Simple and healthy Nigerian foods that can help you save money

Simple & Healthy Nigerian Foods That Can Help You Save Money

Simple & Healthy Nigerian Foods That Can Help You Save Money

The rise of food prices has been astronomical and now it’s almost impossible to buy a fast-food meal or even enjoy dining out at restaurants without spending a fortune.

It’s now imperative to conserve money in these trying times, to also help you save more. Below are budget-friendly Nigerian foods that will help you not only save money but stay healthy too;


Oats are one of the low-priced healthy breakfast choices you can have, especially in the morning. They’re packed with nutrients, easy to make and provide a quick meal before starting your day. Oatmeal is also rich in fibre that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime!


Beans is a rich source of protein and one of the cheapest and most popular food in the country and it’s available to buy in any market near you. Beans is a versatile meal so there are several meals you can make with it e.g. Porridge Beans, Moi Moi, Akara, etc. No matter your preference, one constant thing is that it’s budget-friendly and filling.

Vegetable soups

You can make a vegetable soup using common vegetables like Waterleaf, Ugwu (Pumpkin leaves), Bitter Leaf, Okro, and Scent Leaf. Most vegetables are relatively cheap and offer a huge source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Potassium. They go really well with swallows.


This is another versatile food. It is found in almost all parts of the country. It’s high in carbohydrates and can be prepared in various ways – as Eba for soups or soaked in water and eaten as a cereal with Groundnut, Kuli Kuli, milk, e.t.c. It is a more affordable alternative compared to other food items.

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Roasted Plantain (Ripe/Unripe)

Roasted plantain is normally called Boli. A popular snack that can be relished by everybody even if you are on a tight budget. Boli costs between N50 to N200, depending on the size and can be paired with Groundnut, Red Oil, Cooked Beans, or Roasted Fish.

Cutting on your food budget without sacrificing your daily nutritional needs can be accomplished by choosing any one or all these cheap, healthy Nigerian foods.


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