Affordable Healthy Foods
It’s easy to get sucked into the food environment of convenience stores, fast food restaurants and vending machines. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to eat healthy on a budget!
Your kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make healthy, delicious meals. Some of the healthiest foods are also the most affordable.
Eggs: eggs are inexpensive and a perfect way to start your day or end it. They’re also versatile enough for breakfast dishes like frittatas, omelets, scrambled eggs or egg sandwiches in the morning; lunchtime salads topped with hard boiled eggs as well as providing protein content in evening stir fry’s or pasta dishes. With so many options when it comes to cooking methods and combinations of ingredients – there is no excuse not to eat an egg at every meal!
Beans: beans offer exceptional nutrition both inside the body and out! Containing high levels of fiber (getting about 20% daily value per cup), they help cleanse our kidneys and other organs.
Chicken meat: chicken meat is also a good source of protein and it’s a very affordable food option. It is also something you can keep in your freezer for those days when time doesn’t allow for the grocery store run.
Ground beef: ground beef, while not as healthy or nutritious as chicken meat – if well-cooked, is still an excellent way to save money on high quality proteins! Beef provides us with iron, zinc, selenium and other vitamins that we need every day.
Cheese: cheese has long been known to be one of life’s greatest pleasures (right up there with bacon). This dairy product offers calcium benefits without the lactose intolerance side effects that some face from drinking milk products; plus they are versatile enough to go into many different recipes.