By Sara Novak, Planet Green
You want to eat healthy but it costs too much. Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you’re trying to feed a family of four on the cheap, choosing nutrient dense eats without draining your wallet may seem like an impossible mission. But that’s not really the case. In fact, some of the healthiest foods in the world are cheap. I mean really cheap. Don’t believe me?
From veggies to whole grains and everywhere in between, we’ve got the best and brightest in superfoods for the taking. And what’s more, if food preparation is an issue, you’ll find easy and ridiculously delicious preparations as well.
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15 Superfoods For Under $20 (And How To Prepare Them)
At just over a dollar a bunch, kale is a member of the dark, leafy greens group. It’s loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B as well as calcium. Want to relieve depression? Eat kale.
This low cost cruciferous vegetable has it all. Cruciferous vegetables are known for a compound that neutralizes toxins in the liver and helps cleanse the system.
3. Winter Squash
Winter squash is only a few dollars a pound and when compared to the summer squash variety, it’s much better for you. They’re a good source of vitamin B6, which is important for the nervous and immune system, as well as folate for heart and pregnancy health. (See 10 ways to use gourds & winter squash.)