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30 Healthy Foods That Don't Break the Bank

Brown Rice

Brown rice is incredibly cheap. It also lasts for ages in your pantry, making it a great food to keep on standby.

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Whole Grain Pasta

Whole grain pasta is another food that will not go bad. It’s a very filling foundation for a healthy meal.

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Whole Wheat Bread

Whole wheat bread is cheap and great for healthy sandwiches and toast. While it does spoil within a week or so, it can be stored in the freezer and unthawed and toasted.

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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is high in protein and very versatile. Eat it with fruit for a healthy breakfast or use it as a healthier substitute for sour cream.

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Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Frozen fruits and vegetables are great because you can keep them on hand without worrying about spoilage. You can stir-fry the veggies, steam them, or blend the fruit up into tasty smoothies.

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Broccoli

Broccoli is cheap and a great source of vitamins. You can eat broccoli raw or toss it in a little oil, salt, and pepper, and roast it in the oven!

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a cheap vitamin-packed alternative for baked potatoes. They’re also great roasted.

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Sweet potatoes are a cheap vitamin-packed alternative for baked potatoes. They’re also great roasted.

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Canned Vegetables

Canned vegetables will last forever, so you can keep an assortment on hand in your pantry.

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Canned vegetables will last forever, so you can keep an assortment on hand in your pantry.
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Carrots

For a fresh vegetable, carrots last quite a while in the refrigerator. They are a great vitamin-packed snack for when you’re craving something crunchy.

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For a fresh vegetable, carrots last quite a while in the refrigerator. They are a great vitamin-packed snack for when you’re craving something crunchy.

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Oatmeal

Oatmeal is another dry food that is easy to store in the pantry. It can be used in baking or eaten as a warm and hearty breakfast.

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Dried Beans

Dried beans have a long shelf life and are great for keeping around to throw in soups and chilis.

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Dried Lentils

Lentils are a great source of fiber and protein. Since they are dried, you can store them indefinitely in an airtight container in your pantry.

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Lentils are a great source of fiber and protein. Since they are dried, you can store them indefinitely in an airtight container in your pantry.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is often classified as a superfood because it is a healthy whole grain that is also a great source of protein.

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Quinoa is often classified as a superfood because it is a healthy whole grain that is also a great source of protein.

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Canned Tuna

Canned tuna is a cheap form of protein. Keep it on hand to pair with whole grain crackers for a quick snack.

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Pork

Pork is a relatively cheap fresh meat option. Pork loins, chops, and roast area all good lean options.

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Pork is a relatively cheap fresh meat option. Pork loins, chops, and roast area all good lean options.

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Chicken

Chicken is probably the number one go-to for a cheap high protein meal. Eat it grilled, baked, or shredded.

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Chicken is probably the number one go-to for a cheap high protein meal. Eat it grilled, baked, or shredded.

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Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein and a quick and easy meal option.

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Eggs are rich in protein and a quick and easy meal option.

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Cottage Cheese

Although it can be high in salt, cottage cheese is loaded with protein and makes a great snack by itself. It's also great paired with fresh fruit or jam.

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Baby Spinach

Ditch the iceberg lettuce and grab a bag of baby spinach for a vitamin-rich salad. Baby spinach tends to be cheaper than other bagged salad varieties.

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Canned Beans

Canned beans have a long shelf life and are much quicker to prepare than the dried version. Beans are loaded with fiber and a good source of vegetable protein.

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Peanuts

For a nut, peanuts are relatively cheap. They contain nutrients like protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.

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For a nut, peanuts are relatively cheap. They contain nutrients like protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.

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Tofu

For meat and non-meat eaters alike, tofu is a great cheap option for adding protein to your diet. It is extremely versatile and makes a great meat replacement.

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For meat and non-meat eaters alike, tofu is a great cheap option for adding protein to your diet. It is extremely versatile and makes a great meat replacement.

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Bananas

Bananas are a great portable snack that even comes in their own neat little package!

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Apples

Apples are cheap, portable, and make a great, filling snack when paired with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Apples are cheap, portable, and make a great, filling snack when paired with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Oranges

Oranges are another affordable fruit option. They are a great way to get your vitamin C.

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Oranges are another affordable fruit option. They are a great way to get your vitamin C.

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Kale

Kale is a vitamin-packed superfood. You can sauté it to eat as a side or incorporate it into other dishes for added nutrients.

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Dried Cranberries

If you're craving something cheap and sweet, grab a handful of dried cranberries.

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Popcorn

Popcorn is an incredibly cheap and healthy snack as long as you avoid loading it down with butter.

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Popcorn is an incredibly cheap and healthy snack as long as you avoid loading it down with butter.

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Frozen Edamame

Steam and salt edamame for a quick snack. Edamame contains protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.

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Steam and salt edamame for a quick snack. Edamame contains protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.

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Onions

Onions are affordable and add a ton of flavor to dishes. Chop them up and add them to a salad to really pack a flavorful punch.

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Onions are affordable and add a ton of flavor to dishes. Chop them up and add them to a salad to really pack a flavorful punch.

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