Cheap and Healthy Foods for People on a Budget

Cheap and Healthy Foods

Even the cheapest foods can be healthy. Not everyone can afford food that is expensive but it does not mean that only expensive food is healthy. Pakistan has an abundance of self-produced foods that are widely available and they cost very less. Even the most impoverished ones can afford these cheap and healthy foods.

This is good because people can have the option to buy whatever they like by easily affording them. The inexpensive yet healthy foods will cost a person less than 300 rupees, which can be eaten for a number of days. Here are some easily available inexpensive foods that are not only cheap but healthy as well.


Vegetables are the best source to maintain health. Although some of the vegetables are expensive, many are quite cheap that everyone can afford. For instance; potatoes, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, ladyfinger, pumpkin, etc. are easily available from every street corner. Everybody can easily afford them and they are very beneficial for health.

Although fresh vegetables are extensively available but frozen can also be preferred if the plan is to store them for months. If the budget is too tight that food can be consumed only once a day then prefer vegetables. Eat them in breakfast so that the whole day can be passed easily and try to save some to eat at night. Eat raw vegetables like carrot and turnip because they will help in strengthening the muscles and body.


Eggs, on the other hand, are another healthy natural product. Eggs are the best source to consume protein and it is the cheapest natural product that is easily available in shops. Consume one in a day at least. If it is mixed with some vegetables, then it would be highly healthy and will make you full for the whole day.


Many different fruits are easily available in shops with low prices. Ignore expensive fruits like kiwi or pomegranate, as they are expensive in Pakistan. Try some other fruits like mango, watermelon, and peach in summers or oranges and bananas in winter. Fruits have always been the best source to maintain health. Even a sick person is recommended to eat fruits. Every person whether healthy or sick must eat fruit. Everyone can easily afford fruits.


They’re also a great source of iron and many minerals that are sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets and which constitute a balanced diet. Though different types of lentils may vary slightly in their nutrient contents, yet all are healthy and easily available. A kilo of lentil can be bought for less than 200 rupees and it can be made into different dishes for days.

Dairy Products

Dairy products are probably part of your life in some way or another. That’s because the food category includes everything from milk to cheese to butter to yogurt, which are essential building blocks to all different kinds of recipes.

Try yogurt try which is 100 rupees per kilo. Yogurt is the new trendy dairy product in town which is very healthy and it can be eaten with nearly any kind of food.

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