If you want to eat healthy or lose weight on a tight budget, it can feel overwhelming. However, you don’t need to spend a small fortune every week! I eat a (mostly) whole food diet, and I spend a reasonable amount on groceries.
There are plenty of healthy, natural foods that are surprisingly cheap. Here are 20 of the cheapest healthy foods!
- Eggs – $3.50 per dozen. Make scrambled eggs or a veggie omelet for an easy, cheap meal.
- Brown Rice – $4 per pound. Use as a meal or a side dish.
- Potato – 33 cents per potato. A great source of Vitamin C and potassium!
- Spinach – 50 cents per cup. Replace lettuce with spinach (loaded with Vitamin K, A, and calcium) for a healthier salad.
- Almonds – 60 cents per ounce. Almonds are filled with magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium.
- Peanuts – 50 cents per ounce. Peanuts are a great source of protein, Vitamin E, and magnesium.
- Chicken Breasts – $2.99 per pound. A good source of lean protein.
- Bananas – 50 cents per banana. Filled with fiber and potassium.
- Grapes – $1.50 per pound. Grapes are a nutritious snack or a delicious addition to a salad. Just keep them away from your dog!
- Watermelon – $5 per melon. Loaded with Vitamin C.
- Apples – 75 cents per apple. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
- Onions – 18 cents per onion. These are loaded with antioxidants.
- Garlic – 30 cents per bulb. Add to a dish for some extra, natural flavor.
- Carrots – 50 cents each. Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A and make a perfect snack when dipped in hummus.
- Hummus – $2.80 for 10 oz. Made with chickpeas, tahini, and garlic, hummus is packed with vitamins and minerals.
- Broccoli – 50 cents per half cup. Contains high levels of folate and Vitamin C.
- Tofu – $3 per pound. Low in fat and high in protein, tofu makes a great addition to rice, a veggie stir fry, or pasta.
- Oats – $1 per pound. Oats are high in fiber and low in fat.
- Pumpkin Seeds – 50 cents per oz. Add pumpkins seeds to a salad or enjoy by themselves as a crunchy snack. Loaded with protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
- Quinoa – $5 for a 12 oz box. Add it to a granola bowl or salad, or serve it as a side dish. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, and it contains all nine essential amino acids.
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