A basket holds apples, oranges, and bananas as examples of healthy snacks that cost less than a dollar each

Healthy Snacks Under $1

You do not need to break the bank to enjoy nutritious foods.

You are driving home from work when your stomach starts to rumble. Do you grab a cheeseburger from a fast food joint or stop at the grocery store for a nutritious snack?

If you are like many other busy people, convenience and the contents of your wallet may factor in when you make impulsive, unhealthy dietary choices. It is possible, however, to eat healthy foods on a budget. Each of the following nutritious, vitamin-packed snacks costs less than $1 per serving:

Serving Size Calories Protein Fat Fiber
Apples 1 large apple (with skin) 116 0.6g 0.4g 5.4g
Bananas 1 large banana 121 1.5g 0.5g 3.5g
Baby Carrots 85g (9 baby carrots) 30 0.5g 0.1g 2.5g
Eggs 1 large egg, hard-boiled 78 6.3g 5.3g 0g
Instant Oatmeal (Plain) 1 regular packet 150 6.6g 2.6g 4g
Oranges 1 large orange 86 1.7g 0.2g 4.4g
Sweet Potatoes 1 large sweet potato (baked in skin) 162 3.6g 0.3g 5.9g

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