When your grocery budget is down to its last few bucks, you buy the foods you know you like. It’s not a time to buy new foods you might hate. If iceberg lettuce is your go-to salad base and sandwich topper, sorry, spinach — maybe you’ll make it into the cart next week. While lettuce hardly qualifies as junk food, spinach dominates iceberg nutritionally, most notably in protein, vitamin A and iron. And dropping $4 on a 10-ounce tub of hummus isn’t even a consideration if you’ve never tasted the beige creamy chickpea blend. It doesn’t matter that hummus packs a one-two punch of fiber and protein that can replace a nutritionally devoid dill dip for veggies or add a nutrient boost in a tortilla wrap.
…Eating Well included 55 recipes in its recipe guide booklet given to each participant. Recipes came from dieticians, chefs and other experts across five health care systems and the research of an intern from the UW-Green Bay nutrition and dietetics program.