Foods That Get You The Most For Your Money

Prices For U.S. Food Staples Rise Steeply

When times get tough, it’s a time where you need to scrimp to save money – and that often means shaving off a few dollars for food luxuries. While some eat to live, in this foodie world, it’s more like living to ea.! But when you’re on a budget and money is tight, you’ll need to buckle down and only get the essentials. Here are the top five foods that get you the most for your money:

1. Frozen vegetables

While fresh veggies in season aren’t very pricey, frozen veggies are actually a pretty good combination. They pack a ton of vitamins and¬†minerals, and they also keep longer than fresh veggies.

2. Brown rice

Not only is this type of rice delicious and versatile, it is also pretty affordable.  The fiber slows down your digestion and will fill you up right away.

3. Protein bars

These guys are great for taking on the go with you! They are relatively cheap and packed with protein and other good stuff that should keep you full for a bit.

4. Green vegetables

Green veggies are not only really good for you, with all of its vitamins and nutrients, they can also taste quite good once you get used to their initial bitter taste, like with kale and spinach.

5. Potatoes

Not only are they very filling on their own, they are so versatile and can be made in so many different ways. From baked potato to mashed potato to French fries, they can also either be on their own or as a side dish.

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