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10 Natural Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

Daily Health Tips update for July 10:

Eating healthy, nutritious foods can sometimes give you sticker shock at the checkout. When you plan your menus around these staple items, you can stick to your budget without sacrificing your commitment toward healthy eating and quality food.
  1. Peanut Butter: This popular pantry item offers protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Use organic peanut butter in snacks, sandwiches, sauces, dips and baked goods.
  2. Oatmeal: This grain helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Use in baked goods, breakfast and to stretch ground meat dishes.
  3. Eggs: Eggs are a good source of lean protein, and also contain vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus. Use them in omelets, frittatas and salads.
  4. Apple: This fruit is a good source of vitamin C and is full of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Eat as a snack or use in salads and baked goods.
  5. Sweet Potatoes: These fiber-filled spuds are very filling and a source of vitamins A and B6. Use them in both main and side dishes.
  6. Frozen Vegetables: They provide fiber and an array of nutrients, depending on which veggies you buy. Use them in side dishes and casseroles.
  7. Beans: This tasty staple provides lean protein that’s full of fiber, calcium, folic acid and iron and other minerals. Use in salads and stews, veggie burgers, as side dishes, and even in healthy desserts!
  8. Brown Rice: Brown rice is a whole grain and a source of vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese. Use it in soups, salads and side dishes.
  9. Canned Tuna: This fish is a healthful lean protein and contains omega-3 fatty acids. Use it in sandwiches, casseroles and salads.
  10. Spinach: This leafy green is loaded with vitamins A, C, K and folic acid, as well as manganese. Use it in salads, pasta dishes, casseroles, soups and stews.
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