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My New Favorite Breakfast: Baked Beans on Toast

I crave protein in the mornings, so my go-to breakfast is peanut butter on toast.  This is much more interesting:

I think it was Noor who mentioned that baked beans are often eaten at breakfast in England.  I always think of them as a picnic/BBQ food, but generally avoid them at such events because they usually have bacon and/or pork fat.  Luckily, supermarkets carry fat-free baked beans, which are almost always vegetarian.  And if I spoon them on a slice of toast, suddenly they seem like a breakfast food!

  • 1 slice whole-grain bread, toasted: $0.13
  • 1/4 can baked beans: $0.37…mixed with…
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup: $0.02

=$0.52 for a nice, heartier-than-peanut-butter breakfast!

Feel free to garnish with more ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, green peppers, or onions (if you’re into that sort of thing first thing in the morning).