Let’s be honest…real, organic, whole foods are just as expensive as packaged meals if you break it down. A box of cereal is around 4 dollars (maybe more). What you get out of that 4 dollars is corn syrup coated corn particles, as well as a ton of other chemicals your body rejects.
A quick, easy, and much cheaper form of breakfast would be things like: eggs, oatmeal (organic whole oats), peanut butter on gluten free toast, toast & jam, etc. So, when you buy groceries, stay on the outer edges of the store where all of the produce, eggs, milk, & meats are. You really don’t need to go to the inner aisles unless you need something like gluten free pasta, or gluten free bread. Stay away from things that are labeled “all natural”, but not “organic”. Saying something is all natural is like a fart in the wind. It has turned into a word game. Companies are allowed to get away with murder by adjusting a few simple words on their labeling.
Here is a guide to buying groceries:
Your groceries should be 60% fresh fruits and vegetables to eat raw or cook with, 20% organic free range eggs, chicken, and other meats, 10% dairy or dairy free equivalents, and 10% packaged foods like noodles, bread, spices, teas, and stocks. Stay away from things like frozen meals, bottled salad dressings, pre-cut carrots, pasteurized juices, gatorade, frozen fries, toaster strudel, etc. Don’t be afraid to buy new vegetables. My suggestion is to buy several things you’ve never cooked before, then go home and google how to cook them! It can be a lot of fun, and it broadens your options of what to eat. Also, buying lots of meat at once and freezing it is the best way to ensure you ALWAYS have something to cook!