Healthy Foods For Under $1

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

It’s a common thought that healthy foods are expensive and junk food is cheap. While it’s true that junk food is incredibly cheap, and healthy food is generally more expensive, there is still hope for cheap healthy foods.

Here’s our list of healthy foods under $1.

Black Beans-the ones in a can are less than a $1 or you can make your own from a bag. It’s high in protein and is a great addition to a meal. It really fills you up and bulks up your meal. 

Eggs-usually they are around $.20 per egg and it doesn’t take many to fill you up. Plus there are a million uses for eggs and I mean that literally. The possibilities are endless and they are another incredible source of protein.

Hummus-This is only the homemade version, but I don’t think there is a better treat. HERE is a recipe we posted a while back. Nix the tahini for cost because it doesn’t change the taste too much anyway. Even with all the ingredients, it shouldn’t be more than a $1.

Rice-quite possibly the cheapest food out there. No wonder they use it on survivor the most. It doesn’t have a ton of nutrients, but it’s very cheap and very filling.

Yogurt-You can always find good prices on yogurt and even better prices when they are on sale. Makes for the perfect breakfast and is packed with protein and probiotics.

Popcorn-Just don’t buy the junk version. Make your own. A bag of kernels is around $3 and that will make about 40 servings of popcorn. We posted the “how” to do it without a bag HERE. Popcorn is a great healthy treat! Your kids love it too!

Fruits-Everyone loves fruit right? Some fruit is cheaper than others. Making the cheap list is watermelon (in season), oranges, bananas, and apples. All of these are less than a $1 a serving and are obviously awesome for you!

What’s your favorite cheap, healthy food?

 


1 Comment

  1. D July 17, 2013

    Don’t forget Baby Carrots – a one pound bag is usually around $1 at most grocery stores where I live. That’s several servings! They are brightly colored, crunchy and yummy. And very versatile – good plain and great with homemade yoghurt-based dips.

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