5 Healthy Snacks for $1 or Less

5HealthySnacksfor1dollarorless

Heading to the corner store or nearby pharmacy? Whether you feel like having something crunchy, a little salty or sweet, there are healthy snack options for you that won’t cost much.
Tip: Always check the back of pharmacies for discounted or $1 snack section.

 

5 Healthy Snacks for $1 or less

5 healthy snacks for 1 dollar or less

#1 – Nuts ($0.99 or $1.00 for a pack)

Instead of chips, you can try having some lightly salted nuts like cashews, almonds, pistachios or a trail mix of different kinds of nuts. Nuts are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Try not to have more than a small handful at a time, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. The calories can easily add up.

#2 – Seeds ($0.99 or $1.00 for a pack)

Instead of chips, you can also try some sunflower seeds (with or without the shell) or pumpkin seeds. These seeds also have vitamins, minerals and fiber that your body will thank you for. Like nuts, try not to have more than a small handful at a time, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. The calories can easily add up.

 

5 healthy snacks for 1 dollar or less

 #3 – Fresh Fruit ($0.25 to $0.50 each)

Instead of cakes, honey buns, sweets or granola bars, you can try getting a banana or two at the counter. Stores may also sell fruits like apples or oranges at the counter. Fruits are naturally sweet, much better for your health and keep you feeling full for much longer.

 

5 healthy snacks for 1 dollar or less

#4 – Dried Fruit ($1.00 a pack)

Instead of cakes, honey buns, sweets or granola bars, you can also try having some raisins or dried fruit. A lot of stores carry raisins but more and more pharmacies also have dried apples, dried bananas and dried apricots in the back. Just ask a store clerk for help.

 

5 healthy snacks for 1 dollar or less

#5 – Water ($1.00 for a bottle)

Instead of soda or juice, try drinking more water. It is so much better for your health and will make it so much easier to manage your weight without all the extra sugar and calories found in soda, energy drinks, shakes, lattes and juice.


 

More Help…

✧ Guides: Nutrition Facts Label (learn more), Choose My Plate (healthy eating and exercise)

✧ Support Groups: Super Tracker (healthy eating and exercise), How to Get Food Help (help for people of all ages)

Talk to your doctor or health care provider for more information. 

If you don’t have a doctor or insurance, you can get help at a health center near you.

 

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Page last reviewed: July 09, 2017
Page last updated: July 09, 2017

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