Best .54 Cents I Ever Spent


After my rant on my blog about low calories and lots of protein, my mom emailed me a high protein recipe. I changed it to my liking, and it didn’t have quite as many grams of protein as the original recipe, but it still had a good amount. It’s similar to another egg dish I make.

Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes


  • 1/2 potato, diced
  • 5 onion slices, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/8 cup cheddar jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Cook diced potato in a skillet on the stove until lightly browned.
    2. Add chopped onion and spinach. Cook a few minutes until spinach begins to wilt.
    3. Scramble 2 egg whites and 1 egg with 1 tbsp. water.
    4. Pour eggs over potato mixture in skillet.
    5. Continue cooking while scrambling eggs, approximately 3-4 minutes.
    6. Lower heat and top with cheese. Cook until melted.

Total calories: 251  Total grams of protein: 18.5

I actually made this recipe right after my mom emailed it to me because I was hungry. In a perfect world, I would have added three times the amount of cheese – that’s the best part. I can’t believe how many calories cheese has. I only used about 1/8 a cup, and that was 50 calories.

Look at the amazing deal that my sister-in-law, Crystal, found and picked up for me yesterday:

All four boxes of cereal for $2.19. Yes, that’s right, two dollars and nineteen cents for all four boxes. That’s .55 cents a box. They were on sale, and she had manufacturer’s coupons and store coupons.

I don’t buy Cookie Crisp. Ever. When my kids saw it, they were so excited. It was like Christmas came early. But at .54 cents a box, I couldn’t pass it up. I also was nervous about The Reece’s Puffs because I could easily eat that whole box in a day. I love cereal. But instead of trying to avoid it, I’ll try to eat it in moderation. 3/4 a cup of cereal with 1/2 cup of almond milk is 150 calories. Not bad for a small treat, as long as I can stick with the 3/4 cup.

I also went to the store to pick up some protein rich foods – Greek yogurt, salmon, cod, cottage cheese, eggs, and two thinkThin bars.

Questions of the day:

  • What’s your favorite cereal?
  • Is there a food that you avoid having in the house because you’ll eat it all?
  • What’s your favorite source of protein?


Filed under Lunch, Recipes

6 Responses to Best .54 Cents I Ever Spent

  1. My favorite cereal in general is Lucky Charms. Love me some sugary marshmallows. But since I can’t eat those all the time my favorite “healthier” cereal is Special K cinnamon and pecan.

    And I have to monitor the amount of chocolate that comes into my house. I could eat it all day with no regrets. Especially dark chocolate.

  2. Angie

    Thanks for that recipe, it looks really good. I may have that for supper tonight.

  3. susie

    You are so right about the cheese. I tend to pile it on! You can almost take any veggie mix and pour eggs over it, kind of holds it all together. The potatoes probably cook fast when they are diced so small….hmmmm good ideas you give me.

  4. FoodFaithFitness

    If there’s chocolate in the house, I will eat it!

  5. My favorite cereal is Life. I have trouble keeping Entemanns chocolate donuts in the house.

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