You don’t have to pay a fortune to eat well. Roam around a grocery store’s perimeter, and you’ll be sure to find the freshest, cheapest eats.
This root veggie contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Beets usually cost about $0.99 per pound. Plus, they’re versatile. Grate them and add raw to a salad or oven-roast with a little olive oil.
Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans)
Full of fiber, manganese and folate, chickpeas are a healthy and versatile bean. If you have time to soak them, dried chickpeas are even cheaper than canned. Roast them with cinnamon and sugar for something sweet, or make your own hummus.