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Examples of cheap healthy foods are oats, beans (dried or frozen), broccoli, kale, apples, rice (different types), and frozen vegetables.
Author Mark Bittman wrote a wonderful article in the New York Times called, "Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?" He also believes that whole foods are cheap but he considers social and behavioral reasons why people believe that healthy foods are too expensive to buy or eat.
I find that healthy foods are not expensive, but they are an investment. The investment that I spend in preparing my food show up as a healthy weight and an energetic personality, as I express my creativity through the food that I eat and am able to nourish others.
Dr. Dae is a Naturopathic Physician who practices in the Washington DC metro area treats the whole person using safe and effective combinations of traditional and natural methods to produce optimal health and well-being in the lives of her patients.
BITTMAN, MARK. "Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? - NYTimes.com." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/is-junk-food-really-cheaper.html?pagewanted=all
Cadman, Brie. " The Twenty Healthiest Foods for Under $1 - DivineCaroline." DivineCaroline: Relationships, Body & Soul, Home, Style, Parenting, and Community for Women - DivineCaroline . N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. http://www.divinecaroline.com/22177/52070-twenty-healthiest-foods-1
"Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2." WebMD - Better information. Better health.. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/cheap-healthy-15-nutritious-foods-about-2-dollars?page=4
Reviewed March 1, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith