Day 6 – Breakfast

Sourdough Toast with a Fried Egg, Kiwi (or other seasonal fruit of choice) and Coffee

Sourdough Toast

Servings – 1 piece of bread with 1/2 Tbsp butter
Bread – $0.15
Butter – $0.05

Total for recipe – $0.20 per serving
Calories: 164 Fat: 6.1 Protein: 3.25  

No need to defrost. Can go straight from freezer to toaster oven or toaster or pan if you like.

If you have not baked this yet and want to – recipe here. It will take a few hours though. Not real convenient for a Thursday. That’s why I bake and freeze mine on Saturday or Sunday.

Fried Egg

Serving – 1 egg

1 egg – $0.40
1/2 tsp butter -$0.02
Salt and pepper to taste – $0.05

Total for recipe – $0.47 per serving
Calories: 87 Fat: 6.3 Protein: 6  

Heat a pan on low. As low as you can get without turning it off.
Wait 3 minutes.
Add 1/2 tsp butter.
While butter melts, crack egg into cup. This isn’t necessary but helps keep the yolk centered when you put it in the pan.
When butter is melted and frothing, add the egg.
Cook 2-3 minutes or until the whites are firm.
If you like ’em sunny side up, transfer to plate. If you like ’em over easy, flip, cook another 30 seconds, then transfer to plate.

I have a love hate relationship with fried eggs.
Why I hate them: 
It’s so easy to bruise the whites, bringing out their sulfur, and making them taste slightly rotten and “eggy” for lack of a better term. This is why the heat must be as low as possible. Gently, gently. 

Here’s what I love about fried eggs:

If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of eating eggs that might not be completely cooked, pasteurized eggs are available. They taste slightly different from what I hear, and they may not be available in cage-free/free-range. I don’t know. I’m not uncomfortable with undercooked eggs.


Serving – 1 fruit

Total for recipe – $0.42 per serving*
Calories: 46 Fat: .4 Protein: 1  

Cut off one end.
Lay on board on flat end.
Use paring knife to remove skin.

*This price is based on what I just paid for one. I bought it because it was on sale, and I love kiwi. They are not cheap out of season and not particularly tasty. What’s on sale is generally what’s in season (not always, but a good rule of thumb.) 


Servings – 1 cup

Total for recipe – $0.42 per serving Calories: 55 Fat: 3 Protein: 0


Totals for breakfast

Total for breakfast – $1.51
Calories: 352
Fat: 15.8 (40%)
Protein: 10.25 (12%)



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