Want to eat healthy every day, but not sure if you can avoid it? It’s a sad fact that it can sometimes be cheaper to buy unhealthy food – but if you buy fresh ingredients and prepare your food yourself, you’ll actually find it’s far more affordable than you thought.
As long as you’re committed to preparing and cooking your food, there’s no reason why you can’t eat extremely well while spending very little at the same time. To help you out, we’ve prepared a list of the 12 cheapest and healthy foods that you can use to make healthy meals each day. Take a look and see what you can create!
Lentils are filling, versatile, and really inexpensive. You’ll spend between $1 and $1.49 for one pound of lentils, making them extremely cost effective.
Lentils are native to Asia and can be used in a wide range of dishes. They’re also packed full of vitamin B, iron and even vitamin C. Cook them and eat them with soup or prepare them with meat or vegetables – they’re seriously versatile and seriously tasty.