10 Food Items Which Would Make Your Meals Healthier While On Budget

Whenever I think of eating healthy, I am bogged down by the high prices of healthy food, be it berries, nuts, quinoa or any other food item I hear about in various articles on the internet. You might have also come across the same problem. It is no doubt that all these healthy food advertised everywhere come with a hefty price tag and can finish off your monthly budget in a matter of 1-2 weeks. Keeping this problem in mind, we have brought to you a list of food items which would help you to eat healthy while on a budget.

Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein and hard-boiled eggs should be a part of your breakfast. These not only facilitate easy weight loss but also keep your heart healthy.

Beans

These contain a substantial amount of fiber and also a variety of vitamins, minerals along with iron, magnesium, and potassium.

Lentils

Lentils are very much a part of vegetarian Indian diet. They are an inexpensive way to get a truckload of nutrients. They’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and potassium.

Spinach

Spinach is rich in Vitamin K and is great for your bone health. It is also rich in immune-boosting Vitamin A, C, folate, and manganese.

Bananas

One of the cheapest fruits, these contain enough fiber, a variety of important vitamins and minerals such as important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese.

Oranges

In winters, you can enjoy the sweet and sour oranges which contain Vitamin C and other antioxidants and lots of other nutrients, including B vitamins, calcium, and potassium.

Apples

An apple a day on its own can’t keep the doctor away. Nonetheless, apples provide vitamin C, B vitamins and trace minerals, as well as several antioxidants. Eating them regularly may help lower inflammation in the body, which is a major risk factor for several chronic diseases.

Chicken

If you are a non-vegetarian, chicken is a great source of lean, low-fat protein which can help in muscle growth and development.

Sweet Potatoes

I bet that this one must be a sweet surprise for you. They are particularly high in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. Just one sweet potato provides 369% of your daily need for vitamin A. They also contain a decent amount of B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

Chickpeas

You can use it to make ‘Chole’ or ‘Hummus’. It serves as a great way to provide you with a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as a decent amount of fiber and protein. The filling effect of protein and fiber keeps you full all day long.

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