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.



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.

Black Beans

Black Bean Quesadillas/strong/abr• 6 whole-grain tortilla chips/p

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.

Russet Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked 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.


glass jar of strawberry & yogurt parfait

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.

Ground Beef

Cowboy Beef & Bean Chili

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.

SOURCE: Prices as of February 2017.