Well hello there! Before I get to the topic of this blog I feel like rambling for a little bit.
Yesterday was one of those days that nothing seemed to go right, have you ever had one of those??
First up, I woke up to a headache & sore throat. My sore throat actually started Tuesday night before boot camp but it was worse the next day probably from yelling in class. Second, my car wouldn’t start. My car is 7 years old and I have never had a car problem before so I really can’t complain if the battery just died but I think its something else.
Rather then have Marc wake Ava up to drive me to work. I decided to leave for work 20 minutes early and walk to work. (the perks to working close to your house) I was booking and it only took 11 minutes! It was actually a beautiful morning to walk and I used it as an extra warm-up to group power.
After class I walked home (still not feeling great) but the endorphins kicked in a little and Ava had some good moments that made me laugh.
BUT….the rest of the day I felt drained, I had a headache and all I wanted to do was lay down but with a toddler that was quite hard. She wasn’t feeling great which is probably why I got sick in the first place.
Walking Cooper down the street even drained me!
To speed this up a little, Ava wouldn’t nap, my mom came over to help me and I’m so thankful for family close by. We decided to go grab a salad for lunch and I finally got her to sleep in my moms car! I got home ate lunch and showered and then Ava woke up… I didn’t get to rest or lay down. Little by little things started to irritate me more and more, the grill wouldn’t start to make dinner and then I threw in the towel! I won’t ramble anymore and tell you anymore of the details from my day but it ended on a good note. I went to bed early only to wake up feeling a bit more energized!
The topic of this blog post “How to save $25!”
This isn’t a contest or a giveaway I was just simply talking to Marc this morning as I made eggs, bacon, sauteed spinach, coffee, & toast and thought why do people waste money to go to Starbucks, Mcdonalds or a nearby Deli to grab their coffee & breakfast when breakfast is one of the EASIEST and CHEAPEST meals to make at home?!?!?!!?!?????
I know people that drive out of their way in the morning to get their favorite coffee that costs $5 of their favorite breakfast sandwich that costs $3 when the driving and waiting in line only takes away more time then to throw 2 eggs in a pan and throw it over some veggies with toast. Not to mention when you by a $6 bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee it can last you more then a whole week for 2 people. You can do the math and realize eating breakfast out is a waste of $$$$$$$$$$.
To Save MONEY & TIME:
- Cook extra veggies at the beginning of the week
- Make a big healthy Veggie Frittata at the beginning of the week and slice it up place it in baggies so you can eat it in the car or throw it on a couple pieces of whole grain toast for a sandwich
- Cook your favorite sides like potatoes or bacon (baked on a rack and not fried)
- If you are really short on time Grab a greek yogurt throw some berries & nuts or nut butter on top
I don’t cook extravagant breakfast but it is my favorite meal and I enjoy eating it at home because I know I am eating clean & healthy ingredients! Plus it’s tasty.
Sometimes I use leftover potatoes & veggies and throw a couple eggs on the side and I’m set!
Even a yogurt with berries and nut butter is a decent breakfast choice!
The point of this post is that if you cut out 1 of your takeout meals per day you can save yourself $25 PLUS dollars per week, and you can put that towards something rewarding for yourself like a new workout shirt, a pedicure, or even a back massage!
AVA loves eating breakfast and I’m happy that she enjoy eating at home!
Do you eat most of your meals out or do you take the time to prepare and pack your foods to bring with you?
Do you have any tips to avoid eating out?