The most common excuse I hear from college and graduate students for not eating as healthfully as they'd like, is the idea that "healthy food is expensive". While it is true that some higher quality food comes with a higher price, absolutely NOT all healthy food is expensive. In fact, some of the healthiest foods out there are the cheapest!
Below I have a list of affordable options that you can find anywhere from the convenience store to your laptops! What are some of your favorite cheap, healthy foods? Leave me a comment!
Incredibly nutritious source of carbohydrates and fiber. Rich in antioxidants and great source of quick energy - but energy that lasts for hours. Shelf life is very long! I like to buy single-serving packets or little containers like these to help with portion control.
Protein packed and full of healthy fats. Long shelf life and can be eaten as a snack or added to meals for texture. I like to buy nuts in single-serving packages, even if it's a bit more expensive, to help with portion control. Nuts may seem expensive from first glance, but they keep you FULL for a long time - so you don't waste $$ buying a second snack!
Talk about cheap! High in antioxidants and fiber. Very versatile and affordable food to have in the pantry. Long shelf life and can easily be incorporated into dishes.