Make your food dollar go further with these high-nutrition, low-cost choices.
For less than $2 a pound, a two-for-one deal: Eat the roots and the leaves, for a double dose of fiber, potassium, and folate, and get antioxidant betalains and beta carotene in the bargain.
This modest member of the brassica family is rich in potential cancer-fighting sulforaphanes, and vitamins K and C. Cooked right, it's mild and sweet -- and paying 22 cents a serving is pretty sweet, too.
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3. Canned salmon (pink)
For as little as 65 cents per 3-ounce serving, canned salmon is a great alternative to tuna, with more omega-3 fats and less mercury. Be sure to look wild canned Alaskan salmon.
Versatile eggs offer perfectly balanced protein, vitamin B-12, selenium, and choline. Even enhanced with heart-healthy omega-3 fats, they'll only set you back about 50 cents for two.
A 1-cup serving of