Following a healthy diet can be a challenge. It’s hard to know what to eat. How do you choose among all of the vegetables, fruits, dairy, and whole-grain products at the grocery store? What’s the best way to cut out extra sugar, fat, and sodium? And how do you afford to eat healthy? Anyone who’s walked into a Whole Foods or health-food store knows healthy foods can get expensive.
Fortunately, you can find many cheap, nutritious foods — at least if you know where to look. Read on to check out some of our favorite healthy foods you can buy for less than $1 nationwide.
1. Greek yogurt
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s national dairy report, Greek yogurt costs an average of $0.98 for a 4- to 6-ounce container. Even cheaper? Regular yogurt, which averages just $0.53 for that same 4- to 6-ounce pack. Either way, yogurt makes a healthy but delicious food to eat at breakfast or for a snack. Greek yogurt, specifically, packs a lot of protein. And you can even cook with yogurt by using it in sauces or in place of fats in baked goods.