May 07, 2014

Ten Healthy Foods on a Budget

healthy foods on a budget

Wanting to eat health on a budget? No problem, we have you covered. And the best part is you can add these good-for-you foods to your grocery list for under $1 per serving.

  • Oats. A serving of oatmeal for breakfast can lower cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. Save your health while saving money.
  • Eggs. The protein and fat in eggs keep you feeling full, so you’re less inclined to snack between meals.
  • Potatoes. One red potato contains 66 micrograms of cell-building folate – about the same amount found in one cup of spinach or broccoli.
  • Apples. One medium-sized apple has 15% of your recommended daily serving of fiber, which can help lower your cholesterol.
  • Chickpeas. Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are rich in fiber and protein. Cook them with spices for a flavorful, healthy meal.
  • Bananas. Bananas are great as a carb-packed energy booster and they contain loads of potassium, which regulates blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.
  • Broccoli. A stalk of broccoli has your daily serving of vitamin K and almost twice your recommended daily dose of vitamin C.
  • Beets. This root vegetable has nutrients that help protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • Whole-grain pasta. Whole-grain pasta contains more fiber and protein than regular pasta. Stock up on this staple so you’ll always have options for healthy dinners.
  • Spinach. Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two immune-boosting antioxidants important for eye health. Another bonus: Recent research found that among cancer-fighting fruits and veggies, spinach is one of the most effective.

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