Cheap Veggies with High Nutritional Value

They say the best things in life are free, but “they” never lived in a world where the best healthy foods cost an arm and a leg. Here are the top 10 best vegetables you should add to your next grocery list: 

 

 

 Baked Sweet Potato Fries   

1. Sweet Potato 

 

Price range: $1-2 

Why it’s good for you: Contains calcium, fiber, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C AND the skin is packed with antioxidants

Calories: 95 calories per spud

 

Broccoli


2. Broccoli

Price range: $1-2

Why it’s good for you: Boosts DNA repair in your cells, contains more Vitamin C than an orange, reduces risk of heart disease, fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamin K

Calories: 50 per cup

 healthy cheap vegetables

3. Brussels Sprouts

Price range: $2-3

Why it’s good for you: high in protein, Vitamin C (anti-cancer agent), Vitamin A, calcium 

Calories: 30 per 1/2 cup

Artichokes Image from: flickerjoyosity

4. Frozen Artichokes

Price Range: $2

Why it’s good for you: stabilizes blood sugar, great for cardiovascular health, prevents constipation, bone and muscle health

Calories: 35 per half can 

Much cheaper than fresh asparagus!

Much cheaper than fresh asparagus!

5. Frozen Asparagus

Price Range: $1-3

Why it’s good for you: antioxidants, helps rid excess salts, fiber, Vitamins A, C, E, and K

Calories: 50 per 10 oz

 

 Pro tip: Frozen vegetables are often cheaper and last longer!

 

 

 Photo credit:

Sweet Potato: photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sifu_renka/3705687503/”>Renée S. Suen</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>cc</a>

Broccoli: photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sifu_renka/3705687503/”>Renée S. Suen</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>cc 

Brussels Sprouts: photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/3942865964/”>Chiot’s Run</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/”>cc</a>

Asparagus: photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2697879034/”>woodleywonderworks</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>cc</a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica_Bhatia

About Jessica_Bhatia

I am a Linguistics and Biology double major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I aim to live a positive and healthy lifestyle by finding innovative and realistic ways to maintain a well balanced diet and active schedule.

1 Comment

  • michaeleger
    michaeleger
    14.05.2014

    Jessica good article!

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