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25 Cheap Foods that are Good for You!

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  • When I first read this, I thought, is this from pre-2008?! (b/c that's when prices started to jack up and not go back down, even when gas prices, etc. were lower in later years.)
    So, yeah, update the article---it's a good one, but prices are dated. And thanks to the commenter who noted the first comment was from 2008---I'm giving that bit of info a *bump*, in the hopes that they update this highlighted article. - 6/23/2016 10:57:50 PM
  • Prices aren't that far off where I live in FL. actually they are higher then what I pay,if you shop around using smaller stores we are fortunate to have ;produce and discount groceries if you shop Publix, Winn Dixie and Wally World your gonna pay more. Takes work and planning but worth it - 4/12/2016 8:16:54 PM
  • I agree that this article needs to be updated. Many of the prices are twice as high now as they were in 2013 when the article was written (even back in 2013 prices of some of these things were higher around here). Income hasn't gone up nearly as much as prices have. - 3/2/2016 2:28:33 PM
  • The author or SparkPeople may want to consider updating this article since the price differences from when it was first posted to now are so different they detract from the main message of the article. - 2/28/2016 8:20:33 PM
  • please note the first comment posting date = 11/4/2008 7:39:29 AM

    That may explain the BIG difference in prices that indicate Less-Expensive-Ness ! - 2/27/2016 3:13:31 PM
  • FESTIE
    Adding my 2 cents worth about the prices. Those are way lower than what is charged in Minnesota. - 2/27/2016 11:07:05 AM
  • I think the point is that typically these foods are less expensive than other options, and you get a lot of nutrition for the money. Of course there are price fluctuations, but whether we're talking today's prices or those of a couple years ago, this is a good list to choose from for affordable, healthy food choices. - 2/27/2016 10:53:24 AM
  • these prices are not right today !!!!!!!! a whole lot higher here !! - 2/27/2016 10:48:07 AM
  • About time to update the prices, they are way off. - 2/27/2016 10:29:23 AM
  • Good food but price are so not from 2016 - 2/27/2016 8:17:10 AM
  • This article should be updated with prices and give a range. What you pay in one part of the country, you won't pay in another part of the country. Also what you pay in rural areas can vary from metro areas. I live in rural Minnesota and buying many/most of these items even at Walmart isn't this cheap. - 2/27/2016 8:00:27 AM
  • All but 2 of them are on my regular grocery list, especially when they are on sale. Now that GMO salmon has been approved for sale in the USA I will be avoiding that. With a certain political party sponsoring a bill to forbid labeling GMOs, it will even harder to eat natural. I choose to vote with my pocketbook and economize elsewhere. - 2/27/2016 7:15:43 AM
  • I think food must be very cheep in the USA. - 2/27/2016 4:49:08 AM
  • CARLAKH64
    Yeah this is not evenly remotely helpful for Canadians- eggs close to 3 bucks a dozen and a pack of four chicken breasts runs over 20-25 dollars. - 11/15/2015 11:18:11 PM
  • How much do Doritos cost per pound? ($4 a pound) Or snicker bars? ($5 a pound) Or McD's chicken nuggets ($13 a ponnd). Even if you double the prices in his article, it is still much cheaper to eat healthy. - 11/3/2015 7:27:10 PM

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