How We Learned To Save Cash AND Make A Yummy Breakfast

How much money do we spend grabbing processed, on-the-go breakfasts just to save ourselves a little time in the morning?

Take the sous vide egg bites from Starbucks as an example. Spending $5 a day on Starbucks sous vide egg bites might not seem like a lot, but these small costs add up! At Dash, we decided to do some research. We discovered that making your own sous vide egg bites saves money, and is much more fun than standing in the morning Starbucks line.

These tasty, protein-packed bites help jumpstart your day and cost roughly 50 cents per egg bite. Since Starbucks charges between $4 and $5 for a two-pack, you could save $1.50 for each bite. 

Think of what you could do with the extra cash! If you’re a semi-regular Starbucks customer and grab the egg bites three times a week, that’s $9 a week in savings. That’s enough money for a movie ticket every week, a tank of gas every month, or your own sous vide circulator in just a few weeks! The best part is you can make them ahead of time as part of your meal prep and have them throughout the week! 

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BACON & CHEDDAR - Makes 4 egg bites
Ingredients:

4 large eggs
¼ cup sharp cheddar, grated
¼ cup whole milk
1 ½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp ground white pepper
¼ cup bacon, chopped, cooked
1 tbsp scallions, sliced
Temperature: 172℉
Sous Vide Cook Time: 90 minutes
Directions:

Combine eggs, cheddar, salt, pepper in a blender and purée until smooth. Stir gently to remove bubbles from the top of the purée. Divide the bacon and scallion between (4) 4 oz mason jars. Pour the egg purée on top of the bacon and scallions. Stir gently to distribute. Screw on mason jar lids tightly. Place in sous vide water bath and cook. Remove and let cool 2 minutes before unscrewing the lid. Serve in jars.

MANGO SLUSHIE
Ingredients:

2 cups frozen mango slices
1 cup soda water
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
Directions: 
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until you get your perfect slushie consistency.

ALMOND BUTTERMILK WAFFLES
Ingredients:

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup almond buttermilk (1 cup almond milk with 1 teaspoon white vinegar)
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 egg
Directions: 
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another small bowl whisk together the egg, almond buttermilk, vanilla, and safflower oil. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and whisk until just incorporated. Pour ¼ cup of mixture onto the Dash Mini Waffle Maker and cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.

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