Cheap and Nutritious Snacks
The Cheapest Snacks for Health Nuts
Cantaloupe (about $3.99 each) and Yogurt ($2.59 for 32 oz)*
Nutritional bang for your buck: 100% of your daily intake of vitamin C for $1 (5 oz of cantaloupe), plus 45% of your daily calcium intake for about 64 cents (8 oz of yogurt)
Total per serving: $1.64
Cantaloupe’s a fat-free, low-calorie snack, but chock-full of potassium and vitamins A and C. Slice the juicy orb and mix it with low-fat yogurt to add a healthy dose of calcium and an impressive 9 g of protein to your daily diet. Control costs by buying the whole melon, and opting for a 32-ounce tub of yogurt.
*Price calculations are based on listings from regional, national, and online grocers.