How To Coupon: 10 Healthiest Foods for Under $1

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Most of us spent — and ate — more than we anticipated over the holidays. We need look no further than this list, created by dieticians Laura Stadler and Barry Swanson, to get our budgets and waistlines back. Behold, the Top Ten Healthiest Foods for under $1! (As an added bonus, we’ve linked to healthy recipes that feature each.)

 

Resolve to incorporate these foods into your weekly meal plans, and you and your wallet should be back in shape in no time for a happy new year indeed!

 

 

1. Lentils At 11 cents per serving, lentils are a good source of iron, folic acid and vitamin B6.

 

2. Kiwis 50 cents each, this fruit is rich in vitamins C and E and potassium.

 

3. Canned salmon Just under a dollar a serving, salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

 

4. Bananas Bananas can be found for 20 cents each and are loaded with fiber, vitamins C and B6 and potassium.

 

5. Oatmeal Typically 20 cents per serving, high-fiber oatmeal is credited with reducing cholesterol.

 

6. Brown rice Less than 20 cents a serving, brown rice has a low glycemic index, to give you a steady source of energy all day.

 

7. Navel oranges Citrus is in season, and optimal oranges are about 95 cents each. They’re high in vitamin C, folate and potassium.

 

8. Baby carrots These are just chopped up carrots, washed and buffed — but who cares! They’re usually about 25 cents a handful, and high in vitamin A.

 

9. Air-popped popcorn At 40 cents a serving, air-popped popcorn is a low-cal version of other high-fat and high-sodium varieties.

 

10. Chickpeas Add these to salads or soups for 31 cents a serving and lots of low-fat protein.

 

 

 

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions

(and your budget) —

Check out more cheap & healthy foods!

 

 

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