How to Eat on a Budget
How to Eat on a Budget
When finances are tight, we try to find ways to save money, while still maintaining our wellbeing and quality of life. One bill that comes around quite often is the grocery bill, and it is a very important one! Those grocery store receipts reflect not only what is going onto our dinner plates, but also what is coming out of our wallets.
Does it fit your budget?
Let’s take a look at how black gram may be a great choice for those trying to save money, but still bring home high-quality food. After all, there’s no point in trying to cut costs if it compromises our health. Black gram may be one of those rare food choices that both saves money and boosts your health. Check it out!
Great Protein, Great Price!
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in our diets. Nearly every aspect of our bodies needs protein in order to maintain itself. If you are looking for a source of healthy protein, but you don’t like the price tag on steak, salmon, etc., give black gram a try! Just one 100g serving of this ancient Indian legume provides 45% of your protein RDV. Pair it with a grain like rice or flatbread to make it a complete protein!
You can purchase organic dry black gram lentils for around $2.30 per lb., or less if you’re buying in bulk or finding good deals at ethnic markets. And you know how it is with dried beans, you cook them and they increase in volume, as opposed to chicken or beef that shrinks!
Low Cholesterol, Low Cost!
High cholesterol found in red meats and fried foods can put you at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Black gram is very low in cholesterol compared to higher priced
meats; so low, in fact, that it doesn’t really have any at all! Not only is black gram less expensive than meat options, cholesterol-wise, it’s better for your heart too.
Boosts Health, Boosts Happiness!
Black gram has been used as a healing food for thousands of years in the Indian culture. What ailments do practitioners suspect black gram helps alleviate? The list ranges from high blood pressure, to low energy, and a myriad of other conditions.
While our diets should be balanced with a variety of foods, black gram is a nutrient-dense option that can boost your health across the board, helping you feel full and satisfied while nourishing and repairing your body. That’s enough to make anyone happy!
The Best Bean for Your Buck
We haven’t even talked about the amazing amounts of antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and other nutrients found in black gram; there really is a treasure chest of value found in this humble little lentil; and in light of the potential benefits it can bring to our lives, the price is right!
If you have any other questions or comments about black gram, feel free to reach out to us! And be sure to check out some of our recipe ideas to help you introduce black gram to your regular menu at home. We think this lentil is one of the best foods in the world, and we’d love to share more information with you. Ready to give it a try?
Happy savings, and happy eating!
Disclaimer: While we believe in black gram, and the power of black gram as a part of your healthy diet, neither black gram nor the statements made herein have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our black gram products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.