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eating healthy on a budget

I want to eat healthy but fresh fruit and veggies cost so much. so i was wonder what are somethings i could buy that are healthy but don't cost so much.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Steamable vegetables in the frozen section. They make good meals by themselves but you can even cook up noodles and or rice to go with. :-)

    Answer by ashleyaction at 6:23 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • frozen veggies are still good since they were frozen at the peak of ripeness. Brown rice vs. white rice. Wheat vs. white. Sweet potato fries vs. traditional. ground turkey vs. beef. Adding veggies or beans to your meat to cut calories and cost.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:23 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Frozen are a great choice, and learn what fruits and veggies are in season. Right now citrus fruits are in season, and bananas have been a good buy here. Carrots, and cabbage are always reasonably priced, and lettuce has been very affordable where I live. Watch your food ads, and don't be afraid to try something may love it!!

    Answer by ohwrite at 6:28 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • You can get frozen fruit and veggies at a pretty good price.

    Answer by Peajewel at 7:32 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • frozen is a good way to go

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 8:00 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Look into local farmer mkts and co-ops, that is the best way to save and still get good fresh foods!

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:21 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Farmers market and frozen fruits and veggies.

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Farmers markets have agreat prices, your local grocery store, I also like getting the steam fresh ones in the frozen isle

    Answer by sstepph at 9:04 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Dried beans are very cheap and are also extremely versatile

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 9:23 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I agree with the above posters. Dried beans and frozen veggies are very cheap. Also, look for sales on fresh produce. Get lots of produce from Farmers Markets during the summer when it's really cheap, then can it so you have it for the winter.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:48 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

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