Despite what you might have heard or read, you can save on meals while still eating nutritionally.
For instance, protein can be found in the form of eggs or beans, which are cheap. (Cue in quiche, bean soup, etc.)
I’ll eat scrambled eggs at any mealtime. Add some cut up mushrooms and other veggies like bell peppers and onions, a little cheese and some herbs, and you’ve got delicious and colorful scrambled eggs..
And eggs, despite the negativity that is often associated with them, are filled with protein. It is an easy nutritious meal, morning, noon or night.
Eggs: The Perfect Protein
The protein in eggs has the highest biological value—a measure of how well it supports your body’s protein needs—of any food, including our beloved beef.
Calorie for calorie, you need less protein from eggs than you do from other sources. But you’ll need to eat the yoke to get that jolt of protein.
It also contains Vitamin B12, which is necessary for fat breakdown and muscle contraction.
How Eggs Keep You Healthy:
Eggs are vitamins and minerals over easy. They’re packed with riboflavin, folate, Vitamins B6, B12, D, E, iron, phosphorus and zinc.
For the vitamins eggs supply, they are actually a really good deal.
Beans & Legumes:
The current daily value (%DV) for protein is 50 grams per day and is a target meant for most people. Most beans provide between 29-36% of the DV for protein per cup cooked. Boiled soybeans (or edamame) provide a whopping 63% DV.
Beans and legumes high in protein include soybeans, lentils, white beans, cranberry beans, split peas, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, navy beans, and limas.
So if you need to save money while still getting your protein requirement per day, try cooking recipes with eggs or beans.