This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.
Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something trendy, like raw almonds or cold-pressed green juice. But, eating well and staying on a budget don't have to be mutually exclusive. The secret is to plan ahead and choose staples you can cook with all week long. These foods — like canned beans, for example — aren't necessarily flashy, but are still packed with nutrients. Click through for a list of affordable and healthy items you should always have on your grocery list. You can use these to whip up countless good-for-you meals and snacks.