Six nutritious low cost foods to toss in your shopping cart.

Who wouldn't love a lower grocery bill? If you're trying to be money conscious but don't want to sacrifice your diet, we completely understand. When it comes to eating healthy on a budget, focus on foods that you can buy in large quantities, are versatile and pack a nutrient punch. Here are 6 foods you should add to your cart. They may not be the trendiest items out there, but they are nutritious and economical.


1 bunch (minimum 5 count) = $1.99 (39¢ per banana)

A large banana fulfills one of your daily fruit servings (the recommendation is 1 1/2 to 2 servings a day). Plus, it's a good source of potassium and fiber and a great source of vitamins C and B6.

Save money with these healthy banana recipes.


1 dozen large white eggs = $1.79 (15¢ per egg)

A source of high-quality protein, eggs also contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which help keep eyes healthy.

Save money with these healthy egg recipes.

Black Beans

15.5-ounce can = 79¢ (23¢ per 1/2-cup serving)

Black beans offer a real bang for your buck-a 1/2-cup serving of black beans contains 8 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

Save money with these healthy black bean recipes.

Russet Potatoes

5-pound bag = $3.99 (30¢ per medium potato)

Potatoes are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C and are extremely versatile.

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32-ounce tub plain Greek yogurt = $3.99 ($1 per 8-ounce serving)

Yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein. You'll pay more (and create more waste) if you buy it in single-serving containers. Save your change-buy it in bulk and dish out your own portions.

Save money with these healthy yogurt recipes.

Ground Beef

1 pound 93%-lean ground beef = $5.79 ($1.45 per 4-ounce serving)

Lean beef is a low-fat source of protein and iron. Plus, it's easy to cook so you can whip it up quicker than the time it takes for takeout delivery.

Save money with these healthy ground beef recipes.

SOURCE: Prices as of February 2017.