EWG’s Guide to Healthy, Cheap Eating
You may remember this post on the Environmental Working Group’s guide to organic produce. If you like that, you’ll probably love their latest list even more. The environmental research organization has compiled various lists for “good food on a tight budget,” as noted on their website:
Stretching your dollars to get a month’s worth of healthy, filling food is a challenge. EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients.
Here are some of your healthiest and cheapest food options:
Orange juice (limit to 1 glass per day)
Tomato juice (low sodium)
Find the full list of veggies as well as some tips for cooking here.
Light canned tuna (limit to once a month, as these may include industrial pollutants)
Red kidney beans
Roasted, unsalted peanuts
The website also has sections for staples/spices, dairy, grains, and cooking fats and oils. There is also a handy printable guide to bring along next time you go grocery shopping.August 21, 2012
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