Diet Foods For Less Than $1
Apples – 1 large apple can serve as a complete snack or be added to salads and only contains 117 calories and 0 grams of fat.
Bananas – make a smoothie and boost your potassium, vitamin C and fiber intake for less than .50 per serving.
Baby Carrots – you can usually get 6-8 servings for a dollar and these orange veggies are great for snacks, stews and salads.
Canned Beans – kidney beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans are a great source of protein at a fraction of the cost of most meats, and they contain more fiber and less fat.
Lentils (dry) – commonly used as the base for soups, stews, salads and casseroles, lentils contain 14 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and just 195 calories per 2 ounce serving.
Yogurt (plain, lowfat, or fat-free) – this low-fat dairy product is a great protein source and encourages proper digestion, and usually costs about .60 per serving.