Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken
There's also lean chicken and heart-healthy walnuts for a hearty and healthy budget meal. Noodles made of nutritious zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots combine with silky Alfredo and savory basil pesto sauces for a "pasta" dinner that's actually healthy! For a crispy topper, simply combine pieces of fresh bread, chopped onion, and celery instead of the usual high-cal fried onion mix. Just choose whatever's on sale to stick with the cheap-meal theme. Shake well to mix. That's up to you. Try our healthy vegetarian version of your favorite stroganoff for a new low-cal take on the classic.
Mini Meat Loaves, Green Beans, and Potatoes
Serve the turmeric- and ginger-infused grilled chicken on a bed of basmati rice included in the price estimate to round out the meal. Your bank account will be as comforted as your stomach after this cheap healthy meal hits your table! Because everything for this meat-and-potatoes recipe cooks on one foil-lined sheet pan, cleanup takes mere seconds. Little touches like jalapeno and cilantro add loads of flavor to this skillet supper. Start with store-bought dough to make this Mediterranean meal totally doable, even on a weeknight.
Noodle dishes are known to be easy on the wallet, but they aren't always filling. This pasta proves that healthy vegetarian recipes can be satisfying! The secret is in the sauce: It's made with low-cost cashews for an ultra-creamy texture. Low in fat just 6 grams per portion! Almost couldn't be easier. Because it's breaded with whole wheat panko and baked instead of fried, this eggplant Parm is calories slimmer than its classic Italian counterpart. Keep your healthy streak going by grabbing a couple zucchini at the store to spiralize, toss with the rest of the marinara, and serve under the baked eggplant.
A shift in the slow cooker can make any cut of meat more succulent and flavorful. In this set-and-forget recipe, budget-friendly chicken thighs are stewed with a few sweet and spicy ingredients for a delicious gluten-free dinner.
Not here, and you won't even miss it. A combination of mushrooms, lentils, and walnuts makes these veggie burgers meaty and protein-rich. For a few cents more, add a whole wheat bun to serve this healthy vegetarian recipe as a sandwich.
This cheap and healthy meal is light on the pocketbook and heavy on the satisfaction. With 49 grams of muscle-building protein, this minute meal will keep you full for hours. Instead of refried beans, this flavorful Mexican entree calls for a tasty and creamy cauliflower puree to act as the "glue" for the steamed veggie toppings. If you're hungry and have leftovers handy, feel free to toss on some chicken or shrimp, too.
Just 20 minutes is all you need to pull off our all-in-one chicken and pasta dinner. The combination of veggies, angel hair pasta, and high-protein chicken covers all the bases at dinnertime. Dive into our cheesy quesadillas for your next Mexican night.
They're filled with good-for-you veggies, plus cilantro and lime to heighten the fresh Mexican flavor without adding excess calories. Make it an entree by adding your favorite protein. With this cheap healthy recipe, we grant you permission to eat cranberry sauce year-round! Perfect to pack for lunch or as a light, summery dinner recipe, this main-dish salad explodes with fresh flavor. Heart-healthy tuna and fiber-rich beans join with peppery greens, fresh herbs, and a citrusy dressing for a healthy salad recipe that's a cheap easy meal.
Whitefish is a lean source of protein that's mild in flavor, and it easily complements stronger flavors like the chili powder, garlic, and lime in these tostadas. Even with our homemade chili-lime cream, this dinner recipe rings in at just calories for two tostadas! Noodles made of nutritious zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots combine with silky Alfredo and savory basil pesto sauces for a "pasta" dinner that's actually healthy!
Chicken and more veggies keep calories low and protein high with 26 grams per serving. That's up to you. No matter when you eat this healthy meal in a bowl, it's a cheap and easy recipe under calories. Start planning your next chili night! Add everything to the slow cooker, and come home to a healthy dinner loaded with veggies and 8 grams of fiber.
Sticking to healthy meals on a budget often means skipping restaurant fare. With this restaurant remake, you can enjoy dining-out flavor while saving money and calories. Not only does our healthy pasta recipe ring in at under calories per serving, but it also requires just 20 minutes of prep. Make it a family dinner recipe by adding more or less chili powder to suit your kids' tastes.
Spiced and seasoned veggies—grilled to bring out their natural sweetness—star in our fajita dinner recipe. You can find the produce year-round, so enjoy the healthy recipe anytime you seek a cheap dinner. A meatless sandwich that's also a cheap and easy meal. Oh yeah, it's also loaded with fiber and protein thanks to garbanzo beans. Whole wheat noodles, no-salt-added canned tomatoes, and shrimp make this delicious meal surprisingly low-cal.
Use frozen shrimp instead of fresh to cut the cost of seafood. When it comes to cheap easy dinners, it's hard to beat this protein-packed vegetarian soup recipe.
A hint of Cajun seasoning gives the healthy dinner its bold flavor. Enjoy a light supper with this simple meal that's loaded with protein and veggies—you'll feel satisfied even with smaller portions. Plus, you'll definitely save money dining in rather than out at a Mexican hot spot. A high-fiber, high-flavor soup recipe is the perfect fuel on a chilly night.
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Toss to ensure all pieces are coated. Drain excess egg mixture. Heat oil on medium high to about In a zippered bag, add flour powdered sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. Shake well to mix.