Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just an interesting article...

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/cheap-healthy-15-nutritious-foods-about-2-dollars

This article was on the front page of Yahoo today and it lists 15 foods that are cheap yet healthy. All these foods are great for those on a budget. I noticed that 12 out of 15 on this list are vegan, hooray!

I'll list them here for quick reference:

1. Brown Rice (lovely!)
2. Whole Grain Pasta (whole wheat or brown rice is good.)
3. Whole Wheat Bread (for toast and sandwiches)
4. Whole Wheat Flour (baking cakes, cookies, pancakes...)
5. Oats (breakfast!)
6. Frozen Veggies (great when you can't always afford fresh.)
7. Potatoes (cheap dinner: baked potato in the microwave with steamed veggies and margarine.)
8. Fresh Bagged Spinach (make a quick salad tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.)
9. Canned Refried Beans (make sure it's vegetarian!)
10. Canned Tuna Replace with Chickpeas!
11. Canned/Jarred Marinara Sauce (make sure there's no dairy in the ingredients.)
12. Whole Wheat Pita
13. Nulaid Reddi Eggs (what?) Replace with Tofu!
14. Frozen Edamame (Soybeans)
15. Canned Crabmeat Replace with beans or tofu!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for the great grocery list.

Jeni Treehugger said...

How cool is that!

Dawn said...

What a great little list. I spent more than I wanted last week, so this week I was planning on eating from the freezer and pantry staples that I have here and most of those things are on that list! It's a good reminder that we dont always have to spend a lot to eat well.

I'd like to add...kale. It's only 99c/lb around here and a pound of kale is a lot. Packs a lot of nutrients for not much money