How do you eat a nutritious diet while keeping your grocery bill low? The good news is that cheap eats aren’t necessarily unhealthy.
You can cut food costs by eating more meals at home and by making sure they feature some of the healthiest foods from your supermarket — foods like whole grains, vegetables, and beans.
Trader Joe’s Plain Yogurt
Each serving of this creamy yogurt packs 22 grams of protein, and you don’t have to worry about added sugars.
$4.99 for 32 oz.
You’ll love your morning toast, even more, when each slice comes packed with sprouted wheat, barley, millet, and lentils.
$4.47 per loaf
Dry Roasted Edamame
These snack packs contain just 100 calories a piece, so you don’t have to feel guilty about binging on these crunchy beans.
$5.83 for eight 0.79-oz. bags
Real Coco Organic Coconut Water
Healthy food stores often charge an arm and a leg for cartons of standard coconut water, but Costco sells a no-sugars-added brand in bulk.
$18.95 for 12 11.2 fl. oz. cartons
Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal
These whole-grain oats are just 160 calories per packet and is a great base for healthy toppings like fruit, honey, agave and beyond. The best part? No messy pot to clean up before work.
$3.49 for 8 1.4-oz. packets
Kashi Blueberry Waffles
Pass on the Eggos and try this healthier take on toaster waffles, made with fiber-rich whole grain flour.
$2.89 for 10.1 oz.
This jar has more healthy fats than typical peanut butter, plus vitamin E, iron, and calcium.
$7.99 for 16 oz.
Costco is the place to get high-quality honey at a serious discount; this stuff will last you through next year.
$26.99 for 3 8-oz. bears
Bacon is a notorious diet-killer, but this Trader Joe’s variety is made with lean boneless, skinless turkey meat, and isn’t treated with antibiotics.
$3.49 for 8 oz.