5. Canned tuna
At about $.41 per serving, chunk light canned tuna is a cheap food that is high in protein and a great way to get Omega-3’s — the healthy fats that can help brain function and help repair our cells. But, pregnant women and kids are advised to beware — the mercury levels in canned tuna can make this food potentially unsafe. Your best bet? Eat in moderation. You can find 4-packs of canned tuna at Walmart for around $3.28.
6. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes have many great health benefits. They contain about 377% of our daily recommended intake of vitamin A, 15% of vitamin B6 and are high in potassium and fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
How can sweet potatoes help you loose weight? Because sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense, they can help you feel fuller longer. As long as you don’t load them down with butter and sugar and instead opt for some coconut oil and/or cinnamon, sweet potatoes are a great part of a trim diet. Plus, the price of a small sweet potato is only about $.50!