One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it’s expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart.
To help encourage healthier communities, the American Heart Association and Aramark have simple tips to keep in mind as you seek out affordable, nutritious and tasty food options for your family:
Find more recipes and tips to make healthy meals more affordable at fyp365.com or heart.org/healthyforlife.
MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN AND GRAIN BOWL
8 ounces farro or brown rice
6 cups spinach, stems removed
1 1/2 cups diced seedless cucumbers
1 1/2 diced tomatoes
6 thin slices red onion
3 cups cauliflower florets
3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
3 cups cooked skinless chicken breast, visible fat discarded
6 tablespoons fat-free or low-fat crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons kalamata olives
Per serving: 342 calories; 12 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 551 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 8 g sugars; 25 g protein.
(Source: Courtesy of Aramark)
CURRY-SPICED TOFU WITH ASIAN VEGETABLES
12 ounces light, extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry, cut into four slices
1 tablespoon, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons, curry powder, divided
12 ounces packaged fresh stir-fry vegetables
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 large onion, cut into 3/4-inch wedges
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/4-1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
Per serving: 151 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 86 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugars; 10 g protein.
(Source: Courtesy of American Heart Association)