14 Quick and Health Snacks for Under A Dollar
Dieting and healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on supplements, organic snacks and protein bars. We compiled a list of quick easy and affordable snacks that are not only packed with vitamins and nutrients, but will also save you a few bucks.
- Bananas – 59 cents per fruit. 100 calories, a ton of potassium and fiber that aids in digestion.
- Honeydew Melons, 65 cents a cup. Loaded with vitamin C, a natural diuretic and super refreshing.
- Cottage Cheese – 75 cents a cup. – Packed with protein and extra light in calories. It contains all essential amino acids required by the body to function and build your metabolism.
- Nectarines – 62 cents per cup. Aside from being loaded with phenolic compounds these bad boys are amazingly juicy and delicious.
- Oatmeal – 15 cents per serving. – Loaded with fiber that helps lose weight, lower cholesterol and reduce diabetes risk, it’s also super cheap. Takes minutes to make it and will cut your dialy cravings and start your day off right.
- Greek Yogurt – a dollar per serving, this stuff is low in sugar, high in protein and just tart enough to almost taste like a dessert. Just make sure you stick to the real greek yogurt and not the stuff that’s loaded with unnecessary additional sugars.
- Apples – 65 cents per apple. High in fiber, and the apple peels are high in polyphenols which promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut which aids in super fast weight loss.
- Bell Peppers – 73 cents per cup. – Packed with vitamin C and fiber.
- Natural Almonds – 52 cents per oz. Filled with a healthy combination of protein, fiber and monounsaturated fats that make you feel full. These bad boys keep you from snacking randomly throughout the day.
- Baby carrots – Vitamin A and beta-carotene.
- Shelled pistachios – These super healthy nuts help with both heart health and weight loss.
- Hard boiled eggs – 13 cents per egg. Quite possibly my favorite snack on here, eggs are loaded with protein, health improving amino acids and choline (a nutrient that helps fight fat). Eat these with a chopped up bell pepper and you’ve got yourself a great tasting super healthy snack.
- Watermelon – .25 per cup – Each bite is packed with nutrients including vitamin A, B6 and C. Loaded with lycopene, antioxidants and even a bit of potassium. The deliciousness is a wonderful side benefit.
- Red grapes – 72 cents a cup – These bite sized health nuggets contain super powerful polyphenols, which studies claim can slow or prevent many types of cancer.
- Pumpkin seeds – .50 per ¼ cup – a huge source or minerals, low in fat and offer antiviral and antifungal properties. Jacked up with protein, iron, potassium and zinc among others.