Save Money And Eat Healthily: Cheap Foods That Last For A Long Time

Healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive. Many healthy foods are inexpensive, and if you store them correctly, they’ll stay fresh for weeks and months. Think about how much money that’ll save!

Some healthy foods can provide a side dish for eight years, while others supply protein for up to two years. Even fruits and vegetables can last for months if you store them properly. If you want to save money, check out these healthy, cheap foods that’ll last for a long time.

Potatoes

Potatoes are in a brown paper bag.
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Nico Schimmelpfennig/picture alliance via Getty Images

Potatoes only cost a couple of bucks, and they last for months if you store them properly. Keep your potatoes in a mesh bag, box, or basket to give them some air. Store them at room temperature in a cool, dark place, such as a garage or a cabinet. They’ll last for two to three months that way.

To help them last longer, check on your potatoes regularly. If one has shriveled or sprouted, throw it out; otherwise, it’ll infect the rest of the potatoes. Cook them into a side dish, soup, or baked potato.