7. Apples and other low-cost fruits
It’s a good idea to eat fruit for health, but it’s also important for weight loss too. Fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and can help aid in weight loss by helping you feel fuller with less calories and increase your water intake. Though some fruits are more expensive than others, apples are a budget-friendly option at about $.50 per apple, when purchased in a three pound bag.
If you want to save even more on fruit, choose the canned option, which can save you money and will last much longer than the fresh varieties. Just be sure to choose the kind packed in fruit juice — not heavy syrup. Canned mixed fruit packed in 100% juice at Aldi will run you about $.89, which is about $.25 per serving.