The Healthiest and Cheapest Walmart Foods You Can Buy
Who says purchasing healthy foods has to break your perfectly calculated budget?
If you've ever stepped into your local Walmart's well-lit and heavily-stocked aisles, you probably already know that this popular misconception isn't true. Walmart has plenty of nutritious options among the plethora of frozen foods and giant bags of chips.
That's why we've conjured up a list of 10 of our favorite, inexpensive finds at the retail giant so that you can save money while sticking to your diet. And then, don't miss 15 Secret Walmart Shopping Hacks You Never Knew!
Krave Sweet Chipotle
How can you go wrong with a succulent snack that's packed with eight grams of protein for just 90 calories? Krave infuses its chewy turkey jerky with tangy citrus and aromatic basil, making this hogh-protein, low-carb snack a must-try.
Buy a 2.7-ounce pack now for just $9.98.
Great Value Organic Instant Oatmeal Oats and Flax
If you've been on an overnight oats trend lately, stop by Walmart for their Great Value brand's instant oatmeal. These wholesome oats pack in heart-healthy flax seeds, making this quick breakfast a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Plus, the pre-measured packets allow you to grab 'em on-the-go for a no-hassle a.m. meal.
You can buy a 4-pack for just $7.03.
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Nature's Path Organic Heritage Flakes Cereal
Whether you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not, starting your morning off with these organic crunchy flakes (made with ancient grains like millet, kamut, barley, and quinoa) is a great choice.
Unlike some of these other sugary cereals out there, Nature's Path Organic's cereal is more satiating with five grams of protein and seven grams of fiber. Not to mention, it only packs five grams of added sugar.
By a 32-ounce pack now for just $6.98.
Quest Protein Bars Double Chocolate Chunk
When you're in a rush to replenish after an intense HIIT sesh, a Quest bar may be a great option. These decadent brownie-like bars pack in a whopping 20 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber and less than one gram of sugar.
Buy a 12-count pack now for $23.36.
Lundberg Family Farms Organic Wild Rice
Just because Jasmine and Basmati rice often steal a spot on your dinner plate, doesn't mean you shouldn't keep your eyes peeled for this wild rice. It's packed with seven grams of protein and three grams of fiber per serving, and taste testers swoon over its naturally nutty flavor.
Here's another bonus: environmentally responsible Lundberg Family Farms produces its organic rice with 100 percent renewable energy, so you can feel good about feeding this gluten-free grain to your family.
Buy an 8-ounce pack now for just $5.64.
Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix Gluten-Free + Whole Grain
Contrary to popular belief, fluffy pancakes aren't just a cheat meal you have to wait all week to enjoy. With Pamela's gluten-free (and guilt-free) mix, you can whip up a batch without feeling obligated to add an extra hour to your gym routine.
Buy a 24-ounce pack now for $14.89.
Maple Grove Farms Organic Maple Syrup
Naturally, if you're frying up some wholesome flapjacks, you're going to need to douse them with a syrup that's equally as good for you. That's where Maple Grove Farms Organic Maple Syrup comes into play. Real maple syrup contains vitamins as well as trace minerals and antioxidants that its competitors can't own up to.
Buy an 8.5-ounce bottle now for just $5.98.
McCormick Gourmet Ground Turmeric
What can protect your heart and help you combat inflammation? Turmeric! This ancient spice can offer some serious health benefits, so stock up on it at Walmart where it's reasonably priced.
Buy a 1.37-ounce bottle now for just $3.98.
Betterbody Foods Organic Quinoa
Quinoa, which contains all nine essential amino acids, can supercharge your diet by providing a solid dose of plant-based protein and fiber. Swap out rice or pasta for this ancient grain at dinner!
Buy a 24-ounce tub now for just $6.94.
Bob's Red Mill Hemp Protein Powder
If you've been seeking the perfect protein powder for your post-workout shake, look no further. Unlike most protein powders on the market, this hemp pick provides an impressive eight grams of fiber along with 14 grams of protein. Feel free to blend this into pancake batter, oatmeal, cereal, and smoothies.
Buy a 16-ounce pack now for just $16.85.
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