Supercheap Superfoods Shopping List

You can eat healthy on a budget by loading up on these inexpensive staples. Your wallet and waistline will thank you.

Supercheap Superfoods Shopping List

Not all superfoods are super-expensive! You can eat healthy on a budget by loading up on these inexpensive staples. Your wallet and waistline will thank you.

Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber and contain much more vitamin A than regular potatoes. Incorporating them into your diet may help balance blood sugar and boost immunity. The best part? They cost about 27 cents per half-cup!

Oatmeal

At just 24 cents per cup and loaded with LDL-lowering soluble fiber, oatmeal is one of your best bets for breakfast.

Bananas

Loaded with heart-friendly potassium and healthy prebiotics, bananas are the perfect snack food at around 39 cents per serving! For all-day energy, try this on-the-go banana-oat breakfast.

Canned Salmon

Not only is canned salmon packed with omega-3s and B vitamins, it's much cheaper than fresh salmon at just $1 per 2.5 ounce serving.

Beans and Lentils

Both lentils and beans are packed with satiating fiber and protein. At approximately 15 cents per cup, they're the perfect pantry staple.

Eggs

From essential vitamins to protein, eggs are loaded with a host of important nutrients. All for about 17 cents a serving! Get these benefits all-day long with this easy omelet.

Cabbage

Packed with vitamins C and K, cabbage may help protect against a host of cancers and at around 27 cents per cup you can really load up!

Almonds

Craving crunch? Healthy and inexpensive, almonds are the way to go. Rich in vitamin E and satiating fiber, these nuts will only set you back about 63 cents per one-ounce serving.

Black and Green Tea

Instead of sipping on expensive and sugar-packed juices, start drinking antioxidant-rich tea! At around 10 cents per tea bag, it's hard to find a better deal. Learn more about the health benefits of tea!

Natural Peanut Butter

Peanut butter isn't just for kids anymore! At just 21 cents for two tablespoons, natural peanut butter in moderation is a good source of healthy fat for people of any age.

Carrots

This good source of vitamin A couldn't be more affordable at 25 cents per cup.

Please note that all costs are approximate and will vary.

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