What would be on your grocery list if you were trying to optimize your nutrition on a very tight budget?
To optimize nutrition on a budget, I recommend canned and dried legumes, eggs, tofu, grains from bulk stores, fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables, and add-ons like curry pastes or chili paste to amp up the flavors.
Transcript: "Hi Lane, thanks for your question. The price of groceries is out of control, so I fill you with this one to optimize your nutrition on a budget. I recommend a couple of things. First of all, canned and dried legumes like chickpeas and lentils, which are very versatile and can sub in for meat in most recipes also recommend eggs. They're simple, they're versatile, and they're cost-effective as is tofu. Another cost effective highly. A nutritious protein. And if you buy the tofu that's set in calcium, it's a great source of calcium. As far as grains go, I recommend the bulk store because you can get exactly what you need and how much of it that you need. And you don't have to spend a ton of money, bulk stores, are generally amazing for grains, like rice and quinoa, and also spices, and things like flour, and baking supplies. Lastly, fruits and vegetables. I highly recommend a good variety of fresh canned. Frozen know that canned and frozen vegetables are often actually more nutritious than fresh because they're picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. They don't sit on a track going to their final destination, which causes them to oxidize out some of their nutrients. When you're buying canned items, just make sure they're packed in water. And that items that are frozen are frozen simply without any extra sauces. You can't forget the add-ons just because you want to Eat simply and cheaply, doesn't mean that you need to eat food with no flavor. Try some Curry, pastes some chili paste, some Harissa for your meals, to amp up the flavors. I hope this helped"