Eating Healthy on a Budget
By Sara Butler
Many people assume that food that’s nutritious and delicious is also expensive, but that’s hardly true! You can spend a ton on groceries if you want but eating healthy on a budget is attainable. In fact, there are many healthy foods that can save you money. Here are a few of the healthiest and tasty foods you can buy for a low price.
Peanut butter has taken a bit of a backseat recently to some of its more glamorous counterparts. Almond butter, cashew butter, and even sunflower seed butter have seemed to overshadow this pantry staple. Though it’s not bad to have a variety of choices, you can’t go wrong with classic peanut butter. Even the really expensive organic peanut butter is inexpensive when you break it down by serving.
Peanut butter provides healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Plus, it tastes great! You can bake with it, add it to a smoothie, or even make sauces for savory foods out of it. It’s got a lot of appeal to both your budget and your taste buds!
Frozen vegetables don’t get enough glory – they’re really good for you and they’re inexpensive. In fact, frozen vegetables are picked at the peak of nutrition and flash frozen to preserve the nutrients, so in some cases, they might be even better than their fresh counterparts.
Frozen spinach is a great way to add a punch of nutrients to any dish since it’s so versatile. Plus, you won’t waste it since it can stay good in your freezer for up to six months!
Eggs may be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They’re easy to find, easy to cook, and an awesome source of protein, choline, selenium, Vitamin B, and Vitamin D. Plus they’re low in calories for all the nutrition packed into them!
The best part about eggs is that they’re cheap! You can get a dozen for just a couple of dollars or less.
Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart! Dried beans are super cheap and packed with versatile flavor and nutrients. They just take a little pre-planning to make sure they’re ready to cook, but a bag of beans can cost just a dollar or two and provide you with five cups of cooked beans for salads, stews, dips, or casseroles. They’re packed with fiber too, so they’re super filling!
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