10 Healthy Foods Under $1
Even with rising food prices, it's possible to shop for healthy foods without spending a fortune.
Most of us don't need to hear it or read it ... we have felt it in our
wallets every time we've gone to the grocery store. But just because food
prices are rising doesn't mean you can't make healthy food choices.
The good news is that many foods that are good for you are also cheap. Here
is our list of the top healthy foods you can find in your grocery store for
under a dollar.
Prices may vary based on the store, location, and time of year.
Great for: Snacks, green salads, main dish salads, and fruit
What's a serving? 1 large apple.
Price per serving: About $1. Apples sell for about $1.99 per pound,
and an extra large crisp apple weighs about 1/2 pound.
Nutrition Info per serving: 117 calories, 5 grams fiber, 17% Daily
Value for vitamin C, and 7% Daily Value for potassium.
Great for: Snacks and fruit salads, yogurt parfaits, and
What's a serving? 1 banana.
Price per serving: About 45 cents. Bananas sell for about $0.89 per
pound, and a large banana weighs about 1/2 pound
Nutrition Info per serving: 121 calories, 3.5 grams fiber, 14% Daily
Value for potassium (487 mg), 20% Daily Value for vitamin C.
3. Baby Carrots (in bags)
Great for: Snacks, casseroles, stews, veggie platters, and side
What's a serving? About 1/2 cup or 2 ounces raw.
Price per serving: 19 cents. A 16-ounce bag costs about $1 on sale
and contains about 8 servings (2 ounces each).
Nutrition Info per serving: 27 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 200% Daily
Value for vitamin A, and 7% Daily Value for vitamin C.
4. Canned Beans
Great for: Green salads, casseroles, stews, and chili. Types of beans
range from 50% less sodium kidney beans and black beans to white beans and
What's a serving? Each can contains about 3.5 (1/2-cup) servings.
Price per serving: About 28 cents. You can buy a 15-ounce can for
about $1 on sale.
Nutrition Info per serving: About 120 calories (for kidney beans), 7
grams protein, 6 grams fiber, and 6% Daily Value for calcium,
and 10% Daily Value for iron.
5. Canned Tomatoes
Great for: Italian and Mexican recipes, chili, stew, and casseroles. Flavor options
range from no-salt-added sliced stewed tomatoes to diced tomatoes with garlic
and olive oil.
What's a serving? One can contains about 3.5 (1/2-cup) servings.
Price per serving: About 28 cents. You can buy a 14.5-ounce can for
about $1 on sale (often less for store brands).
Nutrition Info per serving: About 25 calories, 1 gram fiber, 10%
Daily Value of vitamin A, and 15% Daily Value of vitamin C.