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25 Cheap Foods That Are Good for You!

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2/27/2015 1:09:34 PM

PFERG66's SparkPage
You really need to update your prices, please. This is Feb/Mar. 2015 and the prices you show are very unrealistic for here in Texas.
2/27/2015 11:40:02 AM

These prices are WAAAAAAAY off! Maybe 10 years ago? The food suggestions are pretty solid.
2/27/2015 10:45:24 AM

I'm in Minnesota. These prices are laughable. Maybe 5 years ago on a 'lowest price ever' sale. Double or triple them for today.

2/27/2015 9:40:35 AM

Noticed that these prices are as of 6/2013. Maybe time to update some of the articles on Sparkpeople.
2/27/2015 8:42:17 AM

sadly prices in Canada are nowhere near the ones posted, but the suggestions are still great!
2/27/2015 3:42:37 AM

I can't say much about the prices as I live in Australia, but as we've just gone through a major problem with contaminated frozen berries from overseas, it might be worthwhile making sure WHERE your frozen goods are coming from and how they are grown before you save a couple of cents in a supposed cost cutting exercise.
2/1/2015 11:32:26 PM

WARRIORGIRL121's SparkPage
Wow. Maybe I should move to where these prices are. They're about double in my area.
11/27/2014 6:34:58 AM

Thank you for this post, I learned many things I did not know!
I agree with you regarding the grapes, they are also beneficial for weight loss. I suggest you to watch this video which answers the question: Are grapes good for weight loss?
9/9/2014 11:20:56 AM

SARAHSMC22's SparkPage
In Vermont, these prices can pretty much be doubled. $6 for 3lbs of chicken is almost laughable! Try $16. Grapes that low maybe one week a year, otherwise $3.99/lb.
8/30/2014 5:29:50 AM

CTUPTON's SparkPage
Connecticut's prices are much higher than this as of August 2014. chris
8/25/2014 3:56:03 PM

fruits and vegetables are on sale weekly, especially in the summer. I don't eat meat, but almonds, beans, and soy are good a source of protein.
8/25/2014 9:21:50 AM

Living in Southern California, I wish our prices were that low on food. I paid $2.99 for eggs yesterday, Banana's were .79 a pound.
8/24/2014 8:17:40 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
I see these prices as very comparable to what I pay in NC. I get my best produce prices in an Aldi's store. Their other products are also reasonable and I have found them to be very good.
Matter-of-fact, I get some things cheaper than listed here, such as bananas for .44per lb. and grapes on sale much cheaper. I always shop for bargain items and things on weekly specials.
Cook up dried beans by the lb., measure into bags, lay them flat, and freeze. Always ready. Do the same with lentils.
8/24/2014 12:23:13 PM

I don't know where the rest of you people shop or what brands you are buying, but the prices in the article are pretty comparable to what I spend for store brand and bargain brand products at Fred Meyer (Kroger) up here in Tacoma, Washington. I've been told by friends and family living in the Midwest that our prices are quite high compared to there. Has that changed recently?

I do have a couple of "corrections" to point out though:
Why buy expensive canned beans when dried beans are less expensive and cook up just as well? A one pound bag of dried beans will cook up 2-3 family sized meals worth for less than the price of that one can of precooked.

Vanilla yogurt has just as much sugar and just as many calories and carbohydrates as any of the other flavored yogurts. If you want vanilla flavor mixed with the fresh or frozen fruit that you are adding, then stir a touch of vanilla extract into your plain yogurt.
8/23/2014 11:09:02 PM

NORASPAT's SparkPage
Too bad the article sours us since the prices are ancient in our state of Maine.
If only a quick look at the market would have helped the authors integrity. Pat in Maine.

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