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The Healthiest Foods to Buy on a Tight Food Budget

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When times are tight, it is sometimes hard to know what to buy when shopping for groceries. There are many healthy foods to turn to that are very affordable, and can be used in various ways.

Brown Rice - Brown rice is considered to be healthier choice than it's white counterpart. It contains a high amount of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is considered a whole grain, and helps with weight loss. Brown rice can be added to many different meals, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

Beans- There are many kinds of beans available such as black beans, red beans, and kidney beans. They can be used in soups, chilis, and other recipes. They are also super affordable when bought in bulk. They will also keep you full for a long period of time because they will expand with liquid, and bulk up a meal.

Potatoes- A 5 or 10 pound bag of potatoes only cost a few dollars, and will really help you stretch a dollar. They are very versatile, and can be used in many different ways. They are rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium.

Green Vegetables- There are many types of affordable green vegetables that are also very healthy. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale. Green vegetables are filled with nutrients, and can be cooked in many different ways.

Frozen Vegetables- A bag of frozen veggies costs only a dollar or two. Some fresh vegetables are only available a few months a year. Buying them frozen not only saves money, they are available the entire year. They are still quite healthy, and there is less waste because they don't go bad like fresh vegetables do.

Peanut Butter- Peanut butter is very high in protein, vitamins and minerals. While some people think that peanut butter is high in fat, it is a healthy fat. It is high in fiber, and will boost energy levels.

Being a smart shopper means that you can not only eat healthy, but you can stay in budget as well.



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