Thursday, January 3, 2019

15 NUTRITIOUS FOODS UNDER $2.00

Eating healthy doesn’t need to break the bank.  In fact eating healthy can be done easily, and on a tight budget.  
Here are 15 nutritious foods under $2.00!


1. Brown Rice- Great for side dishes, rice salads, fried rice, casseroles, soups and stews.

serving size 1/2 cup cooked rice 
(170 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.18 (Package approx. $1.89)

2. Whole-Wheat or Multigrain Pasta- Great for hot and cold pasta dishes.
Serving size- approx. 1 cup cooked pasta (200 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.24 (Package approx. $2.00)

3. 100% Whole Wheat Bread- Great for hot and cold sandwiches, garlic toast, and side dish.
Serving size- 1-2 slices (approx. 120 calories)
Price per serving- $0.20 (package approx. $1.99 on sale)

4. Nonfat Greek Yogurt - Great for a quick snack, parfaits and smoothies.
Serving size- 1 cup (approx. 150 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.89

5. Old-Fashioned Oats- Great for hot cereal, granola, crumb toppings and muffins.
Serving size- 1/2 cup (150 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.13 (Package approx. $1.99)

6. Frozen Vegetables- Great for side dishes, casseroles and stews.
Serving size- 1 cup (approx. 82 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.25 (Package approx. $1.89)

7. Sweet Potato- Great for baked potatoes, baked french fries, breakfast potatoes, salads, casseroles and stews.
Serving size- 1 medium potato (approx. 114 calories)
Price per serving- $0.60 
8. Fresh Bagged Spinach- Great for quick salads, egg dishes, casseroles, omelets, soups and stews.
Serving size- 4 cups (main dish) (20 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.70 (under $2.00 for package on sale)

9. Canned Beans- Great for burritos, nachos, dips, enchiladas, meat replacement, tacos or quick side dishes.
Serving size- 1/2 cup (140 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.30 (approx. $0.90 per can) 

10. Canned Tuna Fish - Great for sandwiches, casseroles, salads and served with crackers.
Serving size- 3 oz. (1/2 can) (60 calories)
Price per serving- $0.55 (approx. $1.10 per can)

11. Canned or Jarred Marinara Sauce - Great for pasta dishes, pizza, casseroles, appetizers, italian sandwiches and stews.
Serving size- 1/2 cup (90 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.28 (bottle approx. $1.89)

12. Whole-Wheat Pita Bread- Great for making pizzas, flatbread, hot or cold sandwiches.
Serving size- 1 pocket (140 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.55 

13. Egg- Great for breakfast, snacks, omelet, quiches, and casseroles.
Serving size - 1 egg (78 calories) 
Price per serving- (approx. $0.16) (1 dozen approx. $1.92)

14. Frozen Edamame (soybeans)- great for snacks, appetizers, side dishes, added to fried rice, stews and casseroles.
Serving size- 1/2 cup shelled edamame, (90 calories)
Price per serving- approx. $0.56

15. Dried Lentils- Great for casseroles, salads, stews, soups and more.
Serving size- 1/4 cup dried lentils (120 calories)
Price per serving- $0.10

Incorporate these nutritious, inexpensive food items into your meals for a healthy nutrient packed menu your family will all benefit from!


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