5-A-Day Is Affordable, Honestly!

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Leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle is all the rage right now! But with so many people jumping on the bandwagon of clean eating, sometimes it can get a tad confusing when it comes to figuring out exactly what you should be eating every day.

With the current craze revolving around everything “organic”, it can feel like being healthy comes at a price… But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! You can still get all your 5 portions of fruit and veg a day without breaking your bank.

Terms like “superfoods” are thrown around and there are “fashion foods”, such as kale, quinoa and avocado, which people just can’t seem to get enough of. But what about the basics? Surely it doesn’t need to be quite as complicated as all this…

We’re here to take a few steps back to good ol’ fashioned fruit and veg, and show you just how easy it is to #GetYour5!

Sainsbury’s

Waitrose

Morrisons

Tesco

Sainsbury’s Tomato Puree 200g– 55p  Essential Waitrose Carrots – 60p/1kg  Bag of 3 Peppers – 96p  Tesco Carton of Grapefruit Juice (from concentrate) – 69p/1L 
30g portion = 9p 80g portion = 5p ½ pepper = 16p 150ml = 11p
Parsnips 500g bag– 60p  Essential Waitrose Tomatoes – 6 for 70p  M Savers Sultanas 500g – 88p Can of Tesco Everyday Value Dark Red Kidney Beans – 30p 
80g portion = 10p  1 tomato = 12p 30g portion = 5p  ½ a can = 15p
Sainsbury’s Red Onions 1kg bag– 80p  Essential Waitrose Oranges – 7 for £2 Royal Gala Apples – £1.50/bag of 6  Tesco Frozen Mixed Fruits – £3/1kg 
80g portion = 6p 1 orange = 29p 1 apple = 25p 80g portion = 24p
Sainsbury’s Cream of Tomato Soup – 50p  Essential Waitrose Cucumber – 50p  Morrisons Carton of Orange Juice with bits (from concentrate) – 87p/1L Tesco Sliced Green Beans 850g – 85p
½ can portion = 25p ¼ portion = 12p 150ml glass = 13p 80g portion = 8p
Loose Broccoli – £1.15/kg Essential Waitrose Canned Sweetcorn 260g – 65p Morrisons Garden Peas 500g– 78p
 
Small Bananas – 90p for 6 
80g portion = 9p 80g portion = 20g 80g portion = 12p 1 banana = 15p

Total = 59p/day

Total = 78p/day

Total = 71p/day

Total = 73p/day

See how easy it is to #GetYour5?! It’s not all about eating an apple, a banana, some carrot sticks, celery and half a mango (although that would be fine too!). There are plenty of other ways to eat a portion of fruit or veg. Incorporating portions into your daily diet, such as making a pasta sauce using tomato puree or having a glass of orange juice every morning, soon decreases the number of portions you have to get through during your day.

Plus, it’s super affordable! We’ve only featured a few examples of ways to eat portions of fruit and veg, but there are loads more out there. It doesn’t matter where you shop, with 5 portions of fruit and veg costing less than £1 per day it’s simple to add them to your trolley.

For more inspiration on exactly how you can pack your meals with fruit and veg, check out our recipe section, where you’ll find loads of tasty ideas!

*Prices correct as of January 2017