When you're on a budget, it can be a challenge to shop for healthy, fresh food, so the EWG took that dilemma to task! Their newest guide assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked 100 of the most nutrient-dense foods at a good price, from fruits and vegetables to dairy, protein, grains, and cooking oils.
Their recommendations also take into account those foods with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. In addition to a quick list of the best foods to buy on a budget, the guide also offers budget-friendly recipe and meal plan suggestions and healthy eating tips. The guidelines are pretty straightforward: fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, eat beans and lentils in lieu of meat, and skip processed foods. You can download and print out the guide below!
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