Eat Breakfast at Home to Save Money

There are many ways to save money, especially when you prepare meals at home and use coupons while shopping. Preparing family meals at home can save you a lot of money, including breakfast.  Enjoying a bowl of cereal for breakfast will save you time, money, and provide your family with many healthy benefits. I received General Mills cereal and a prize pack to facilitate this post.

Save Money on Breakfast wants to take the Breakfast at Home Savings Challenge to see how much money you can save on breakfast this month. You can save 2 ways with EveryDaySaver.

  1. Print coupons directly from your printer
  2. Load digital coupons directly on a participating grocer’s loyalty card

They have great coupons that you can pair up with in-store savings on your family’s favorite General Mills breakfast items like Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereals, and more. One local store for EveryDaySaver for the Akron, Ohio area is Giant Eagle. I can either print or clip coupons for 50 cents, 75 cents, and $1 off boxes of General Mills cereal. Giant Eagle doubles coupons up to 99 cents, so that is $1 – $1.50 per box of cereal! The savings really add up when you pair with items on sale too!

Having cereal for breakfast is a great option for busy families. #1 Cereals are rich in vitamins, minerals, and key essential nutrients your family needs, plus the calorie count is lower than most breakfast options. Many General Mills cereals are made with whole grain, calcium, and Vitamin D as well. Pair it with milk, and you have a healthy breakfast that is easy to prepare, taste great, and affordable. Learn more about the benefits of eating cereal.DSCN0158

I’m always looking at the sugar intake for my kids. Even the sweeter cereals only account for an average 4% of children’s daily sugar intake. Check the labels, there may be less than you think with the benefits outweighing the sugar.  For instance, Lucky Charms has 10 grams of sugar. Compare this to 37 grams in a typical blueberry muffin, 10 grams for one waffle – plus 14 grams for syrup, 14 grams in a banana, and 9 grams for an English muffin.


I didn’t realize until I posted the above picture that the milk’s sell-by date was 4 days ago! It was still good – we love SMITH Milk for its freshness and quality. Plus, General Mills cereal has whole grain as the first ingredient.  Lucky Charms offers 11 grams of whole grain per serving.

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