I have a confession to make. Since I got my new job I have gotten lazy and have been buying my breakfasts. I know it costs more, I know it costs too much even for a $1 sausage biscuit at McDonalds, when you do it every day. I also know it is not healthy. Some days I have even gone to the Donut Shop for a kolache and a donut when the line is too long at McDonalds. I know all this, so why have I done it especially since it is also not very healthy? Laziness pure and simple.
For less than it costs me to buy breakfast for 2 days I can eat for 2 weeks on oatmeal. And I like oatmeal. But it means I can't keep hitting the snooze button, that I actually have to get moving a litlle earlier. I'm awake, just don't want to get out of my warm bed. I told you, pure laziness.
The steel cut Irish oats are my favorite as they are nuttier in taste and have some texture, they are not just mush. But they do take longer to cook, at least 20 minutes. So I am resolving to make my breakfasts from here on out and if that means I cook the oats in the evening while making dinner and just reheat them in the morning, then that's what I am going to do.
My heart will thank me, possibly my waistline will thank me and I know my pocketbook will thank me. Even the planet will thank me for creating less garbage from all those napkins and bags and wrappers. And if you are wondering why I don't just eat cereal with milk? its because my innards can't tolerate milk any more.
So, where could you save money and possibly be healthier and/or greener if you just stopped being lazy in one area?