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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kale Chips

Kale Chips
Serves 2
A delicious and cheap snack that you can munch on all day regret-free!
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
13 min
Total Time
21 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
13 min
Total Time
21 min
47 calories
2 g
0 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
7 g
79 g
0 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
7g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 79mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
3%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 bunch fresh kale
  2. 2 tsp olive oil
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Pepper to taste
  5. 2 tsp Thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Chop into chip sized pieces (as you would to lettuce for a salad) and remove any thick stems
  3. Distribute olive oil evenly
  4. Sprinkle desired seasonings evenly
  5. Spread evenly over a baking sheet and let chips bake for about 13 minutes
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. It is okay if the kale overlaps on the baking sheet. For crispier chips, keep in the oven for longer.
  2. (Opt seasonings inspired by your favorite chip flavors: lemon juice, parmesan, garlic, vinegar, wasabi powder)
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calories
47
fat
5g
protein
0g
carbs
2g
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