Whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re just looking to save a few bucks, Dollar Tree has a lot to offer. Sure, there are cheap plastic toys and cheap snacks, but if you know what you’re looking for, Dollar Tree is surprisingly full of good stuff!
For example, you can find some healthy food options amidst the chips and discount candy. Let’s take a look at five healthy options next time you’re at Dollar Tree!
Fruits and Veggies
You might not think of going to Dollar Tree for produce, but you’re missing out if you’re not taking advantage of what they have to offer. True, you’re not likely to find fresh fruits and veggies, but Dollar Tree offers a variety of frozen options. As long as you check the label to make sure there are no added sugars, these frozen fruits and veggies are a healthy choice!
Most Dollar Trees carry both canned beans and dried beans. Beans are an excellent source of protein, especially when paired with rice. Both rice and beans are available at Dollar Tree. I highly recommend grabbing both for a cheap meal. Add some frozen veggies and have yourself a rice bowl!
For more lean protein, check out Dollar Tree’s canned tuna selection. Tuna has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids as well as omega-6 fatty acids. Both can help control blood pressure as well as a myriad of other health benefits.
You might not think of spices as healthy, but they can go a long way to helping you avoid sodium. The more tasty spices in your meal, the less likely you’ll be to douse your food in salt or use sauces. Spices contain considerably fewer calories than sauces – as in, 1-6 calories per teaspoon, depending on the spice. So, go ahead and grab some spices and blends the next time you’re at Dollar Tree!
Ramen (without the seasoning packet)
Brands like Top Ramen have become synonymous with college kids on a shoestring budget, but these little packs of noodles can actually make a pretty decent meal! Go ahead and ditch the seasoning packet, which contains about 60% of your daily recommended serving of sodium.
The noodles themselves are a great base for a soup. Grab some low sodium chicken broth and veggies (both of which can be found at Dollar Tree), and toss them in a pot!SKM: below-content placeholder