Healthy Eating on a Budget
Six nutritious low cost foods to toss in your shopping cart.
Most Americans are looking for ways to lower their grocery bill, so we asked Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D., director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, to tell us what foods he thinks are affordable and nutritious. “Go back to the basics,” he recommends. “The things that we’ve always known but forgot as we were chasing after the latest baby vegetable or exotic fruit.” Here are six nutritious money savers to toss in your shopping cart. Save money with these healthy bean recipes. Save money with these healthy egg recipes.
Banana: 40¢ per bananaA large banana fulfills one of your daily fruit servings (the recommendation is 1 1/2 to 2 servings a day). Plus, it’s a good source of potassium and fiber and a great source of vitamins C and B6. Save money with these healthy potato recipes.
Yogurt: 49¢ per 8-ounce servingYogurt is a great source of calcium and protein. You’ll pay more (and create more waste) if you buy it in single-serving containers. Save your change—buy it in bulk and dish out your own portions. Save money with these healthy ground beef recipes.
SOURCE: safeway.com, Prices as of January 2009.