Eating healthy foods is sometimes challenging. I hear it all the time from people, “eating healthy is too expensive.” Really? I eat extremely healthy and I bet my weekly food bill is less than theirs!
It’s completely inaccurate to think that healthy food is more expensive. More expensive than what? The processed, low nutrition, high-calorie convenience foods and junk foods you usually buy?
You can keep your waist trim and give your health a boost by adding some healthy foods to your weekly grocery list, without breaking the bank!
Here are 3:
- Sweet Potatoes. If you are eating white potatoes, make the switch to yummy and nutritious sweet potatoes instead. Toss one in the oven to bake or make a delicious soup, the possibilities are endless. They taste delicious and well, sweet. You may also see them called yams, another type of sweet potato. Coming in at about 140 calories, depending on size, sweet potatoes are high in iron, vitamins A and C, thiamine and beta-carotene.
- Brown rice. OK, if you are still eating white rice, please continue reading. The nutrients in brown rice far exceed what you get in white rice. You get nutrients like magnesium, manganese, and zinc and a single two pound bag serves up 20 helpings of it! You pay pennies per serving for high nutritional value. You end up paying more for white rice because it’s usually the instant type and you pay for convenience. It’s easy to make a batch of brown rice and store it in the fridge.
- Beans. This nutritious food comes in so many varieties, you won’t get bored. The price is right whether you get the dried or canned beans. There are so many recipes you can make with beans too! At the very least, you can toss them into a healthy salad for even greater benefits. Beans are high in fiber and amino acids too!
So next time you are at the food market reaching for convenience foods, junk food or processed foods, keep in mind that you are actually paying MORE for those foods and getting the lowest amount of nutritional value available in the highest number of calories. It also helps if you plan meals ahead of time.