8 Breakfast Staples I Always Have as a 20-Something on a Budget
"Breakfast," "busy," and "budget" are three Bs that never coexisted for me until I figured out a grocery list and a routine that worked for me. As a 20-something with a desk job in a big city, I far too easily succumb to the habit of not making homemade breakfast a priority and instead buying too many pricey coffees and prepackaged breakfasts on my way into the office. But I've learned that as soon as you break the habit, you realize how doable it really is to have a filling breakfast at home — you just have to plan the right way.
For me, that means nailing down a grocery list and making prep a priority over the weekend. Armed with the following budget-friendly staples, I manage to make it through the work week with homemade breakfasts that fill me up and barely make a dent in my wallet — besides the Friday morning mochas, because treating yourself tastes even better when you've earned it.