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What Is The Cheapest But Healthiest Food You Can Buy?

  1. PhoenixV profile image67
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Is The Cheapest But Healthiest Food You Can Buy?

    What is the cheapest but healthiest food you can buy? What are some cheap foods that are healthy and have long storage dates?

  2. starstream profile image75
    starstreamposted 5 years ago

    I think that the cheapest and healthiest food would be an egg.

  3. Theophanes profile image97
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    Water. It's often free from the tap and you can keep it as long as you'd like. It's a much healthier option than soda or coffee! As far as actual foods go... root vegetables like potatoes, yams, turnip, onions, carrots and squash keep for a very long time and are very good for you (not to mention delicious!) If you're going for potatoes try to avoid generic white french-fry making potatoes. Russet potatoes, and potatoes with color (yellow, red, purple, etc) are more nutritious for you. Also some green leafy veggies like kale and cabbage can last a long time and there are many things you can grow at home with very little effort.... dandelion greens, wheat grass, blueberries, black berries, fruit trees... the world's your oyster.

  4. CapCooL profile image91
    CapCooLposted 5 years ago

    I would go with dark red kidney beans, salt free of course. Some stores sell them for .69 cents a can. The only bad thing about them is all of the farting...

  5. yoginijoy profile image72
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    Beans--buy the dried ones and soak them over night, then rinse.  You have to cook them for a while so they soak up the water but they are full of nutrition and very, very cheap.  I prefer garbanzo beans, but lentils are super healthy too.

  6. catgypsy profile image78
    catgypsyposted 5 years ago

    I think beans (pintos, red, black, lima...all of them!) are powerhouses of nutrition! They are cheap if you buy them dried and cook them up yourself.