8 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Ideas for $6 and Under

10 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Ideas For $6 and UnderThe last time we brought you recipes from Kelsey Banfield—the blogger behind The Naptime Chef and author of the cookbook, “The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food into Family Life"—she shared with us her favorite ten school lunches for kids that you can make over the weekend. Today she's back, and she's taking on breakfast ...

Sure, we've been known to say, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" to our kids when we want to get them to eat it.

But, if we're being honest, we probably couldn't tell you why that's true.

Turns out, studies have shown that children who eat breakfast before school have a general increase in math grades and reading scores, better attention spans, improved attendance, reduced nurse visits and improved behavior.

That's a lot riding on one meal.

The good news is that a healthy breakfast is not difficult to get on the table in minutes, and can be even cheaper than easier versions like boxed cereal. Skip those sugary cereals in favor of any of these eight meals, all of which take 15 minutes or less per serving to make and cost $6 or less (assuming you have certain staples like flour, eggs and butter), and you'll know you did something great for your family's budget and health.

And all before you're even out the door.

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