If you are like most people, you probably try to save money where you can, especially when it comes to grocery shopping.
Too often, we think of fresh produce as very expensive and budget-eating. However, this does not have to be the case! Today I’m giving you the 12 cheapest fruits and vegetables in the produce section. No excuses anymore!
12 Cheapest Fruits and Veggies
Watermelon is about $0.17 per cup and full of antioxidants- a summer favorite!
Only $0.21 per cup. Full of fiber and potassium too! Eat with peanut butter or on oatmeal.
Pears average only $0.42 per cup. If they aren’t ripe at the store, place and seal them in a brown paper bag for a few days.
4. Honeydew Melon
Only $0.45 per cup!
This good for you food’s purple color tells you it packs an antioxidant punch. Not to mention, they are delicious.
As said in an earlier blog, oranges are said to increase fat burning while exercising. They’re cheap and a great pre-exercise snack.
Cauliflower is delicious if you bake it with a little parmesan, salt, and pepper- only $0.31 per cup!
Cabbage wears many hats and keeps for a long time- enjoy!
If you buy whole carrots, your wallet will thank you. I posted black bean soup last week that calls for carrots… a perfect excuse to buy some this week!
Seriously… who doesn’t love onion? I cook with onion in almost everything- so glad they are cheap!
This fiber-full food packs less calories than you burn chewing and digesting it. You can’t go wrong being able to eat while burning calories.
12. Sweet Potatoes
If sweet potatoes had a fan page, I would run it. These beta-carotene, Vitamin A wonder veggies are my favorite. Scroll over to my recipes page and find multiple recipes for sweet potatoes. Or simply bake them at 375 degrees for a little over an hour.
We have now have no excuses for avoiding fresh produce. Each of these fruits and veggies is nutritious and barely makes a dent in your wallet. Not listed above, jalapenos, ginger, and other herbs like cilantro and parsley are extremely cheap so you can garnish main dishes generously!
The Covarellis keep bananas, oranges, onions, and sweet potatoes stocked year round. Watermelon is a summer favorite in our house as well.
Which of the above fruits and veggies are your favorites?