For most people, food bill is the biggest bill they’ve got already before we add healthy into the equation. Many people spend half of the money they earn monthly on food alone, so there is no surprise it’s such a sensitive subject. However, it doesn’t have to be. There is a way to eat healthily and well and still keep the food bill low. Here is our list of cheap and healthy foods you can eat every day.
1. Vegetables: cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh mixed greens
There are many people who think that in order to eat healthily they have to eat a lot of vegetables and since buying vegetables is expensive, many of them don’t. Fresh produce turns fast and you will end up throwing it away.
2. Potatoes, rice, oatmeal, and pasta
Every time you go at the mall shop smart and be on the lookout for special offers. When it comes to value packs, soft drinks and chocolates are only evil things.
They are more than good for staple and canned foods, and for that reason buy as much as you can. These are often vilified as the fillers by the health industry, but these are in fact very good, healthy options, which will help you stay fuller longer and have more energy which lasts.
Baked potatoes are great with cottage cheese and tuna. However, if they are fried in oil and salt, they become a problem. Eating pasta is not wrong either when it is eaten in small amounts and when it is covered with cheese and cream. Oatmeal contains protein and is probably the healthiest thing you can eat in the morning. Buy a few packs at once, especially if there is 4 for 3 offer.
3. Berries, spinach, green beans, mixed vegetables
Spinach, berries and green beans are three default items that you can keep in the freezer. Oven roasted or steamed green beans work great as a side to oven baked pork and spinach is excellent for smoothie or fried with eggs.
You can use berries to top the oatmeal in the morning. Since these are frozen, they are also cheaper. They are often available as special offers, 3 for 2. Look for these special offers and buy these as much as can since they can be refrigerated and added to any meal you like.
4. Fruit: oranges, bananas, and apples
You can go ahead and buy apples, strawberries, grapes, oranges and bananas, if you have the budget for it. The basics are the most versatile and the best if you just want to have some fruit in your diet.
Apples are a great choice since they last a long time and even when they stop being at their best, you can always bake them with honey. Buy a few oranges and add some vitamin C to your diet. Oranges also keep well in the fridge and you can even squeeze them into fresh orange juice. Bananas are cheap and can also be used in many recipes and smoothies. However, they don’t keep so well, and for that reason, you shouldn’t buy a lot of them.