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Budget Foods

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When your budget is tight, it is time to cut some things out. Though, you can't cut out eating. That is a life essential; but you can still buy healthy, inexpensive food when you are on a limited budget. Reach for these:

  • Brown rice. It's high in fiber which slows down digestion, keeping that full feeling for a long time.

  • Beans. Buy them in bulk. They can be flavored with spices and herbs, as well as made into soups.

  • Potatoes. They contain 45 percent of our daily vitamin intake. They are also packed with fiber and potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.

  • Green veggies. Leafy greens are the way to go. Add broccoli, spinach, and kale to your grocery cart. All three protect against inflammation and disease.

  • Frozen veggies. They are typically as nutritious as fresh ones.

  • Peanut butter. This is a good source of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Yes, opt for store or generic brands. You will save more money that way.


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