Inexpensive and healthy foods to buy when you are looking to save this holiday season!

by glenn on December 16, 2010

       Certified Health Coach

       Certified Natural Foods Chef

It’s a myth that healthy food is expensive.  Here is a list of 11 super nutritious foods that will nourish your body and won’t break you bank account.  Enjoy!!

1. Dried lentils: A bag of lentils costs less than two dollars, is an excellent source of fiber and vegetable protein and can be used to stretch out stews, vegetables, etc. Also great as a soup or side dish.

2. Brown rice: Excellent source of fiber, whole grain, and loaded with nutrition. Also can be used to make up for using less meat, in side dishes, soups, etc.

3. Canned salmon: Excellent source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, protein, and calcium. Easily stored in the pantry and used as a dip, in casseroles, or as patties.

4. Oats: Excellent source of soluble fiber.

5. Eggs: Great source of protein, can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very portable when hard-boiled.

6. Whole-grain pasta: One box of pasta can have seven to eight servings. Can be used in soups, salads, side dishes and main dishes.

7. Dried beans: Can be bought cheapest in bulk. Excellent source of protein, high in fiber, and filling. Try lentil, kidney, red, black, garbanzo, pinto, etc.

8. Apples and oranges: Buy in a bag to get cheapest price, will stay good in the refrigerator for long periods of time.

9. Frozen vegetables: Can be fresher than non-frozen produce. Easily incorporated into other dishes, quickly cooked, and excellent source of nutrition.

10. Seeds: Many seeds can be purchased inexpensively, check the bulk food aisle. Flaxseeds are high in fiber and omega 3’s, sesame seeds are loaded with calcium, pumpkin seeds are high in protein and nutritional benefits.

11. Nuts: Purchase in the shell to get the cheapest price, or check the bulk aisle. Excellent source of protein, high in nutrition. There are many varieties: peanut, walnut, pecan, almond, cashew, pistachio, brazil, hazelnut.

To schedule your free Break-through Nutrition and Wellness :30 minute phone health consultation or sign up for my Superfoods 101 Nutrition and Cooking class, call Lisa at 212-243-4803.

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