It is possible to make good for your body food choices on the cheap. These superfoods give you a big nutritional boost without busting your budget. What’s more, they are versatile so you can enjoy them anytime.
Although a temporary shortage has caused a recent price spike, avocados are still a good value. Not only do you get the creamy taste you get a good dose of fiber, which will help you feel fuller longer and maybe slimmer, too. Avocados have more than 20 vitamins and minerals that do everything from boost heart health, improve cholesterol levels, strengthen bones and reduce risk of chronic illness.
What’s a summer picnic or barbeque without corn? Perfect for Memorial Day and all season long, corn is full of antioxidants that protect your health. Bite into an ear for fiber, vitamin A, B and E. You’ll also get folic acid, magnesium, zinc, iron and copper all in a super affordable package.
Grow your own or pick it up on the cheap at your local grocer or farmer’s market. Enjoy zucchini grilled, spiralized or baked and stuffed. Your body will love the calcium, B vitamins, zinc, protein, phosphorous and potassium. Your budget will love the great price.
They aren’t just for breakfast or snacks. Enjoy them in savory recipes, too. Blueberries are chock full of antioxidants and protect against inflammation, which is harmful to the body overtime. They may also help reduce the risk of diabetes. Blueberries also have fiber, potassium and vitamin C. You get a big nutrient boost in a small package without ruining your budget.
It’s in season and its good for you too. Watermelon has lycopene, which you can also get from tomatoes. It also has amino acids you need, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. Buy a small one for yourself or a big one for the crowd. Watermelon is mostly water so it offers sweet refreshment without costing you too many calories or bucks.
Buy dried or canned, either way you’ll get a great deal. Beans are versatile, low in calories and fat, and great in salads for healthy, low-calorie meals. Also, try making them into dips to get in more fiber. Enjoy with vegetables, pita or baked chips.
Enjoy out of hand or in salad, in oatmeal, smoothies and more. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, which strengthen your immune system and boosts collagen for healthy skin. They’re fat free and full of antioxidants so you can be sweet to your body on the cheap.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to break the bank. Buy in season, look for sales, visit local farmer’s markets or consider joining a food co-op. After all, you are what you eat. Eat what does your body good.