10 Healthy Foods That Cost Under $1
Brown Rice (about $1.99 per pound or $0.18 per ¼-cup dry serving)
Compared with white rice, brown rice provides more nutritional bang for your buck. “It has more fiber and therefore a lower glycemic index than white rice, so it will give you a steadier level of energy,” says Stadler. This is because brown rice does not undergo the processing that white rice does, which removes many disease-fighting nutrients and substances, such as vitamin E, antioxidants, and fiber.