Image via WikipediaDetails... "Food prices are climbing, and some might be looking to fast foods and packaged foods for their cheap bites. But low cost doesn’t have to mean low quality. In fact, some of the most inexpensive things you can buy are the best things for you. At the grocery store, getting the most nutrition for the least amount of money means hanging out on the peripheries—near the fruits and veggies, the meat and dairy, and the bulk grains—while avoiding the expensive packaged interior. By doing so, not only will your kitchen be stocked with excellent foods, your wallet won’t be empty."
**and a lot of them can be served RAW! That means no cooking ;)
* Why is this a good deal?
-meals can get so boring. This list might provide you with some ideas!! For example, if you have a craving for french fries, try a yucca instead. They are amazing and they are so filling that you can only eat a fraction of what you would normally eat!
* What does it have to offer?
-a whole lot of vitamins and minerals... which I had forgotten about until I began to read. And here is a little advice. If the fruit or veggie comes with skin... eat it! That's where you will find most of the vitamins!
* How much does it cost?
-As Brie mentions in the list... everything is under a dollar! Head off to the supermarket and see just how many veggies or fruits are on sale. You might be surprised!
* Talk about the color?
-Just a reminder... the more colorful the item, the better it is for you! Salads give you lots of leeway! Take advantage! Try adding one new fruit or vegetable to your salad that you have never tried before.
* Is it good for this time of year??
The 20 Healthiest Foods for Under $1 - DivineCaroline: