Skip to content

Eating healthy on a budget

With the rising cost of food, eating healthy may seem like a luxury you can’t afford. But don’t head for the low quality, chemical covered options – use this list of inexpensive choices to guide your shopping. All are healthy for the whole family and won’t break the bank.
1. Canned wild-caught salmon and sardines: cold water fish as good sources of omega-3 fats, which are anti-inflammatory. Canned sockeye salmon is always wild-caught, and the edible bones in both salmon and sardines are a good source of calcium.
2. Kale and other dark, leafy greens: When it comes to getting maximum health benefits per calorie, dark leafy greens such as kale, mustard, collards and bok choy are excellent choices, they provide iron, calcium and folic acid with minimal calories.
3. Whole grains: Higher in fiber and complex carbohydrates than processed grains, choices like steel-cut oats, brown rice and barley are healthy grains that are affordable and versatile.
4. Sweet potatoes: A delicious root vegetable, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C – natural antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals – and are packed with micronutrients including carotenoids, copper and fiber.

Both comments and trackbacks are closed.
619-227-6338 Directions Contact/Schedule