6. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes have many great health benefits. They contain about 377% of our daily recommended intake of vitamin A, 15% of vitamin B6 and are high in potassium and fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
How can sweet potatoes help you loose weight? Because sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense, they can help you feel fuller longer. As long as you don’t load them down with butter and sugar and instead opt for some coconut oil and/or cinnamon, sweet potatoes are a great part of a trim diet. Plus, the price of a small sweet potato is only about $.50!
7. Apples and other low-cost fruits
It’s a good idea to eat fruit for health, but it’s also important for weight loss too. Fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and can help aid in weight loss by helping you feel fuller with less calories and increase your water intake. Though some fruits are more expensive than others, apples are a budget-friendly option at about $.50 per apple, when purchased in a three pound bag.
If you want to save even more on fruit, choose the canned option, which can save you money and will last much longer than the fresh varieties. Just be sure to choose the kind packed in fruit juice — not heavy syrup. Canned mixed fruit packed in 100% juice at Aldi will run you about $.89, which is about $.25 per serving.