The Environmental Working Group continues to be a leader in providing quality information to the consumer regarding health issues and
environmental resources. They have recently released a list of healthy foods that you can eat on a shoestring budget. EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Broken down into seven categories, EWG lists the best foods in each.
EWG’s “Good Food on a Tight Budget” booklet comes with the top tips for healthy eating, quick lists of best foods, tasty recipes and easy tools for tracking food prices and planning your weekly menu (a key step to cutting costs!). Click here to print your own book.
Variety is important for your health and happiness. These lists are a good start, but try other affordable foods, especially those from the fruit and vegetable aisles.
Can’t find something on the list? Ask the store manager to stock it. If enough customers ask for something, stores often try to provide it.
Are you concerned about genetically engineered foods? Many haven’t been tested for long-term safety. The EWG is working to get these foods labeled so you can make informed choices. Learn more at www.justlabelit.org.