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50 Healthy Foods That Cost Less Than $1 Per Pound

Think it costs more to eat healthy? Savings expert Jeff Yeager begs to differ

  •  Apples – One a day keeps the cheapskate away.
  •  Bananas – Potassium for pennies.
  •  Barley – A tasty alternative to rice and potatoes.
  •  Beans – Canned or dried, there are kidney, pinto, navy, black, red, and many more.
  •  Bok choy – Steam and serve with a little soy sauce.
  •  Broccoli – Yes, a store special. Usually closer to $2 per pound.
  •  Bulgur wheat – Try it in pilaf or in a tabouleh salad.
  •  Cabbage – Green, red, and napa.
  •  Carrots – Raw or steamed; rich in carotenes, healthy antioxidants.
  •  Celery – Stir-fry it for a change.
  •  Chicken – Whole or various parts, on sale.
  •  Chickpeas – AKA "garbanzo beans."
  •  Cornmeal – Polenta is all the rage these days, but I loved it 40 years ago when Mom called it "cornmeal mush."
  •  Cucumbers – Try peeling, seeding, and steaming with a little butter and salt.
  •  Daikon radish – My new favorite raw veggie.
  •  Eggs – Don't overdo them, but eggs provide high-quality protein and still cost about $1 per pound.
  •  Green beans – Frozen, but fresh are sometimes on sale for under $1 a pound.
  •  Greens – Kale, mustard, and collard greens are rich in vitamins and a good source of fiber.

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