

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