How many times have you heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? It may be the most important but it’s also the most difficult for me. Think breakfast foods: Eggs? No way to cook them. Cereal? Can’t store milk. Instant Carnation Shakes? Those get old fast. I can have bagels (untoasted) with peanut butter, but I’ve got to have that each day for five days or the bagels mold.
Always on the lookout for nonperishable, lightweight, and above all cheap alternatives I have discovered individual oatmeal packets. They come in lots of flavors, can be shoved in a backpack, and could outlast me if I let them. On these warm (muggy, blah) days, I throw a water bottle on the car roof and every morning I have warm if not hot water. The best part? At about $4 for 10 packets, that’s less than 50 cents a meal!