Cheap and Healthy Snacks on a Friendly Budget

With the rise in food costs, finding cheap healthy snacks can be a struggle, but no less important. Having healthy snacks to eat during the day can help you keep your food budget down and give you an extra boost of energy throughout the day.

Still, coming up with ideas for snacks that are both healthy and affordable can be time-consuming. Here are 28 cheap and healthy snacks to get you through the day.

A loaf of bread is inexpensive, and you can add your own twist with toppings like avocado, cream cheese, nut butter, seed butter & banana. There are so many delicious combinations available.


Almonds, cashews, and macadamia nuts are all loaded with healthy fats and protein to help keep you full between meals. They’re also shelf-stable, making them an excellent choice for snacks to take to work or school.


Cheese is a protein-packed snack. You can grab a quick on-the-go string cheese, rollup cheese, and sandwich meat together or have it with a piece of fruit.


Muffins are a sweet snack that is perfect for on the go. There are many recipe variations; banana muffins, chocolate chip muffins, and cinnamon muffins. There is something for everyone. Plus, you can m ake these ahead and freeze them until you are ready for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.


Cottage cheese is inexpensive and is a low-fat, protein snack. It’s an excellent high-protein snack to incorporate with fresh fruit or can be enjoyed on its own.

Cottage Cheese

Oatmeal is a filling snack rich in fiber. Grabbing the oatmeal instant packets is great for shortening this snack to perfect portion sizes.


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