Budget cooked breakfast | a protein-packed full cooked breakfast that works out at 88p a serving | Gestational Diabetes UK
budget cooked breakfast

Full-cooked breakfasts can be great for blood sugar levels, but can also be costly, so here is a way to save a few pennies with my budget-cooked breakfast.

Eating high protein is important on a GD diet as it helps slow down the release of sugar from carbs, but protein can be pricey. Here I’ve made a cheaper full-cooked breakfast by using hot dog sausages, eggs and black pudding for protein and fats, served with a tomato and a potato waffle for carbs. (You don’t have to add the black pudding if you do not like it).

I used Morliny chilled hot dogs here as they were on offer at £1.00 for 6 (17p a hot dog), which are slightly bigger and higher in meat content, available in pork or chicken. However, you could get canned hot dogs such as Ye Olde Oak ones, *59p for 8 hot dogs in brine from ASDA (7p a hot dog).

Frozen potato waffles are available in most supermarkets, but you can get a box of 12 from Iceland for *£1.00 (8p a waffle) or £1.40 from ASDA (12p a waffle).

Eggs can be purchased for as cheap as 9p per egg if buying the cheapest range from ASDA (£1.35 pack/15 ASDA essentials caged eggs) or Iceland (£2.79 pack/30 Simply Fresh caged eggs).

Salad tomatoes are approx. 13p each from ASDA (78p/pack 6) or Iceland (79p/pack 6).

Black pudding is not to everyone’s tastes but can be purchased for around 28p a slice from ASDA (£1.10 pack/4) or Iceland (£1.20 pack/4).

Therefore my budget breakfast costs approximately 88p a serving.

*prices as advertised online [09/09/22]

budget cooked breakfast

Budget cooked breakfast

Budget cooked breakfast | a protein-packed full cooked breakfast that works out at 88p a serving | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Breakfasts
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: breakfast, brunch
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, dairy, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Jo Paterson
Cost: 88p

Ingredients

  • 3 whole hot dog sausages
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 slice black pudding (optional)
  • 1 whole frozen potato waffle
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • a good pinch salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the scrambled eggs in the microwave (crack the eggs in a microwavable bowl, whisk, add a spot of butter or splash of milk if like, then cover and microwave for 30 secs, stop, whisk, then repeat for 30 secs or until cooked to your liking). Season to taste
    OR
    Cook the scrambled eggs in a saucepan (crack the eggs into the pan, whisk, add a spot of butter or splash of milk if like, then heat on moderate heat, stirring continously until the eggs scramble). Season to taste
  • TIP: You save time and money by cooking more ingredients in the same way, which can also save on washing up too!
    TO GRILL: Add the halved tomato, hot dogs, black pudding and potato waffle to a grill on high heat, turning as needed until cooked through
    TO PAN FRY OR AIR-FRY: Add the halved tomato, hot dogs, black pudding and potato waffle to the pan on high heat, turning as needed until cooked through
  • Once cooked, serve seasoned with salt and pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | of which saturates: 7g | Fibre: 3g | of which sugars: 4g