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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