400-Calorie Breakfasts That Cost Less Than $4

Don’t expect to lose weight if you skip out on breakfast ¡ª starting your day with a healthy meal is actually a must if you’re on a weight-loss quest. Breakfast not only jump-starts your metabolism| but it’ll also keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long| so you’re less likely to reach for high-calorie foods to rev up your energy. If you’re watching your wallet| here are three inexpensive breakfast ideas ¡ª all under 400 calories.

Yogurt With Fruit and Granola

Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt ($1.20): 120 calories1/2 cup blueberries ($.75): 42 calories1/4 cup granola ($1): 86 calories15 raw cashews ($.75): 131 caloriesTotal cost: $3.70Total calories: 379

Veggie and Cheese Omelet

2 large eggs ($.55): 143 calories8 cherry tomatoes ($.75): 24 calories1 slice onion ($.20): 6 calories1/4 cup diced broccoli ($.33): 7 calories2 large white mushrooms ($.25): 5 calories1 ounce shredded monterey jack cheese ($.38): 106 calories1 slice whole wheat toast ($.47): 100 caloriesTotal cost: $2.93Total calories: 391

Pineapple Kale Blueberry Smoothie

Photo: Jenny Sugar

3 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt ($.60): 60 calories1 tablespoon almond butter ($.53): 98 calories1/2 cup frozen blueberries ($.50): 42 calories1/2 cup frozen pineapple ($.75): 41 calories1 cup kale ($.30): 34 calories1 banana oatmeal breakfast bite ($.33): 74 caloriesTotal cost: $3.01Total calories: 349

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