Beans, Egg, Oatmeal; 7 Cheap & Healthy Foods You Should Always Eat
Not all healthy foods are expensive. Some foods are cheap and at the same time healthier than expensive foods especially junks.
“When it comes to healthy breakfast dishes, it doesn’t get any cheaper than oats,” Bauer notes. “This whole grain dish is loaded with fiber, protein, and other beneficial nutrients.” One serving (½ cup dry oats) contains 5 g of protein and 4 g of fiber—and it will only cost you 150 calories and about 30 cents. For the best value, go with the big canisters instead of the boxes of individual packets.
A powerful anti-inflammatory herb, ginger soothes sore joints, reduces muscle inflammation (especially after a good, sweaty yoga session), and helps keep cellular inflammation at bay. This super herb is also a carminative, cleansing and repairing the digestive tract.
Potatoes are another affordable whole food packed with nutrients. “At about $1 per pound, they’re a real bargain,” Bauer says. And these orange-hued super spuds contain more nutrients (such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber) than their white cousins. “One of my favorite ways to use them is to create these delish Sweet Potato Fries.”
Hardboiled, over-easy, or in an omelette, “there are dozens of reasons to love eggs,” Bauer says. “They’re a high-quality source of lean protein, they are so versatile (you can enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack), and they’re inexpensive.” If you’re looking to save some calories, try mixing one whole egg with a few egg whites. (Make sure you don’t make these mistakes when making scrambled eggs.)