How to Shop: Super Cheap Healthy Foods

By on May 18, 2015
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Standard of living has changed a lot nowadays. The prices of things are no longer as they were before when everybody to could afford to eat healthy within their budget. Prices have soared up but earnings have not increased in the same way for many.

Hence it has become necessary to find out foods that are healthy and at the same time cheap. But we must remember that eating healthy on a budget requires some knowledge of the nutritional facts of the various foods that have low prices.

Whether they will give sufficient nutrition to the body to stay strong and disease-free or not must be calculated before having them. Here are some tips that will guide you to stay healthy by choosing the cheap health foods.

  1. Whole grains, fresh vegetables and beans when cooked at home are not only highly nutritious but will cost you much less than having meals from food stalls.
  2. Some of the foods that cost quite less are brown rice, whole-wheat or multigrain pasta, whole wheat bread, Non-fat Greek yoghurt, old fashioned oats, frozen vegetables, Russet potato, fresh-bagged spinach, canned tuna and canned refried beans and such others.

You will notice here that the super cheap foods that are listed above are extremely nutritious and help to maintain good health throughout. If a meal is calculated according to the servings that an individual needs, the total is around $2 per package. A simple calculation will show how one can eat healthy within his budget.

  • A serving of brown rice is 18 cents and contains 170 calories, 2grams fiber and 4 grams protein.
  • Dried pasta per serving costs about 24 cents and contains 200 calories, 7 grams proteins and fiber 6 grams.
  • Wheat bread is a common food that is ideal for breakfast and one serving costs 18 cents and has 120 calories, 3 grams fiber and 6 grams protein.
  • Non-fat Greek yoghurt is extremely healthy and tasty and is beneficial for all those who wish to reduce fat. One serving of this costs 89 cents approximately or less and is fortified with 150 calories, 14 grams protein and 0 grams fiber.
  • Old fashioned oats too is very healthy and controls cholesterol levels and reduces fat and takes care of heart health. It costs only 13 cents per serving which is ½ cup.

Most of the other foods are cheap health foods and when combined together to make a tasty meal, will cost you very less as compared to the food value that they provide.