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We've been trying to eat better, and better, and better. But when I told my friend about our eating habits, the response was that it's so expensive to eat healthily.

I thought that might be true in some cases, but there are also ways to make inexpensive, nutrient-dense meals. At the very least, you can always substitute certain ingredients from traditional dishes with better more nutritious ones.

Here was breakfast recently.

Egg in toast and broccoli. Egg in the toast is one of their favorite meals, so in order to make it filling and nutritious, I added an unusual side dish to it, broccoli.

The egg is arguably very nutritional, although we've tried to cut back a lot due to many of the unhealthy sides of eggs. I think in moderation they're fine, but I don't want my kids to have a dependence on eggs as they grow. I'm torn on this right now, to be honest.

The toast is sourdough. Sourdough bread is better than any white bread and better than most other bread. This is an easy substitution and it won't break the bank. If you're lucky enough to have a Boudin restaurant nearby, they even give you free bread!

Broccoli for breakfast? Absolutely. Since they were babies, we've taught our kids that vegetables are great and we incorporate them into our diet heavily. So it's normal for them to have broccoli at any meal. What I did this time was that I chopped the crowns off into bite-sized pieces, submerged them in water for a few minutes, then cooked them for about 8 minutes at 370 degrees in the air fryer.

I didn't plan on making a blog post out of this so I didn't get a nice photo of the finished dish to show you but I'll get some of those nice plated recipes in the upcoming posts. I might end up doing a “what's for breakfast?” series. That would help me remember some of the kids' favorite recipes anyway.

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