25 Cheap Healthy Foods You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

Stay on track without any surprises at the register.

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Green Giant Cauliflower Frozen Pizza Crust
target.com
$4.99

Frozen pizza for dinner? Oh yes — especially when it's this lower-carb, frozen cauliflower pizza crust from Green Giant. 
In fact, the GH Nutrition Lab loves it so much we gave it our GolfHr Nutritionist Approved Emblem.

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Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal
walmart.com
$3.98

Whole-grain oats fuel you up with cholesterol-lowering fiber — not to mention B vitamins that help your body harness energy from the other foods you eat. Bonus: It's ready in the same amount of time it takes you to make a cup of coffee. 

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Kashi
Kashi Salted Chocolate Chunk Chewy Nut Butter Bars
target.com
$3.69

Here's a breakfast bar that actually lists nut butter as the first ingredient (yum). To round out your breakfast, try breaking it up and sprinkling it in some unsweetened Greek yogurt as a chocolatey granola. 

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Beanitos Bean Chips
walmart.com
$4.97

Satisfy that crunchy, savory craving with chips that actually pack in protein and fiber with each munch.  transform pulses like navy, white, and black beans into a pretty addictive snack, especially when you use them to scoop up veggie-loaded salsa.   

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Sabra Breakfast Avocado Toast
target.com
$2.79

Monday mornings have nothing on you when you can grab ready-to-eat avocado with crunchy whole-grain crackers on your way out the door. The healthy fats in this creamy fruit (yep, it's a fruit!) can help lower your LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, in turn reducing your risk of heart disease or stroke. 

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green giant cauliflower and sweet potato riced veggies
Green Giant
Green Giant Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Riced Veggies

$2.48

When you're looking to cut down on prep work, microwavable veggies can help out in a flash. Sub this mix in for white rice as a great source of vitamin A too. One serving contains 90% of your daily value.

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trader joe's cowboy caviar
Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's Cowboy Caviar

See store for price

Jalapeños and chipotle peppers spice up a chopped mix of corn, black beans, bell peppers, and onions for a flavorful topping you can put on everything from chicken to omelettes. Actual caviar doesn't hold a candle to it.

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mission yellow corn tortillas
Mission
Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas

$36.99 for 8 packs of 24

Finish taco night strong with corn tortillas. These are gluten-free for those looking to avoid wheat.

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nature valley peanut butter dark chocolate protein bars
Nature Valley
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

$19.25 for 26

So many bars promise good-for-you ingredients, but these ones actually deliver — with chocolatey, peanut butter flavor to boot. There are literally zero reasons to skip breakfast now.

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simply balanced microwavable farro pouch
Simply Balanced
Simply Balanced Microwaveable Grain and Bean Pouches

$2.29

Farro, quinoa, bulgar ... Target sells a ton of quick-cooking whole grains as part of its private label Simply Balanced. Not sure how to season them? They come in flavors like and as well.

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trader joe's almond butter
Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's Almond Butter

See store for price

Nut butters load you up with filling protein and cravable creaminess. Spread a tablespoon on a and top with chopped dates for a quick breakfast that feels as decadent as brunch.

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simply balanced diced tomatoes
Simply Balanced
Simply Balanced Organic Diced Tomatoes

$1.09

Sneak more veggies (and less sodium) into your diet by stirring tomatoes in salsas, sauces, and chilis. Pro tip: Make your own "spaghetti" with spaghetti squash instead.

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simply balanced grilled chicken breast strips
Simply Balanced
Simply Balanced Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

See store for price

Get some protein into that salad in the form of grilled chicken strips. A 4-ounce serving contains approximately .

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amy's organic soups lentil vegetable
Amy's
Amy's Organic Soups, Lentil Vegetable

$1.99

For when you don't want to cook (or can't make it to the store), keep this low-sodium, pulse-packed stew on hand. Another good pick: will fill you on up with just the right amount of heat.

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bumble bee chunk light tuna
Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna

$10.71 for 10 cans

The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 in fish makes it a solid choice for protein-filled salads or lettuce cups. Choose cans packed in water versus oil and dress it in lemon juice instead of mayo for the best boost.

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goya low sodium black beans
GOYA
GOYA Low Sodium Black Beans

$42.72 for 24 cans

It's no secret beans are super filling and super cheap. But pulses — a.k.a. the edible seeds of legumes — can also play a big part in a plant-based diet, which can lower your risk of many chronic diseases.

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kashi golean cereal
Kashi
Kashi GOLEAN Cereal

$4.24 for 21 ounces

Fill your bowl in the morning with a satisfying serving of whole grains and fiber. Helpful hint: London also likes the version if you're looking for a spicier flavor.

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dannon oikos triple zero blended greek nonfat yogurt
Dannon
Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt

$37.99 for 18

With 15 grams of protein and only 6 grams of sugar in each cup, this nonfat Greek yogurt brings all of filling creaminess you want with zero of the added sweeteners you don't. Did we mention it comes in a salted caramel flavor too?

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365 everyday value organic string cheese
365 Everyday Value
365 Everyday Value Organic String Cheese

See store for price

Don't just buy these for the kids. Part-skim cheese — especially paired with grapes or whole grain crackers — is a super filling (and portable) snack.

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birds eye pepper stir fry
Birds Eye
Birds Eye Pepper Stir-Fry

$1.96 for 1 pound

It doesn't get better than a colorful mix of bell peppers and onions for just a dollar and change. Oh, and all of the chopping and slicing is already done for you.

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eden organic dry roasted seeds spicy pumpkin
Eden
Eden Organic Dry Roasted Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

$5.48 for 4 ounces

Coated with tamari soy sauce, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, these flavorful pepitas contain plenty of valuable nutrients like fiber, magnesium, and zinc. Sprinkle them on soup or snack on an ounce of them solo.

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thomas 100% whole wheat bagel thins
Thomas'
Thomas' 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thins

$2.98 for 8

Yes, bagels can be a guilt-free part of your eating plan. Made with whole wheat flour at only 110 calories a pop, go ahead and top one with 1 tablespoon whipped cream cheese, tomato, avocado, and scallions for a fresh sammy.

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simply balanced organic pumpkin
Simply Balanced
Simply Balanced Organic Pumpkin

$3.19 for 16 ounces

Besides warm soups and chilis, you can use pureed squash to make a healthy pumpkin pie pudding: Combine 1/2 cup pure pumpkin with 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt, and then top with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a drizzle of honey.

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trident salmon burgers
Trident
Trident Salmon Burgers

See store for price

Salmon can boost your brain, help your heart, build strong bones ... the list goes on. Get your omega-3 fix and cook up seafood patties on the grill or under the broiler.

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pom poms ready-to-eat pomegranate arils
POM POMS
POM POMS Ready-to-Eat Pomegranate Arils

See store for price

Pomegranates are in season right now so there's no better time to get a big boost of antioxidants in a . Try sprinkling the arils on yogurt, oatmeal, or salads for an extra punch of flavor and color.

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WATCH: 3 Quick Smoothies Under 250 Calories

These low-calorie smoothies will help fight off the flu, bust your bloat, and boost your energy — so drink up!

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