Nutrition

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Proper Diet 101: Affordable Nutrition Hacks

Ayden Hector admits that the reason healthy meals aren’t as popular because many establishments that sell these meals or the ingredients needed for such dishes have put quite a price tag on them.  In fact, processed and junk food has become much more affordable in many places.  That said, a proper diet isn’t all that expensive if one knows what to look for and where to look for it.

Ayden Hector notes that knowing how and having the patience to prepare these meals can go a long way.  Also, a fridge, even just a small one, a blender, a microwave oven, and a coffeemaker are more than useful and wise investments in leading a healthy lifestyle. 

Below is a list of meals and food that are both healthy and affordable.

Eggs

The egg is the favorite superfood of many health and fitness enthusiasts, and for a good reason. It’s cheap, can easily be found, and has almost everything the body needs.  A large egg contains six grams of protein.  A pair of eggs can provide as much protein as a full serving of fish or meat.  There are 14 different nutrients found in eggs, with the most notable being vitamins A, B-12, D, and E.  Eggs also contain a healthy dose of folate.  The yolks also have lutein, which is great for the heart.

There are a variety of ways by which people can prepare eggs.  Ayden Hector suggests people start by boiling eggs in their coffeemaker or even cook an omelet in the microwave if they feel a bit more adventurous.

Smoothies

Next up on Ayden Hector’s list of affordable healthy meal options are smoothies.  Smoothies are the single greatest reason to invest in a blender.  While people can experiment with countless combinations of fruits, fruit juices, veggies, and milk, people shouldn’t just put anything into a blender and hope for a smoothie to come out.  Fortunately, the internet is filled with smoothie recipes with some of the most affordable and widely available ingredients, which people can easily find.

And if people don’t feel like preparing a smoothie, Ayden Hector recommends snacking on fruits and veggies instead.

Peanut butter

One of the more surprising and interesting healthy and affordable meal supplements out there is good ol’ fashion peanut butter.  Unless a person is allergic to peanuts, peanut butter is one of the most excellent sources of plant-based protein in the world. It’s important to remember that regular, full fat peanut butter is Ayden Hector’s peanut butter of choice since it doesn’t have as much sugar as reduced fat variants.