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They can help keep your heart, belly, and bones healthy. How to use: pair ¼ cup of raisins with ¼ cup of unsalted nuts for a heart-healthy and balanced blood sugar snack.

Zucchini contains vitamin A, manganese, vitamin C, and antioxidants to support your health and lower disease risk. How to use: add finely chopped zucchini to soups and stews for a veggie boost that no one will detect!

Green beans are among the most underrated vegetables around. Green beans are a low calorie and affordable vegetable, and a good source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin A. Green beans can help support a healthy heart and prevent disease.

How to use: toss green beans with olive oil and salt, and cook in the air fryer for minutes at F for a flavor-packed, healthy side.

You might be surprised to learn that frozen spinach contains even more nutrition than fresh! You can add it to cooked meals like pasta or soups, or use it for a veggie-boost in smoothies! How to use: defrost and drain frozen spinach before adding into a quiche or frittata. Cantaloupe is super hydrating and offers vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.

How to use: add cubed cantaloupe to your fruit salad for extra hydration and an affordable boost of health-promoting nutrients. Applesauce is a great snack for kids and an awesome on-the-go fruit source for adults too. How to use: add a scoop of unsweetened applesauce to your oatmeal bowl and top with your favorite nuts.

Cucumber is a crunchy and hydrating veggie, and an affordable way to up your intake of health-promoting foods. This high-water and low-calorie vegetable can support your kidney health, digestion, and weight. How to use: keep sliced cucumbers in your fridge and add a handful to lunches throughout the week.

Canned peaches contain many of the same nutrients as fresh like fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Just look for canned peaches packed in juice instead of syrup for a lower sugar option.

How to use: drain canned peaches and add to a yogurt bowl with plain greek yogurt, honey, and crushed walnuts. Frozen brussels sprouts are the hidden gems of the freezer aisle. They contain beneficial antioxidants and vitamins to prevent disease and fight infection.

And they can be roasted like any other fresh veggie for a delicious, warm, vegetable side dish. How to use: to prevent frozen brussels sprouts from going soggy in the oven, roast them dry for about minutes, then coat with olive oil and seasonings before returning to the oven.

Prunes might be one of my all-time favorite fruits. How to use: top your favorite whole grain cracker with herbed goat cheese and sliced prunes for a sweet and salty snack. Potatoes contain vitamins and minerals like potassium and vitamin C to keep your cells, organs, and metabolism well-functioning and happy.

How to use: roast potatoes in a tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt, garlic powder and, onion powder, and serve with your favorite veggies and protein.

Regular potatoes are great, but sweet potatoes are a nutrient-dense and inexpensive choice too. Sweet potatoes contain the same beneficial fiber and satiating carbohydrates, with more vitamin A. Sweet potatoes and regular potatoes contain powerful bioactive compounds to fight disease and inflammation in the body.

How to use: finely chop a sweet potato and add it to a veggie-loaded breakfast hash with onions, bell pepper, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Did you know that brown and white rice are both healthy choices?

Include whatever rice you love in your diet for a minimally processed, energizing carbohydrate to keep you full and help you stay consistent with food. How to use: top a scoop of your favorite rice with two fried eggs, a half avocado, and a drizzle of chili crunch for an energizing breakfast.

Or try my easy fried rice. If superfoods were real, oats would be one of them. This inexpensive pantry staple contains manganese, zinc, copper, and the unique soluble fiber, beta-glucan , with known health benefits.

Eating oats regularly can protect against diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. How to use: cook rolled oats in milk and top with fruit and nut butter for a protein-rich, high-fiber breakfast. Did you expect corn to make this list twice?! This delicious whole grain makes one of my favorite high-fiber snacks as a dietitian: popcorn!

Keep the lid on and shake the pot vigorously until kernels are done popping, and sprinkle with salt before serving. Whole wheat pasta usually contains more fiber and nearly as much protein as legume-based varieties, for a fraction of the price.

The texture is closer to white pasta too. How to use: serve pasta with a big scoop of zucchini noodles and top with your favorite ground turkey bolognese.

This high-fiber, nourishing staple is one of the cheapest and easiest options you can find at the store. How to use: toast two slices of whole wheat bread and top each with a tablespoon of peanut butter, ¼ cup of fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey.

Are you surprised Kraft Dinner makes the list? Stir in leftover rotisserie chicken and steamed broccoli for a filling bowl the whole family will love.

Top with a sprinkle of grated cheddar. How to use: add a scoop of red lentils into your favorite soup and cook until soft. Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are an awesome source of high fiber carbohydrates with a big boost of protein too. Beans are very nutrient-dense and known to protect against disease.

How to use: blend canned chickpeas with lemon, garlic, salt, and olive oil for any easy homemade hummus. Canned beans are another inexpensive and versatile bean with plenty of filling fiber and protein. Black beans are great for balanced blood sugar too.

How to use: mix a can of black beans into your ground beef or ground turkey for an extra boost of fiber and beneficial phytonutrients.

There are lots of incorrect claims about soy being bad for your health and hormones. The truth is that minimally processed soy foods like tofu can protect your health and lower your risk of many diseases.

Eating tofu has been associated with improved heart, bone, and brain health. Eggs are a quick and nutrient-rich staple with protein, vitamin D, folate, and selenium. Although eggs are a cholesterol-containing food, more recent research suggests they can actually support your heart health.

Eggs are a filling food that can support weight loss too. How to use: scramble eggs and enjoy with whole grain toast and berries for a healthy 5-minute meal.

Edamame are young soybeans and another great protein- and fiber-rich option on a budget. Edamame are usually sold frozen, and you can buy them shelled or in their pod. How to use: microwave frozen, shelled edamame for up to two minutes and sprinkle with salt for a tasty well-rounded snack.

Plain yogurt is a filling and protein-rich food that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. Although greek and skyr yogurts are highest in protein, regular yogurt is rich in calcium, vitamins, and minerals too. Yogurts that contain active cultures can provide extra support for your gut health and microbiome.

How to use: add a big scoop of yogurt to smoothies or mix it with ranch powder for an easy two-ingredient vegetable dip. You might not think of cheese as a health-food, but it is actually a nutrient-dense option that can support your health… when eaten in moderation.

Hard cheeses like cheddar offer filling protein and fat, and they contain important micronutrients like calcium and fat-soluble vitamins. How to use: pair a few slices of cheddar cheese with whole grain crackers and apple slices for an energizing and well-balanced snack.

Lean ground beef is a nutritious and inexpensive staple. How to use: brown beef in a pan with seasonings of choice and drain the excess fat before adding to burrito bowls or taco soup.

Poultry is a great alternative to beef if you want a lower fat option with high quality protein. Turkey and chicken contain iron, zinc, phosphorus and b-vitamins to support healthy cells and metabolism.

How to use: try this amazing recipe for ground chicken meatballs or use ground turkey in your favorite chili recipe instead of beef.

Milk contains important nutrients like calcium and phosphorus to support your bone health and help maintain a healthy weight. How to use: use milk as your liquid in smoothies for extra nutrition and to keep you full for longer.

Canned tuna is a great low-calorie protein source, and a quick way to make any meal a whole lot more filling. It contains fat-soluble vitamins and iron, and some heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Choose light tuna like skipjack for less mercury , and opt for tuna packed in water instead of oil.

How to use: mix a can of tuna with mayonnaise, greek yogurt, celery, red onion, and lemon juice for a quick tuna salad sandwich or dip. Have you ever tried sardines?

This salty tinned fish is rich in nutrients like omega-3 fats, zinc, and magnesium. Peanuts and peanut butter are mainly a source of healthy fats, but they do contain some protein and fiber too. How to use: melt tablespoons of peanut butter and drizzle on top of greek yogurt and berries, or try the viral magic shell yogurt.

Peanuts contain health-promoting mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and plenty of important micronutrients like copper, vitamin E, and folate.

How to use: add a handful of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts and chocolate chips to popcorn for a high fiber and heart-healthy snack. I know, I know… canned chicken seems a little scary. How to use: add drained canned chicken, rinsed black beans, and shredded cheese to a tortilla and heat on the stove for a quick weeknight quesadilla.

Cottage cheese is having a moment right now, and for good reason. Cottage cheese is a great food for weight loss and fitness goals. How to use: try this high protein cottage cheese queso for a flavor-packed protein dip.

Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein to help support your immunity, heart health, brain health, and more.

How to use: sprinkle sunflower seeds on salads for an extra boost of healthy fats and fiber. Chicken thighs are a lot cheaper than chicken breasts, and a bit more tasty too.

Chicken thighs contain important nutrients like iron, niacin, and zinc. Using this list of 52 affordable foods can help you save money on groceries. Use this list of 52 nourishing foods to build your next healthy grocery list on a budget.

And consider other tips from this article like cooking at home, shopping your cupboards, and eating more plant proteins to save extra money too.

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Bananas are another great cheap fruit. You can get an entire bunch for just a couple of dollars. They are perfect for eating on their own, cut up in yogurt or cereal, with peanut butter, or in a smoothie. A bag of oranges is another inexpensive fruit just about year round.

Sometimes cuties are cheaper and sometimes the large oranges are. Check the sales before purchasing to get your best option. After apples and bananas, I look for fruit that is on sale or the lowest cost per ounce. This week that is pineapple for me.

It may be different for you depending on the time of year and your location. Applesauce is a great inexpensive snack to keep on hand. You can get a large container for cheap and it feeds a lot of mouths.

Stay away from the squeeze pouches if you are on a budget. Although they are very convenient, they are much more expensive per ounce than the large jars. Remember that convenience costs money. A bag of carrots is incredibly cheap and an essential vegetable to keep on hand. It is the base for many soups and sauces.

It also is a cheap side dish and a great snack. Onions are another cheap grocery staple to always have in the pantry. They add flavor to just about every dish. I find a bag of onions to be more economical than loose.

I buy a 10 lb bag of potatoes every two weeks. Not only are they a favorite at my house, they are incredibly cheap and versatile. When prioritizing what foods to buy with my grocery budget, potatoes are at the top of my list.

READ: 16 ways to use leftover baked potatoes. Although they aren't as cheap as white potatoes, sweet potatoes are still inexpensive.

I love baking them, stuffing them with bbq, making sweet potato fries, or using them in a hash. There's a reason peasant food included cabbage and lots of it. It's so cheap and there is so much you can do with it.

Put it in vegetable soup , boil it , make an Italian ground beef and cabbage skillet , use it in a cabbage roll casserole , sauté it, or make a slaw.

One cabbage can stretch for a couple of meals and it is packed with nutrition. They are one of the most economical vegetables in the grocery store and great for snacking or using in salads. A bunch of celery is also a great versatile vegetable to buy.

Use it in soups, casseroles, or stir fry. It is also a cheap snack to cut up at the beginning of the week to use for dipping in homemade sour cream dip or slathering in peanut butter. If you have ever had a garden, you know how squash grows like crazy from one single plant.

That is one reason it is so cheap in the store. Squash is excellent in the summer sautéd, fried, grilled, in a stir fry, or in a casserole.

Zucchini is an excellent cheap nutritious vegetable in the summer. Sauté it, fry it, make stuffed zucchini boats ,. Corn in the summer is dirt cheap. In the summer when fresh corn is not readily available and inexpensive, frozen corn is very cheap as well.

Frozen peas should be a staple of every kitchen. Throw them in a pasta, put them in a soup, fried rice, or as an inexpensive side dish. I love frozen peas! Fresh broccoli is fairly inexpensive, but frozen broccoli is even cheaper.

The best part is that the broccoli is also already chopped for you which makes it super convenient. Roast it, use it in a stir fry, or make broccoli cheddar soup.

Frozen green beans are an absolute staple in my home. While canned green beans are also cheap, I prefer the crisp and freshness of the long thin frozen green beans.

Use them as a side dish like garlic green beans , in a soup, a stir fry, or Cowboy casserole. Frozen mixed vegetables are great to have on hand for casseroles, stir fry, fried rice, or a quick and easy side dish. Spinach is an excellent versatile green. You can eat it as a salad, in a soup, blended in a smoothie, sautéd with eggs, or on top of a sandwich.

I often sing the praises of how economical a whole chicken is. Watch my video and read my post on how I get multiple meals from one chicken. It is a great way to stretch your food. Not only do you get the meat, you also get the bones to make broth!

As far as beef goes, ground will be your most budget friendly option. To get the best price, wait for it to go on sale and stock up on the sale price. Chicken thighs are one of my favorite meats. They don't dry out as easily as breasts and they are more flavorful in my opinion.

Try my grilled chicken thighs or sheet pan herb roasted chicken thighs with vegetables. Out of all of the cuts of chicken, drumsticks are probably the cheapest. They are also very kid friendly. Try my oven baked bbq chicken legs for a great cheap meal. Pork is often less expensive than beef and is very delicious.

I often find large pork roasts on sale for a great price which can be stretched for multiple meals. Also pork chops often go on sale which are great for grilling or for skillet pork chops. Canned tuna is great for tuna salad, but there is so much more you can do with this frugal protein.

Canned salmon for salmon patties was a frugal staple in my childhood home. When we were broke, we ate salmon patties and I think they are delicious! Eggs are an excellent cheap protein source and incredibly versatile. Hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, fried, scrambled for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Make a vegetable frittata or egg casserole. Make a fried egg sandwich, French toast, or egg salad. Even if you buy high end eggs, they are still one of the least expensive protein sources around, second to legumes.

If you enjoy them, lentils should be in every frugal pantry. They are high in fiber and full of nutrition. They are great in soup, sloppy Joes, curries, and my favorite lentils and rice.

White beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, black beans are all super cheap and a definite buy if you are on a budget.

I love a big pot of slow cooker pinto beans and cornbread. Total comfort food and ultra cheap. Dry beans are more economical than canned, but they do require some time to prepare.

Read: WAYS TO USE LEFTOVER BEANS. For emergencies and when you need something super fast, canned beans should be another cheap pantry staple. You can make inexpensive crispy black bean tacos or chickpea curry. Both are very delicious and frugal.

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Opt for whole wheat when possible for added nutrients. Even plain bread provides carbohydrates for energy. Bananas are one of the cheapest fruits. Keeping bananas on hand prevents grabbing a more expensive snack when hungry.

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Pork Shoulder Pork shoulder is an inexpensive cut of meat that can provide several hearty, budget-friendly meals. Make Your Money Work for You. Lentils Lentils are inexpensive, versatile and packed with protein and fiber. Pancakes Pancake mix and ingredients like eggs and milk are budget-friendly items that go a long way.

Oatmeal Oatmeal contains fiber and nutrients to keep you full and energized all morning. Cabbage Cabbage is one of the most budget-friendly vegetables.

Eggs Eggs are an inexpensive source of protein. Chickpeas Canned chickpeas are packed with plant-based protein and fiber. Peanut Butter Peanut butter is packed with protein and healthy fats, and a jar goes a long way.

Yogurt Yogurt is an affordable option that provides protein and calcium. Fresh Fruit In-season fresh fruits like bananas and apples are usually available at low cost.

Frozen Fruit Keeping a stash of frozen fruit means you can always have berries, mangos, etc. Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, versatile and nutritious. Breakfast Bars Pre-packaged breakfast bars are inexpensive and portable, and they provide protein and fiber to start the day off right.

Granola Bars Granola bars contain whole grains, protein and other nutrients. Pre-Made Breakfast Bowls Pre-made breakfast bowls offer an affordable way to get a hearty, balanced morning meal with protein, grains and fruit without the restaurant price tag.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Frozen breakfast burritos offer an inexpensive way to enjoy a hot breakfast sandwich at home. Potatoes Potatoes are very versatile and affordable.

Canned Tuna Canned tuna is an inexpensive source of lean protein to keep on hand. Poultry is a great alternative to beef if you want a lower fat option with high quality protein. Turkey and chicken contain iron, zinc, phosphorus and b-vitamins to support healthy cells and metabolism.

How to use: try this amazing recipe for ground chicken meatballs or use ground turkey in your favorite chili recipe instead of beef. Milk contains important nutrients like calcium and phosphorus to support your bone health and help maintain a healthy weight.

How to use: use milk as your liquid in smoothies for extra nutrition and to keep you full for longer. Canned tuna is a great low-calorie protein source, and a quick way to make any meal a whole lot more filling. It contains fat-soluble vitamins and iron, and some heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Choose light tuna like skipjack for less mercury , and opt for tuna packed in water instead of oil. How to use: mix a can of tuna with mayonnaise, greek yogurt, celery, red onion, and lemon juice for a quick tuna salad sandwich or dip. Have you ever tried sardines? This salty tinned fish is rich in nutrients like omega-3 fats, zinc, and magnesium.

Peanuts and peanut butter are mainly a source of healthy fats, but they do contain some protein and fiber too.

How to use: melt tablespoons of peanut butter and drizzle on top of greek yogurt and berries, or try the viral magic shell yogurt. Peanuts contain health-promoting mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and plenty of important micronutrients like copper, vitamin E, and folate.

How to use: add a handful of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts and chocolate chips to popcorn for a high fiber and heart-healthy snack. I know, I know… canned chicken seems a little scary.

How to use: add drained canned chicken, rinsed black beans, and shredded cheese to a tortilla and heat on the stove for a quick weeknight quesadilla. Cottage cheese is having a moment right now, and for good reason. Cottage cheese is a great food for weight loss and fitness goals.

How to use: try this high protein cottage cheese queso for a flavor-packed protein dip. Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein to help support your immunity, heart health, brain health, and more.

How to use: sprinkle sunflower seeds on salads for an extra boost of healthy fats and fiber. Chicken thighs are a lot cheaper than chicken breasts, and a bit more tasty too.

Chicken thighs contain important nutrients like iron, niacin, and zinc. Using this list of 52 affordable foods can help you save money on groceries.

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Inexpensive fruits and vegetables Frozen berries Berries are an incredibly nutrient-dense food that help prevent and fight disease. Bananas Nothing beats bananas in the inexpensive fruit department.

Broccoli Broccoli is loaded with health-promoting micronutrients, bioactive compounds, and fiber. Frozen cauliflower Like broccoli, cauliflower is a nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetable that can help your body fight disease and inflammation. Frozen peas A serving of peas contains lots of fiber, a little bit of protein, and a long list of micronutrients to support your health like vitamin A, vitamin K, thiamine, and folate.

Canned corn Corn is another overlooked veggie or is it a grain? Apples Apples are high in fiber, super filling, and easy to fit into any budget. Cabbage Cabbage is impressive for so many reasons. Frozen mixed vegetables Yes, frozen vegetables still count.

Onions Onions have health benefits too! Sauerkraut Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage product that comes with a sour flavor and potential gut-health benefits. Raisins Raisins are delicious dried grapes that offer energizing carbs, gut-friendly fiber, and calcium.

Green beans Green beans are among the most underrated vegetables around. Frozen spinach You might be surprised to learn that frozen spinach contains even more nutrition than fresh!

Cucumber Cucumber is a crunchy and hydrating veggie, and an affordable way to up your intake of health-promoting foods. Frozen brussels sprouts Frozen brussels sprouts are the hidden gems of the freezer aisle.

Prunes Prunes might be one of my all-time favorite fruits. Sweet potatoes Regular potatoes are great, but sweet potatoes are a nutrient-dense and inexpensive choice too. Rice Did you know that brown and white rice are both healthy choices? Oats If superfoods were real, oats would be one of them.

Popcorn kernels Did you expect corn to make this list twice?! Whole wheat bread This high-fiber, nourishing staple is one of the cheapest and easiest options you can find at the store.

Canned chickpeas Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are an awesome source of high fiber carbohydrates with a big boost of protein too. Canned black beans Canned beans are another inexpensive and versatile bean with plenty of filling fiber and protein. Tofu There are lots of incorrect claims about soy being bad for your health and hormones.

Eggs Eggs are a quick and nutrient-rich staple with protein, vitamin D, folate, and selenium. Frozen edamame Edamame are young soybeans and another great protein- and fiber-rich option on a budget.

Plain yogurt Plain yogurt is a filling and protein-rich food that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. Cheddar cheese You might not think of cheese as a health-food, but it is actually a nutrient-dense option that can support your health… when eaten in moderation.

Ground beef Lean ground beef is a nutritious and inexpensive staple. Ground turkey or chicken Poultry is a great alternative to beef if you want a lower fat option with high quality protein. Canned tuna Canned tuna is a great low-calorie protein source, and a quick way to make any meal a whole lot more filling.

Sardines Have you ever tried sardines? Peanut butter Peanuts and peanut butter are mainly a source of healthy fats, but they do contain some protein and fiber too.

Canned chicken I know, I know… canned chicken seems a little scary. Cottage cheese Cottage cheese is having a moment right now, and for good reason. While I don't recommend skimping on good nutritious food, there are often circumstances that require us to adjust our spending.

Maybe you have experienced some of these. While the cheap grocery list below is going to automatically save money, there are a few ways to save even more.

Get 2, points with Fetch Rewards when you scan your first receipt and use my code. Download Fetch Rewards on your phone. Use my referral code AJ3YQ. While prices may vary depending on your location or grocery store, these are all generally cheap groceries that any store will carry.

You will find that they are basic foods that are very versatile and can be used for multiple meals. I have included real prices in my area at either Walmart or Aldi.

Please do not get hung up on prices if yours are higher. This list will still be a cheap grocery list compared to other foods. This is meant to help you gain inspiration to build a frugal meal plan around budget friendly foods.

Fresh fruit can often be expensive, but I find a bag of apples is consistently fairly cheap. Plus they can be used in so many ways.

They can be eaten plain for a snack, stewed for a dessert or side dish, or eaten for breakfast in a baked apple oatmeal. Bananas are another great cheap fruit. You can get an entire bunch for just a couple of dollars. They are perfect for eating on their own, cut up in yogurt or cereal, with peanut butter, or in a smoothie.

A bag of oranges is another inexpensive fruit just about year round. Sometimes cuties are cheaper and sometimes the large oranges are. Check the sales before purchasing to get your best option.

After apples and bananas, I look for fruit that is on sale or the lowest cost per ounce. This week that is pineapple for me. It may be different for you depending on the time of year and your location. Applesauce is a great inexpensive snack to keep on hand.

You can get a large container for cheap and it feeds a lot of mouths. Stay away from the squeeze pouches if you are on a budget. Although they are very convenient, they are much more expensive per ounce than the large jars. Remember that convenience costs money.

A bag of carrots is incredibly cheap and an essential vegetable to keep on hand. It is the base for many soups and sauces. It also is a cheap side dish and a great snack. Onions are another cheap grocery staple to always have in the pantry.

They add flavor to just about every dish. I find a bag of onions to be more economical than loose. I buy a 10 lb bag of potatoes every two weeks. Not only are they a favorite at my house, they are incredibly cheap and versatile.

When prioritizing what foods to buy with my grocery budget, potatoes are at the top of my list. READ: 16 ways to use leftover baked potatoes. Although they aren't as cheap as white potatoes, sweet potatoes are still inexpensive.

I love baking them, stuffing them with bbq, making sweet potato fries, or using them in a hash. There's a reason peasant food included cabbage and lots of it. It's so cheap and there is so much you can do with it.

Put it in vegetable soup , boil it , make an Italian ground beef and cabbage skillet , use it in a cabbage roll casserole , sauté it, or make a slaw. One cabbage can stretch for a couple of meals and it is packed with nutrition.

They are one of the most economical vegetables in the grocery store and great for snacking or using in salads. A bunch of celery is also a great versatile vegetable to buy. Use it in soups, casseroles, or stir fry. It is also a cheap snack to cut up at the beginning of the week to use for dipping in homemade sour cream dip or slathering in peanut butter.

If you have ever had a garden, you know how squash grows like crazy from one single plant. That is one reason it is so cheap in the store. Squash is excellent in the summer sautéd, fried, grilled, in a stir fry, or in a casserole.

Zucchini is an excellent cheap nutritious vegetable in the summer. Sauté it, fry it, make stuffed zucchini boats ,. Corn in the summer is dirt cheap. In the summer when fresh corn is not readily available and inexpensive, frozen corn is very cheap as well.

Frozen peas should be a staple of every kitchen. Throw them in a pasta, put them in a soup, fried rice, or as an inexpensive side dish.

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