A common misconception about eating healthy is that it’s expensive. While you can easily spend a fortune on organic-this and grass-fed-that and all the fancy potions and powders that are supposed to change your life, it’s completely doable to eat well and meet your health and fitness goals on a budget.

October is a great time to get a handle on your finances as you prepare for the holiday season and that list of people you need to shower with love and gifts. And tips. To help me get my act together this year, I signed up for The Fiscal Femme‘s 30-Day Money Cleanse.

Today I’m getting into the money-saving spirit with a budget-friendly recipe. I made these with ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Prices will vary slightly depending on where you do your shopping, but regardless, you’ll still get a delicious end result that’s perfect for breakfast or even lunch or dinner!

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Muffin-Tin Mini-Frittatas

Makes 12 frittatas

Ingredients:

  • Oil or cooking oil spray for muffin tins*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*
  • 2 shallots, diced ($0.99)
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen, chopped spinach, cooked according to package directions ($2.99)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli, cooked according to package directions and chopped ($2.49 for one package)
  • Optional: 4 strips bacon ($4.49 for one package uncured bacon)
  • 1 dozen eggs, beaten, or 2 cups liquid egg whites ($3.99 for one dozen large, organic eggs)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste*

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin tins.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until shallot is translucent.
  3. Add spinach and vegetables. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, cook bacon according to package directions and chop finely. Toss cooked bacon with spinach mixture. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide spinach mixture amongst the muffin tins. Pour egg on top.
  6. Bake at 350 until eggs are set, about 30 minutes.
  7. Store covered in the fridge up to five days or in the freezer for 3 months

*Note:  I didn’t include the cost of these items, as the amount used is so small relative to the container they’re purchased in.

Cost per frittata: $0.96

Nutrition information per frittata: 96 calories, 8 grams protein, 4 grams total carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 6 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat), 150 milligrams sodium 

Nutrition information was calculated using the USDA Supertracker

PS: If you want to try the Money Cleanse yourself, you can sign up here using the code: JESSMONEY 

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