5 Healthy and Affordable Superfoods You Can Buy Under $10
We’ve been led to believe that living a healthy lifestyle would always equate to expensive costs. The prices of purchasing organic, raw, unprocessed foods cost more than the conventional, market-produced, processed foods. That’s why we can’t really blame the mass market for assuming that healthy foods are expensive.
However, this is not a reason for you to conclude that you cannot afford healthy foods, and consequently, think that’s it’s okay for you not to be healthy. If you are just patient and creative enough, we’re sure you can find epic ways on how to be healthy without draining your budget. In fact, there are some healthy foods you can buy that only costs under $10! Couldn’t believe it? See for yourself!
Here are our top 5 healthy, affordable foods that you can buy for under $10!
1. Safflower Mayonnaise or Hummus Instead of Conventional Mayo
There is no doubt that mayonnaise is one of the most delicious condiments we can use on a sandwich. The rich and creamy taste of mayonnaise somehow completes our ideal morning snack, or to some, their breakfast meal. But if you’re suspecting that your favorite mayonnaise is the culprit in making you fat, but you don’t really want to give up your mayonnaise indulgence, then this Safflower mayo is the right one for you.
Unlike your normal mayonnaise, safflower mayo is a healthy fat that is rich in omega-3 which is good for your heart. Not only is it delicious but it is also a healthy condiment! If you’re not up for safflower mayo, you can also use a healthier alternative condiment like hummus.
Like safflower mayo, hummus is packed with a healthy fat, protein, fiber, and iron. It’s densely packed nutrients help stabilize your blood sugar and suppress your cravings. Safflower mayo and hummus both have a creamy texture that is perfect to pair with your sandwiches and turkey wraps.
2. Nutritional Yeast Instead of Cheese
For those people who are lactose-intolerant but still crave for some cheesy goodness in their pizza and pasta, fret not! Because nutritional yeast is here! Nutritional yeast is a very healthy food that is perfect for your baking recipes! Not only it’s healthy but it’s incredibly affordable for only around $6!
But if you don’t like the nutritional yeast, you can also opt to use a non-dairy cheese like cashew cheese and almond cheese. These cheeses are lactose-free and definitely, makes a healthier alternative than a dairy cheese.
3. Use Tahini If you Wanted to Use Butter
Butter has become a very important part of our foods. We use butter in almost all of our baking and cooking recipes. We often felt like our cooking is not complete without the use of butter. But we tell you, butter can also cause you to gain more weight than losing pounds.
That’s why of using butter to saute your cooking recipes, use tahini instead. Tahini is a plant-based substitute food that gives the same flavor, richness, spice and tastes perfect as a condiment to your bread. It’s packed with fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and other nutrients. What’s more, it can also be used in your creamy based recipes if you decide you wanted a new spin to spice up your cooking!
4. Non-dairy milk instead of Buying Dairy Milk!
While we all know how dairy milk is important to our overall health and well-being, milk also contains a high dosage of sugar that can make us gain more weight. So instead of drinking milk, you can substitute it with non-dairy ones. There are lots of non-dairy milk you can see in the market that is healthier and more affordable than dairy milk. You can choose from soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, and hemp milk. Just be sure to purchase the unprocessed, raw, and unsweetened variants.
5. Use Fruit Toppings Instead of Sweetener
Sugar is indeed the main culprit for our obesity, so it’s important to avoid any kinds of artificial sugar as much as possible. One way of doing that is by eliminating soda and other energy drinks in your meal map. If you want your foods or drinks to have some mild, sweet taste, opt to use fruits and blend them to smoothies! They are way healthier, more affordable, and delicious too!
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