Eating Healthfully and Affordably

Eating Healthfully and Affordably

When trying to shop for “healthy” foods, many people have the misconception that healthy foods are expensive. Here are some healthy food suggestions from the American Dietetic Association that will help you eat well and stay on your budget:
– Fruits (fresh, frozen, or canned in light juice) – berries, oranges, grapefruits, bananas, apples, peaches, mixed fruit, watermelon, plums, melons, pears, raisins, dried fruits
– Vegetables
(fresh, frozen, or canned with no salt added) – fresh spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, canned string beans, frozen broccoli, cauliflower, collards, romaine lettuce, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, squash, turnip greens
– Grains – oatmeal, cold whole grain breakfast cereals, whole wheat or whole grain bread and crackers, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, popcorn
– Protein – beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs, fresh or frozen fish (cod, tuna, salmon, catfish)
– Alternative protein foods – tofu, beans (black, garbanzo, pinto, kidney), black-eyed peas, hummus, nuts, seeds, peanut butter – (if you have diabetes, keep in mind that beans, peas, and hummus contain carbohydrates)
– Dairy and Non-dairy – low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, low-fat cheese, soy milk, yogurt, cheese

For more on healthy eating, check out: www.eatright.org