11. Canned or Jarred Marinara Sauce
Great for: Pasta dishes, pizza, casseroles, appetizers, Italian sandwiches, and stews.
What's a serving? 1/2 cup.
Price per serving: About 28 cents. You can buy a 24 or 28-ounce jar or can of marinara or pasta sauce for $1.67.
Nutrition info per serving: A serving of meatless pasta sauce has around 90 calories, 2 grams fiber, 15% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, and 10% of the Daily Value for vitamin C.
12. Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Great for: Making pizzas, flatbread appetizers, and hot or cold sandwiches.
What's a serving? 1 pita pocket.
Price per serving: 30 to 55 cents. You can buy a 12-ounce package of 6 pita breads for $1.79 at Trader Joe's or $3.29 at a supermarket.
Nutrition info per serving: One pita contains 140 calories, 4 grams fiber, and 6 grams of protein.
13. Store-Brand Egg Substitute
Great for: Making quick omelets or as an ingredient in fried rice. You can also blend half egg substitute and half eggs to make quiches, frittatas, egg casseroles.
What's a serving? 1/4 cup.
Price per serving: 25 to 37 cents. You can buy a 16-ounce carton for $1.99 to $2.99 at Trader Joe's and supermarkets.
14. Frozen Edamame (Soybeans)
Great for: Snacks and appetizers or as a side dish with your meal. If the edamame are shelled (without pods), you can easily add them to fried rice, stews, casseroles, and more.
What's a serving? 1/2 cup shelled edamame.
Price per serving: 56 cents. You can buy a 16-ounce bag of organic edamame in pods at a supermarket for $2.79 or edamame in pods at Trader Joe's for $1.79.
Nutrition info per serving: 90 calories, 10 grams protein, 8 grams fiber, 10% of the Daily Value for iron, and 6% of the Daily Value for calcium.