Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

by Posted on: March 2, 2016Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

A healthy diet is one of the most important components of a life full of energy and productivity. However, many individuals believe that consistent healthy eating requires excessive effort in the kitchen and expensive trips to the grocery store. While some health foods can be pricey, there are many items that should be in your shopping cart that are affordable, packed with vitamins and minerals, and delicious!

One superfood that is easy on your wallet and incredibly beneficial to your overall health is kale. Kale is stocked with calcium, fiber, and antioxidants, and costs about $0.60 a cup. Add this leafy green miracle to your next smoothie, or use it to replace your iceberg lettuce in a colorful salad.

Another delicious and affordable health food is oatmeal. Rolled oats can boost your immune system, help reduce inflammation, and keep you energized and focused throughout your day. You can also try mixing your oatmeal with peanut butter or fresh fruit to add flavor without too many calories! Two fruits that will taste delicious in a bowl of oatmeal or by themselves without breaking the bank are mangoes and dried cranberries. One serving of mango contains a significant amount of vitamin C and A, fiber, and potassium, while the antioxidants in dried cranberries can help you battle heart disease and cancer.

Healthy eating is a critical part of building overall health, and it should be enjoyable and budget-friendly. Let us know which healthy, affordable foods you recommend!

Sources: Huffington Post, Kiss My Broccoli


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