When you’re trying to stick to a budget, you might be tempted to sideline nutritious whole ingredients like fresh veggies, fruits, and healthy proteins. They might go bad before you can use them, or perhaps ingredients that are considered healthy (we're looking at you, avocados) come with a price markup. Plus, they're certainly less convenient than frozen or pre-packaged options. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to eat healthy on the cheap if you choose wisely.
The secret? Using beans, eggs, and nut butters as a protein source instead of meat to help keep meals cost-friendly and satisfying, suggests Jackie Newgent, R.D., culinary nutritionist and author of The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook. Here are seven nutritionist-approved lunches she recommends that all check out at under $2. The best part? They're easy to throw together in a flash, making them ideal for your busy schedule.
*Note: Prices are estimates and may vary depending on location.
Source : https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/healthy-cheap-lunches