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Cheap Healthy Foods – Watch Your Weight and Your Budget

March 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Nutrition

Many of us are looking at our grocery bill for the first time. If you are like me, you buy what you need without paying too much attention to the cost of the item. Today, we are looking at ways to maximize the bang for our grocery dollar. But being frugal doesn’t mean skimping on nutritious food for you and your family.

Here is list of the top 5 nutritious food items you can get for less than $3 dollars:

  1. Frozen Vegetables – I love frozen vegetables, they are picked in season and have the same amount of nutrients as the fresh ones. The advantage is that you do not have to wait for the season to eat them. In addition to being nutrient rich, they also have high fiber. They can be used in soups, stews and stir-frr.
  2. Canned Salmon – For women in their reproductive years, Salmon is much better option than Tuna due its lower mercury levels. I also think it is little more upscale than tuna and can be easily added to salads and pastas. All the parts included in the can – skin and bones are all edible. The Salmon bones are great source of Calcium.
  3. Brown Rice – We all know brown rice has high levels of fiber, but they are also high in E vitamin. They take 45 minutes to cook so cook in a large batch, and freeze them. A small bag of brown rice usually has 19 individual servings and cost less than $3.
  4. Edamame – These have great heart health benefits of Soy, they are also high in protein and fiber. They are extremely easy to cook – just boil them for 6 minutes. Use them in Soups, stews and dips. Great food for kids and can be eaten hot or cold.
  5. Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet vegetables that kids love and great for baby food. Sweet potatoes contain large amounts of vitamin A and fiber. Very high source of beta Carotene which is good for our eyes.

Never leave the grocery store without these 5 top nutrient foods. Please share your list of cheap but healthy foods which we call can benefit from.

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  1. she says:

    as someone who is on a tight budget AND who is *trying* to learn about nutrition, this article was very helpful. i’m going shopping tonight, and have written down these foods to buy!

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