The Healthy Dollar Menu
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- Mar 28, 2013
There really is a healthy dollar menu out there. Check out our 10 suggestions for cheap, healthy foods!
Eating healthy doesn't have to eat up your tax refund. In fact, there are numerous "super foods" that cost less than a buck a serving. Here's a list of 10 of them!
Oats are great for getting fiber into your diet (3 g. per serving). Research has shown that increasing your fiber intake can lower one's LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Lentils are high in fiber and protein (8 g. and 9 g. respectively). And what's great about lentils, compared to beans, is that they cook in a half hour and don't need to be soaked overnight.
Almonds carry 37% of your daily Vitamin E in one 1-oz. serving. They also provide calcium, fiber and folate.
Kale is a well-known superfood. One serving provides 10x your daily dose of Vitamin K and 3x your Vitamin A; plus it helps your vision. Go Kale!
Cabbage, like other cruciferous-rich veggies, has been linked to lower rates of cancer. It is also a great source of Vitamins C and K; plus it's very low in calories!
Tea is not only good for you; it's good for your budget! Load with antioxidants, tea also boosts your immune system and promotes general heart health. Research has shown that those who drink 12 oz. of tea daily are about half as likely to have a heart attack as non-tea drinkers.
Just think, one orange provides a day's dose of Vitamin C, plus 3 grams of fiber, for only 70 calories.
Peanut butter is loaded with heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, as well as Vitamin E and Zinc.
Like salmon, tuna also provides omega-3s. And in canned form, it's easy to pack for lunches!
Small and inexpensive, eggs have a lot of nutrition. They offer 4 grams of protein, and the yolks offer some Vitamin D. And for only 80 calories, eggs really are incredible and edible!Foods & Recipes->Fruit & Vegetables Meal Planning & Diets->Healthy Eating Meal Planning & Diets->"Plan, Shop, Prep, and Cook"