Healthy Breakfast for $2 or Less

Would you like tasty recipes that are easy on the wallet and the waistline? Me, too! When I recently stumbled across these hearty healthy recipes that match my family’s needs and my pantry’s contents, I was thrilled. Mighty Bowls of Goodness, tasty recipe suggestions from our Whole Food Market’s Health Starts Here program, are filled with nutritious foods and cost less than $2 a bowl for breakfast.

The recipe is easy: 1 part grain (such as quinoa, brown rice, rolled oats or millet) + 1 part heated liquid (move beyond water with almond milk, soy milk, hemp milk or coconut milk) + fresh or dried fruit (like apples, cranberries, bananas) + topping (try spices, seeds and nuts).

There are weeks full of healthy breakfast options to fill you up without emptying your wallet. If you’re looking to add nutrition, flavor and convenience to your morning routine without added costs, try these Mighty Bowls of Goodness breakfast combinations:

Almond Rice
1 cup cooked brown rice heated with 1 cup almond milk. Top with a sliced banana, an ounce of chopped raw almonds and a chopped date to sweeten.

Cinnamon Apple Oats
1 cup cooked rolled oats heated with 1 cup almond milk. Mix in shredded or chopped apple and cinnamon. Top with chopped pecan.

Peach Quinoa
1 cup quinoa cooked in 1 cup water, 1 cup coconut milk. Stir in a chopped or sliced peach at the end of cooking. Toss in ground flaxseed, a sprinkle of dried coconut and a dash of nutmeg.

The breakfast possibilities for Mighty Bowls of Goodness don’t stop there, of course. What’s already in your pantry, fridge and freezer? Oh, I spy pecans and frozen blueberries. No need to waste your money with over-sweetened, artificially flavored cereals when you have Mighty Bowls of Goodness.

What Mighty Bowl of Goodness recipe will you be cooking for breakfast? Share how you are warming up your morning without burning a hole in your wallet.


  1. Holy crap, thanks so much for posting this! It is gonna be so helpful when I order Coconut Milk at the store! Terrific!

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