Another cheap food to add to your shopping list is beans. There are many bean varieties, each with its own nutritional value. Try dry or canned beans, they are usually the cheapest.
Canned tuna is a cheaper alternative to fresh tuna yet is still healthy and nutritious. It is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients that can aid people suffering from metabolic syndrome.
Chicken is a good source of protein, and you’ll save more if you buy a whole chicken. You can buy a whole chicken for $5.61, equivalent to about $1.06 per pound of bone-in chicken.
A boneless chuck roast is pretty cheap at about $7.50. There are a variety of meals you can prepare with chuck roasts like pot roast and beef stroganoff.