With the absurdity of a 16oz green juice costing more than $10, you might think eating healthy requires a second job. But that's not the case at all, if you know what to buy. To give you a little help adding some new options after "chips" and "seven tubs of ice cream" on your grocery list, nutritionists told us their favorite cheap, healthy foods.
Old-fashioned oats reduce the risk of terrible things like heart disease and diabetes by lowering cholesterol levels. And if anything else, they're just damn satisfying, especially during the colder months.
"We always recommend stocking the pantry with whole oats. Add them to a fruit smoothie and you've just boosted your fiber intake for the day," says Lara Felton, MBA RDN.
Obviously the fresh version is ideal, but if you're new to the healthy-eating game, buying fresh produce that may go bad in the fridge is as good as throwing money away. Frozen veggies are the next best thing to the fresh version, especially for getting out-of-season varieties.