I am often asked to share tips for healthy eating on a very tight budget. On this week’s Green Goddess blog, I’ve listed my top five (very) cheap and healthy foods.
Perfect for: Breakfast
What's a serving? One to three bananas
Price per serving: One for 30 cents, or three for $1
What’s in it for you: Each banana has 100 calories, 12 percent of daily potassium and 20 percent of daily Vitamin B-6. Yes, bananas do have sugar and starch, but guess what? So do cereals, pop-tarts and even bagels! If you’re looking to do some carb-loading during the first part of the day, skip the processed sugars and go for nature’s sweet treat instead. If you want to slow down the sugar release, smear a few teaspoons of nut butter on the banana.
Perfect for: Side dishes, sandwiches (use cabbage leaves instead of bread), soups and stews.
What's a serving? One cup
Price per serving: 20 cents. You can get cabbage for $1 a pound.
What’s in it for you: 17 calories and two grams of fiber. Cabbage is excellent for liver support – our largest detox organ. When you liver is happy, you’ll have more energy, and your skin will boast a youthful glow.
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