Light on calories and heavy on value, some staples are always worth keeping on hand. Here are a few of our healthy and inexpensive favorites.
Instead of prepackaged onion dip, have jarred salsa on hand.
Why? These items cost about the same, but a ¼-cup serving of salsa has just 20 calories, no fat and a serving of vegetables; the same amount of dip contains 120 calories, 10 grams of fat and additives such as monosodium glutamate.
Cost: 46¢ per serving.