Are you on budget and want to eat healthy?  Here is a list of cheap nutritious foods for only $5.00 or less.  


  • Lentils (16 ounce bag) for $2.81.  You can make a lentil soup.  Lentils are super healthy and contain selenium, a mineral needed for the brain and thyroid.


  • Organic Blue Corn Chips.  16 ounce bag for $4.49.  Blue corn is a great source of selenium, which everyone needs.


  • Organic Cage-Free Eggs (a dozen) for $2.50 – $3.19.  Make sure they are soft-cooked for best digestion.  Eggs contain vitamins, minerals, protein, and fat.


  • A can of Sardines for $1.89 – $3.19.  Sardines contain Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  Adults can have up to 3-4 cans per week.  Stay away from other fish and seafood, due to toxicity.   


  • Organic Vegetables, including Carrots for $1.48 (lb), Broccoli for $1.98 (lb), Cabbage for $0.98 (lb), Green Beans (bag, frozen) for $1.69, Peas (bag, frozen) for $1.69 – $2.59, and Cauliflower for $1.98 (lb).  Make sure you cook your organic vegetables.   Adults should have up to 9 cups per day.  You can also make carrot juice and have 10-12 ounces daily.  Stay away from other juices, especially fruit.  


  • Certified Raw Dairy.  If you are having any difficulty finding raw dairy in your area, go to  I will be speaking at a conference soon in Oregon and I did research on raw dairy sources available in this state, which there are many.  A few examples of prices I found on this website under Oregon for raw dairy products include:  Yogurt for $4.00 (32 ounces), Goat Cheese (4 ounces) for $4.00, and Full-Fat Milk (half-gallon) for $3.00.


  • Organic Millet (bag) for $3.99.  Millet contains minerals and B-vitamins.


  • Organic Free-Range Chicken Drumsticks (1.50 lbs) for approximately $4.75.


Now that I have provided this list of cheap nutritious foods you can buy on a budget, everyone should be eating healthy.  There should be no excuses.  Eating healthy is one of several pillars we must follow for optimum health.  


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