I wanted to share with you a way I found to save our family an average of $25 a month! It was really quite simple once it clicked with me.
Little-bit eats Kashi blueberry waffles (no butter or syrup- plain) every morning for breakfast along with a banana and usually a little later a fruit smoothie (including leftover banana, pineapple, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kale, coconut milk, and sometimes an orange). I have never been so proud of what my little one eats! :) Kashi makes a natural waffle with no bleached or enriched flour and harldy any sugar (not high fructose). Besides my pocket book, everyone was happy! One day I forgot to pick up an extra box and was left with an empty one- not a happy girl. I decided to make her pancakes instead. I called my amazing mother for her recipe and was so excited! Not only could I make her pancakes naturally, I could refridgerate/freeze them for later uses!!! Ahh, what a winner! Now, once a week we make a batch of pancakes (looking for a waffle maker cheap in the meantime) and pop them in the toaster every morning! I need to make some to freeze for when little man arrives too! I am guessing this might set me back $5 a month? maybe!
Here is my recipe if anyone is interested!
- 1 C flour (I use brown rice flour- it is easily digestible and gluten free!)
- 1 Tbs. sugar (organic- not the refined sugar which your body cannot break down)
- 2 Tsp. baking powder (I use a brand that doesn't contain aluminum- very harmful!)
- 1 beaten egg (organic, cage free, brown)
- 1 C organic milk
- 2 Tbs oil (I use coconut oil- it doesn't turn into a hydrogenated oil once heated and has great fatty acids for your body!)
- Blueberries ( I just pour to my liking)
Once all these ingredients have been mixed together, it is usually a tad runny (from the brown rice flour) so I add some coconut flour. It has awesome benefits but you have to add a small amount because it soaks up liquid like crazy! There you have it! What a simple way to save money!