You know that some foods are better for you than others: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and lean meats. But which of these nutritious wonders are also among the least expensive foods in your supermarket? Knowing the answer can help steer your grocery shopping toward healthy foods that give you the most bang for your buck.
Brown rice, for example, costs only 18 cents a serving and is simple to cook. The rich-in-vitamins whole grain is among the healthiest starches one can eat. And carrots, with their legendarily high levels of Vitamin A, cost only 25 cents per serving. There are many more examples. So start including menu planning as part of your financial planning, for the sake of your body and your wallet.