One of the excuses trotted out for not eating healthy is that it is not affordable or that one does not have the time to make elaborate healthy meals.
However, according to Health.com it is still possible to buy convenience foods that they call the “healthiest, tastiest and most affordable edibles.”Here is a sample:
- Lean Cuisine’s Thai-Style Noodles with Chicken costs 3.49 dollars. This is a frozen entree with just 310 calories and 7 grams of fat. Look for it when you go grocery shopping next.
- Amy’s Teriyaki Wrap is 2.79 dollars. It is 310 calories, and has brown rice, tofu and organic veggies so can be obtained from health food stores as well as the grocery store.
- Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley Roasted Garlic is 2.29 dollars. This is a quick meal, one serving has 200 calories and 3 grams of fat can make a good side dish.
- La Tortilla Factory Hand Made Style Chipotle Corn Tortillas are 2.49 dollars for 8 and can substitute unhealthy white bread. Plus the authentic flavor, with 5 grams of protein and 90 calories each make them a good buy.
And if you still think that healthy eating is expensive, try and calculate what unhealthy eating is going to cost in the long run: think of lifestyle related disease, health care costs and related expenses!