Top Ten Budget Healthy Snacks

Budget Snacks

August 20, 2013   4 Comments

It seems like every visit to the grocery store is a shock. You want to charge me how much for those crackers?

It is important not to sacrifice quality just because you are broke. The cheapest and healthiest snack foods are beans, popcorn, and eggs. Potato chips, while cheap, are not included on this list.

Keep in mind that nuts are best in small quantities and are a nutritional powerhouse. One pound of almonds ($9) can go a long way if you are sticking to a one ounce portion (56 cents per portion).

The dessert above features sweet potatoes, which in my neck of the woods are only 70 cents per pound.

This list is a group of snacks that are healthy, easy to make, and most are less expensive per portion than buying a small bag of Doritos:

1. Light Pizza Recipe Pizza Without Guilt

2. Lighter Cheese Danish A Cheese Danish Makeover

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4. Buffalo Cauliflower A Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap

5. Dark Chocolate Smoothie Love Chocolate Shakes? Give This Smoothie A Try

6. Slow Cooker Potato The In Season Vegetable With A Bad Reputation

7. chocolatepopcornb How To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever

8. Chocolate Banana Cake Mug Recipe Hit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave

9. newantslogb Return To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)

10. Sweet Potato and Yogurt A Decadent Tasting But Healthy Dessert

What are your favorite budget snacks? Please share.

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Awesome tips!

on August 20, 2013

Lisa, thank you so much for churning out these articles! Having good snacking options is so important to me because when I run out of ideas, I reach for the oreos. Thank you, thank you!!

on August 20, 2013

I know this is not an organic blog, but white potatoes are on the "Dirty Dozen" list of most pesticide covered types of produce out there.
In the interests of 'healthy snacks' I can't help but mention that.

It's not all bad, though- buying organic white potatoes forces me to eat fewer because of the increased cost, so it works out fine for me.

on August 20, 2013

would love to receive additional comments on budget snacks. thank you

on August 20, 2013

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