Photo: ThinkstockBy Lynn Andriani
Foodist author Darya Pino Rose started eating healthily while living as a grad student in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the country. Here's how she did it.
Cost: $1.19 for an 8-ounce container
Attention veg-o-phobes: Rose has an insanely easy trick for making even broccoli taste great. Sprinkle a tiny bit of garlic salt on top. She learned about this supermarket staple--which is just a mixture of dried ground garlic, salt and an anti-caking agent such as calcium silicate--from a veggie burrito shop in Berkeley, Calif. "Their vegetables were always so good, and I finally figured out why--they sprinkled garlic salt on top," she says. Just don't confuse it with garlic powder, which is finer and easier to overdo.
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Cost: Less than $2 for a bunch
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