By Dana Angelo White
FoodNetwork Q: New school supplies and other
routine fall expenses put a dent in my budget, so I'm looking for
healthy foods that don't cost a mint. Any ideas?
A: It's a common myth that healthy foods come with a high
price tag. Here are 10 foods overflowing with nutrients that won't
bust your grocery budget.
1: Non-Fat, Plain Greek Yogurt
Cost: $1 per 6-ounce
Greek yogurt has a thicker texture and tangier flavor than
regular yogurt and that's a good thing! It's also high in calcium,
probiotics and contains no added sugar.
2: Whole-Grain Pasta
Cost: $2.29 per pound
You can feed four to six people with a pound of pasta, so
it's an excellent, budget-friendly option.
Cost: $0.39 each
You can't beat a healthy snack that costs less than 50 cents!
4: Brown Rice
Cost: $1.40 per pound
A little goes a long way -- 1/3 cup dry rice cooks up to 1
5: Frozen Peas
Cost: $2.19 per pound
Peas are nutrient-rich legumes. One cup has 6 grams of fiber,
7 grams of protein and more than half a day's worth of vitamin A --
all for only 100 calories.