And just think, while $5 seems so little in today’s society, there are actually a lot of great options that the person could spend their money on now that their toll is paid for. Look at all of these are healthy things you can buy with just $5:
- An inexpensive fitness class! A lot of classes are discounted for first time visitors. For example, you can take Skyrobics at Skyzone Boston for just $6 if it’s your first class.
- 6 pounds of bananas. At around 60 cents per pound, this inexpensive fruit is one of the best buys around. They’re chock full of potassium, and a great source of healthy carbohydrates (a good buy for the athletes out there).
- Potted herbs, like basil – perfect to flavor food without adding excess sodium.
- Several boxes of instant brown rice. This is a staple in my house for quick healthy meals!
- A new dumbbell that you can use for working out at home.
- A new Kindle book, including some cookbooks that can teach you how to cook quick meals that taste good and are good for your waistline.
- 5 cans of low sodium black beans, which add protein and fiber to many meals.
- A magazine geared towards health or eating, like “Men’s Health”, “Clean Eating”, or “Shape.”
- Several new song downloads from I-tunes which can help motivate you to push harder during your workout!
- If you keep an eye out, you may be able to score a workout DVD on sale for only $5 (keep an eye out at the big stores).
- Pay it forward and donate it to a charity of your choice.
And for Day 23 today, I dropped off some healthy food donations in a bin at a supermarket.
What are you doing to help others this week?