We have all heard about superfoods and about how we should be filling our kitchen with them. But, for the average family on a budget, this just isn’t that possible. So, I am here to tell you about the cheaper superfoods. Of course, it depends on where you life, but use this as a general guide.
Broccoli: I think this is the most well known superfood. It of vitamins and nutrients and makes the perfect side to any dish. Most supermarkets have deals on this superfood.
Potatoes: Some people give them a bad name, but I think they are a great food to include in your diet. They are so versatile, and providing you are not eating the twice a day, they can be included in a healthy diet. A jacket potato is an ideal quick meal and they are full of potassium and fibre.
Beans: Most people have canned beans in their cupboard, but if you buy they dried they are even cheaper. They may take a little longer to cook, as they have to be soaked first, but the amount of money you save will be worth it. You can replace some of the meat in your usual recipes for beans to cut back on fat.
Canned tomatoes: Full of antioxidants, this cupboard staple is one of the cheapest and healthiest things you will find in the supermarket. Add them to pasta dishes or to make a chilli. Mix them with beans and grains with some herbs and spices and you have yourself a healthy and tasty meal.
Berries: To keep them as cheap as possible, buy them frozen. You can add them frozen to smoothies or defrost them and put on top of yogurt.
Kale: You can buy a huge bag of this for not much money. All it takes is adding a little bit at a time to your usual dinners.
Qunioa: Buy this in bulk and add it to slow cooker dishes or with any protein and vegetable to bulk it out.
Oatmeal: To me, this is the perfect breakfast. It sets me up for a workout and is so cheap. You can also add so many healthy toppings to it.