50 Cheapest Foods on Amazon
When you're trying to stock your fridge with healthy foods, your efforts can often slim down your wallet before they do the same to your waistline. So why take a trip to the grocery store in hopes of scoring a massive sale when Amazon.com is just a few clicks away?
Thanks to services such as Amazon Prime, Prime Pantry, and Amazon Fresh, you can add everyday essentials to your cart and expect them at your door in days. In fact, the hack to finding cheap foods on Amazon—that don't come in Costco-sized packages—is to subscribe to these services.
We've compiled a list of affordable—but still good-for-you—grub below; each item on our list is under $9. Want healthy recipes, supermarket shopping guides, and essential nutrition tips at your fingertips? Subscribe to the new Eat This, Not That! magazine now! For a limited time, you can save 50 percent off the cover price—click here!
365 Everyday Value Organic Garbanzo Beans
Chickpeas, the base of one of our favorite spreads (hello, hummus!), is one of our 10 Canned Foods You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry for good reason. The versatile legume is packed with six grams of plant protein and six grams of blood-sugar-stabilizing fiber per serving, lending your soups, stews, and dips a potent nutritional punch.
Wild Planet Albacore Fillets in Spanish Olive Oil
Rife with heart-healthy omega-3 fats and robust Mediterranean flavor, these sustainably-caught tuna fillets will become your go-to protein. Add a serving to spice up your salads or craft it into a filling sandwich.
FlapJacked Buttermilk Protein Pancake and Baking Mix
Spruce up your Sunday brunch with FlapJacked's buttermilk mix. Whether you're making waffles, pancakes, muffins, or doughnuts, this mix has a solid amount of both protein and fiber to keep you full for way longer than your local diner's flapjacks would.
Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein
Nutiva cold-processes its Canada-sourced hemp so that it retains its natural omega-3 fats and potent antioxidants. And unlike other protein powder options we've come across, this plant-based pick manages to sneak in an impressive eight grams of fiber, yielding a super-low net carb count.
Nature's Path Organic Qi'a Superfood Cereal, Cranberry Vanilla
Organic chia seeds, buckwheat, and hemp provide all-day energy as well as belly-filling plant-based protein and fiber. Add the vanilla-infused blend to cereal, oatmeal, parfaits, and smoothies for an easy and nutritious boost.
Nature's Path Organic Envirokidz Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal
Get your kids (or your inner child) pumped about oatmeal with this low-sugar, maple syrup-spiked hot cereal. It's made with gluten-free rolled oats and ancient grains such as amaranth and quinoa and is free of any preservatives and additives.
A study in the journal PLoS One discovered that organically-grown strawberries contain more antioxidants—namely, ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) and phenols—as well as a longer shelf life than their non-organic counterparts.
365 Everyday Value Black Beans, No Salt Added
For just 79 cents a can, you can whip up a hearty black bean chili, tasty dip, or creamy soup that's brimming with cholesterol-lowering fiber, bone-protecting calcium, and mood-regulating magnesium.
Junkless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars
Remember when granola bars were all the rage before protein bars usurped the packaged snack scene? Well, these Junkless bars are swimming into the spotlight, thanks to their uber-clean ingredients and irresistible flavors.
Red Bell Pepper
Rather than becoming a bedridden victim to cold and flu season, fight the bugs by filling your fridge with red bell peppers. Just one medium pepper contains 253 percent of your daily value of vitamin C—that's about 70 milligrams more than your average orange!
Halo Top Red Velvet
As one of Halo Top's more indulgent flavors, this red velvet pick is like cake in a pint! Just remember to stick to one serving size—ice cream is still a dessert rather than a meal replacement.
Siggi's Orange and Ginger Skyr
There are plenty of reasons to pick siggi's over other yogurt brands: It uses clean and few ingredients; is always low in sugar; and satisfies with a thick, heavenly texture. The fact that siggi's offers a sweet and spicy orange ginger flavor is another perk.
Beyond Meat's The Beyond Burger
Vegetarians and omnivores rave over this revolutionary plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like the real thing. The patty's meat-like taste and texture, as well as its stellar protein count, helped us to deem it the best veggie burger to line the meat aisle.
Field Trip Original Beef Jerky
Field Trip's Original beef jerky uses grass-fed cows for a snack that's lean and packed with metabolism-boosting protein. Leave a pack in your office desk drawer to keep your tummy satisfied until dinnertime. Like protein snacks? You'll find Field Trip's jerky along with dozens of other options in our round-up of The 25 Best High Protein Snacks at the Supermarket.
Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread,
Looking for a loaf you can enjoy without feeling like your diet just took a nosedive? This sprouted, organic whole wheat bread is the perfect base that'll hold up to lean meats, crunchy veggies, and a swipe of creamy mayo.
365 Everyday Value Sliced Beets, No Salt Added
With just two non-GMO ingredients (beets and water) and zero added sodium, these canned beets are an inexpensive way to spruce up soups, salads, and side dishes alike.
Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Marinara Sauce
Wild-caught sardines are farther down in the food chain, so they're lower in mercury than other fish you'd find in the supermarket such as salmon. Plus, the fatty fish is a prime source of omega-3s, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Skinny Dipped Almonds, Dark Chocolate Espresso
Unlike other chocolate-covered nuts, Skinny Dipped's almonds boast only 6 grams of sugar per serving and omit artificial additives from their ingredient list.
Hilary's Organic Adzuki Bean Burger
Baked with nutrient-dense superfoods such as organic whole grain millet, adzuki beans, quinoa coconut oil, onion, and sweet potatoes, this plant-based patty is as delicious as it is nutritious. If you're looking to spice up your lunch—literally—grill this cumin- and chili-spiked pick.
Bubly Sparkling Water
For a refreshing drink that won't cost you any calories, grab a case of bubly, Pepsi's new line of calorie-free sparkling waters. Much like La Croix, this fizzy drink is free of added sweeteners and full of natural, fruity flavor.
365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Rather than dousing your pan with butter, spritz this organic olive oil spray on your cookware to prevent spending extra time scrubbing. Although we love olive oil for its heart-healthy benefits, one tablespoon racks up 120 calories, as opposed to this additive-free spray, which is calorie-free.
Rhythm Superfoods Original Kale Chips
Many vegetable-based chips are jam-packed with hydrogenated oils and sketchy dyes, fooling snackers with their bright health halo and good-for-you guise. Luckily, this superfood snack isn't sneaky. It's made with air-crisped kale and flavored with organic herbs, seeds, and spices.
Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola
Granola cereals usually get a bad rap because they're brimming with sugar and calories, but Purely Elizabeth's blend is packed with calorie-dense grains for good reason. With organic gluten-free oats, amaranth, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and blood-sugar-regulating cinnamon, you can feel good about sprinkling this pick onto a parfait.
Good Culture Organic Classic Cottage Cheese
Yogurt isn't the only probiotic-packed tub you can find in the dairy aisle. Good Culture's organic cottage cheese is filled with live and active cultures for a healthy gut, sprinkled with just Celtic sea salt, and free of thickening agents such as carrageenan.
Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate
Swap your midnight Milky Way bar for a few squares of Alter Eco's antioxidant-packed chocolate. Not only does this fair-trade dark bar come packed with less sugar and more fiber than your average cocoa, one serving size also provides you with 40 percent of your daily recommended amount of anemia-fighting iron.
Frontera Chicken Fajita Bowl
For a Mexican-style lunch that doesn't require a trip to the supermarket or extra time slaving over the stovetop, add Frontera's fajita bowl to your cart. It's stacked with lean chicken, satiating grains, and fire-roasted peppers for a sweet kick.
Vea Snacks World Crisps, Andean Quinoa and Spices
Andes-sourced red quinoa, whole-grain wheat flour, lime juice, and cayenne are baked into these textured crisps that'll rival your go-to cracker. Top with avocado slices and cottage cheese for a filling snack.
Krave Pink Peppercorn Beef Jerky
Stuff this into your gym bag for a potent protein punch post sweat sesh. Krave's minimally-processed jerky packs in 10 grams of the muscle-building macro for under 100 calories.
Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes, Apple Quinoa Cinnamon
You won't even have to convince your kids to eat their oatmeal when you toss this tube into their lunchboxes. Spiced with cinnamon and filled with fiber-rich whole grains, Munk Pack's vegan fruit squeezes make for the perfect midday pick-me-up.
Wonderful Pistachios, Roasted and Salted
Pistachios are the lowest-calorie and lowest-fat nut out there, but they definitely don't skimp out on nutrition. They're a natural source of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols as well as minerals such as bone-building calcium, metabolism-maintaining magnesium, depression-fighting zinc, and organ-protecting phosphorous.
365 Everyday Value Creamy Almond Butter
For just $7 a jar, this might be the best deal you'll find when it comes to all-natural almond butter. Whole Foods' pick is made with 100 percent dry roasted almonds as the first and only ingredient and is free of added salt and sugar for a truly wholesome spread.
Just BARE Chicken Breast Fillets
Marinate these lean chicken breasts with a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, and rosemary, and throw 'em on the barbie for a quick, high-protein weeknight dinner.
GT's Organic Kombucha, Gingerade
Swimming with living probiotics, the fermented drink has been linked to improving stomach ulcers to preventing diseases and improving mood. Want to reap the benefits? Buy a bottle of GT's ginger-infused kombucha and try it out for yourself.
Mrs. Thinsters Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins
Always seem to char your chocolate chips or devour the entire package of cookie dough before popping it into the oven? These delectable cookie thins are made with real ingredients—vanilla, butter, and cane sugar—so you can throw in the apron and sit back with a glass of milk.
Zupa Noma Carrot Coconut Lime
Most prepared soups contain upwards of 600 milligrams of sodium per serving yet Zupa's refreshing pick bypasses the blood-pressure-spiking stuff and fills its bottle with superfoods such as organic turmeric, olive oil, and coconut milk instead.
Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas
Spread this high-fiber, sprouted whole-grain wrap with homemade hummus and then stuff with roasted veggies and top with feta cheese for a deliciously lean lunch that's sure to keep you satiated until suppertime.
Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese Style Spread
With cheese being the biggest food source of saturated fat in the American diet, you might want to look into dairy-free alternatives to help slash your risk of heart disease. Kite Hill's chive-infused spread tastes just like the real thing (seriously!) and would make the perfect addition to whole-grain crackers or that occasional everything bagel.
365 Everyday Value Chunk Light Tuna in Water, No Salt Added
Canned tuna may be one of the cheapest proteins around, but many cans are lined with hormone-disrupting BPA and doused in salt. This wholesome can is BPA-free, only contains 100 milligrams of naturally-occurring sodium, and is lower in mercury than regular tuna.
Nature's Path Organic Pumpkin Seed + Flax Granola
This organic omega-3-packed granola marries whole grain crunch with the aromatic flavors of molasses and cinnamon for a sweet start to your day.
365 Everyday Value Organic Spring Mix
Build a better salad with Whole Foods' organic spring mix that blends antioxidant-packed greens such as chard, radicchio, arugula, and spinach.
Quaker Steel-Cut Oats
With 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving and just one heart-healthy ingredient (100 percent whole-grain oats), you'll want to start your mornings with this oatmeal more often. (Perhaps in one of these 50 Overnight Oats Recipes for Weight Loss?) Stir with a teaspoon of maple syrup, chia seeds, and a handful of slivered almonds to punch up the flavor factor.
Pacific Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
Spice up your soups and add zest to your stews with Pacific's free-range organic chicken broth. Major bonus: This carton doesn't sneak in additives such as appetite-spiking MSG or caramel color like other commercial brands do.
Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps, Garlic & Onion
If you're an avid snacker and love finding new alternatives to nuts and seeds, these seasoned broad bean crisps will become your go-to. Nosh on these on their own, toss them on salads, or sprinkle them into soups for an added dose of plant protein and fiber.
Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds
Chia seeds were usually one of our superfood splurges—until we came across this super steal! The viscid seed packs in omega-3 fats, a wonderful fiber to protein ratio, and zero net carbs, deeming it the perfect pantry staple, especially if you're going keto.
Breyers Delights Cookies & Cream
Halo Top, meet your match: Breyers Delights' cookies and cream flavor tastes like the real thing and packs in only 330 calories and a whopping 20 grams of protein per pint! Instead of dunking sandwich cookie after sandwich cookie, grab this truly delightful treat instead.
Organic Gala Apples
Since conventionally-grown apples are sprayed with more pesticides than many other fruits (they're on the Dirty Dozen list), it's important to go organic. Add these organic gala apples to your cart to ensure your midday snack is free of unnecessary chemicals and jam-packed with antioxidants.
Gardenburger The Original Veggie Burger
Made with three types of mushrooms and two types of cheeses, this veggie burger seriously tastes like mushroom pizza. Stack it between two slices of sprouted toast and fresh tomato slices for a delicious dinner that's ready in minutes.
Wickedly Prime Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
These low-sodium, Amazon-brand tortilla chips aren't like your average salsa vessel. They're loaded with chia, flax seeds, and black sesame seeds for healthy fats and a hint of sweet potato for bright flavor.
Mary's Gone Crackers Super Seed Everything
Ditch the cardboard-esque crackers and go with Mary's Gone instead. They're baked with flax, poppy, and pumpkin seeds, and serve up a solid amount of inflammation-fighting fats.
Crazy Richard's Crunchy Peanut Butter
Call it crazy, but Crazy Richard's refuses to make its rich peanut butter with anything other than peanuts. This one simple ingredient renders a spread that's high in protein and healthy fats, sodium-free, and delicious on practically anything. Use it in one of these 40 Healthy Snack Ideas to Keep You Slim.