Healthy foods do not need to be expensive and it is a myth that healthy nutrition is a luxury. When it comes to cooking yummy and healthy meals for your family you just need to know which foods to pick up from the supermarket so we compiled a list of the top 10 healthy foods to buy on a budget (other than our Goodness Superfoods products):
Bananas: One banana is packed with fibre, vitamin C and B6 as well as Potassium. Unless a whole banana harvest is wiped out by the Australian weather, bananas are an inexpensive snack on the go or in your breakfast cereal.
Canned Whole Tomatoes: Okay arguably not a stand alone food but canned tomatoes should be a staple food in your pantry anyway. This versatile ingredient forms a great base for soups, sauces, stews and more. One cup of canned whole peeled tomatoes is rich in vitamin C and B6, fibre and potassium.
Carrots: Crunchy carrots can be consumed raw but are also great in roasted, boiled, in soups and in other foods. One cup of raw carrot sticks are rich in vitamin A, C and K as well as fibre and potassium.
Frozen Spinach: Spinach is one of the best foods you can buy and it can be easily added to salads, soups, sauces or eaten as a side dish. Frozen spinach is a bit cheaper than fresh spinach and also easier to store. It is very rich in vitamin A, B6, C, E and K as well as packed with fibre, calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium and selenium.
Lentils: Similar to spinach, lentils are very nutritious and good for you. One quarter cup of (unprepared) lentils is a good source of fibre, iron, protein, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Peanut Butter: smooth or crunchy, peanut butter is a yummy on its own or on wholemeal bread or in biscuits. Although high in (good) fat and calories, peanut butter is packed with fibre, protein, vitamin E and magnesium.