Take this quiz.
Eating healthy means:
- A. I must do my shopping at Whole Foods
- B. I need to spend a lot of money
- C. I should buy everything organic
- D. none of the above
If you answered none of the above, you’re right! There are plenty of affordable healthy food options waiting at your grocery store!
Top 10 list of cheap, healthy foods – nothing weird, just real food:
- Beans, beans, beans
- Whole Wheat Pasta
- Yogurt (plain, nonfat)
- Chicken (boneless, skinless, breasts)
Produce is cheapest when it’s in season and locally grown – try your local farmer’s market!
Winter: apples, citrus, pears, pomegranate, acorn squash, broccoli, cauliflower, spaghetti squash
Spring: apricots, mangoes, melons, strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, snow peas, spinach, sugar snap peas
Summer: apricots, berries, cherries, grapes, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, plums, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, okra, summer squash, zucchini
Fall: apples, grapes, pears, pineapple, broccoli, cauliflower, acorn squash, spaghetti squash
Year Round: bananas, avocados, carrots, celery, lettuce, peppers
Skip the packaged stuff, it’s just as easy and much cheaper to prepare from scratch. Top oatmeal with fruit and nuts for a power-packed breakfast!
This is an easy and healthy switch to make! Most grocery stores are now carrying store brand whole wheat pasta for about $1 a box!
Yes, the incredible, edible egg! Keep hard boiled eggs on hand for a quick portable protein rich snack!
Yogurt is cheapest in 1 quart containers. Add your own fresh fruit!
Always on sale, always versatile!
It’s a little can packed with protein! Tuna salad anyone?
Reach for a glass of milk, not a glass of soda!
Loaded with the healthy fats! Pay attention to the serving size and don’t eat too many!
Notice what’s missing? The list does not include any packaged, prepared foods – just real food!
Add these items to your grocery list today – eat healthy, save money!