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Posted: July 16, 2013

44 healthy foods under $1


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By Laura Schwecherl

Here at Greatist, we joke about how to deal with snack attacks and sudden hankerings for chocolate. But for millions of kids and adults across the United States, cravings are hardly a laughing matter. Every day, people throughout the country deal with persistent hunger and live without access to nutritious, affordably priced eats. What’s worse, SNAP, our nation’s food stamp program, is potentially facing huge budget cuts that would directly impact the millions of families that rely on food stamps.

This year Greatist is participating in the Food Bloggers Against Hungercampaign, an initiative to help end hunger across the country. The campaign was inspired by the documentary film “A Place at the Table,” which follows three families struggling with food insecurity. We’re asking our readers to take part, too, by signing this petition asking Congress to protect federal nutrition programs for children and checking out the documentary in your city or oniTunes or Amazon.

We also want to help dispel the myth that healthy eating always means emptying our wallets. Below is a list of 44 nutritious (and delicious) foods that cost less than $1 per serving, from edamame to pumpkin to cottage cheese. So get cooking, start talking, and help raise awareness about this important issue that affects everyone living in the U.S. today.

Forget that 99 cent bag of Fritos or dirty water dog. Stroll smart down the grocery aisle and choose feel-good foods that are great for the body and even better for our budget. Here's our list of 44 tasty, healthy(!) foods, all for under a buck per serving. *Prices may vary depending on location and store; we averaged price based on multiple sources.

For all 44 suggestions in the categories of Protein, Dairy, Whole Grains, Fruit, Veggies and Drinks, go to Greatist.com.


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