Top 5 Healthy Foods on a Budget
The most frequently used excuse for not eating healthy is the price of most healthy foods out there. It is true that what is advertised as healthy and organic can break the bank but there are a lot of nutritious options that are within a reasonable budget and can be used in a variety of different ways!
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and at only $3.49 per dozen! Since eggs are very low in calories but egg-ceptionally high in nutrients, they are a great food to add to your diet for weight loss! You can use eggs in a wide variety of ways including, dinners, hard boiled eggs as a snack, omelets, baking and many more! Check out my video spicing up classic Egg Salad here
2. 2% Greek Yogurt
2% Greek yogurt can be used for a wide variety of foods. At only $1.00 (67-89 cents on sale) you can purchase as many 6 oz containers as you would like for uses such as, yogurt parfaits, topping on a quesadilla, you can add various flavors and toppings to create a quick, easy and delicious breakfast/dessert as well. Also a great source of probiotics and vitamins to start off your day! Here's a simple recipe for a strawberry lemon parfait!
3. Old Fashioned Oats
Oats are the most versatile of the healthy foods on a budget. At $3.79 (cheaper on sale), oats can be used for, oatmeal, overnight oats, oat-based pancakes and muffins and lots more. They are worth the investment and are a great source of vitamins and minerals including a ton of dietary fiber, beta-glucan!
4: Organic Baby Spinach
Baby spinach is a very important source of vitamins and minerals especially iron. At about $2.49 a bag, you can use this mild spinach for salads, dinner sides, sandwiches and more! For great recipe watch one of my favorite dinner meals, Steak and Spinach Salad!
5. Legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas)
Edamame is a soybean that can be used as a snack or a side dish. It can also be incorporated into many different meals! At $1.99 for a 12 oz bag. The protein that is packed into soy is great for those who do not intake the recommended amount of protein. Edamame is a rich source of vitamins and minerals packed into a tiny bean, this snack is worth it price-wise and nutrition wise! Check out my video on the benefits of Legumes here.