8 Healthy Budget-friendly Recipes

A healthy meal is good for the mind and body. But can it be cheap? Usually, when you go to the store, it’s easier to grab a premade pizza than gathering multiple ingredients to make a meal. These recipes are more than healthy, they are also cheap and easy.

Easy Tater Tot Casserole

An easy crowd pleaser that hits the main food groups: protein, vegetables, and dairy. With the right portion, this meal hits the spot. Who can resist golden tater tots?

Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

Besides seasonings, this recipe consists of four ingredients and is easy to buy in bulk. Chicken and potatoes often come in large bags, so you can either make a double batch and have leftovers or use them in another healthy recipe!

Cheese Quesadillas w/Peppers & Onions

Here is an easy, healthy recipe that’s flexible. You can add what the recipe calls for, peppers and onions, or keep it simple with just cheese. Or, you can take it a step further by adding chicken or ground beef. You can even make the recipe healthier by using wheat flour tortillas. It’s a creation of your own to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Who knew comfort food could be healthy? On a cozy day, the best meal to have is soup. With this recipe, broccoli is the star of the soup, with other veggies to accommodate and add an extra crunch.

Modern Tuna Casserole

A light and filling protein: tuna. It’s healthy and delicious in this recipe filled with veggies and pasta.

Tex-Mex Pork Chops

It’s all in the flavor with this recipe. Besides pork chops, the only other ingredients are adding seasonings, and with this recipe you are doing taco-style! To make it even healthier, it pairs nicely with some colorful vegetables like corn, carrots, and peas.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Sandwiches are flexible and an easy way to create a healthy meal. With a chickpea salad sandwich, you get your protein with the chickpeas and delectable added bits that make it a sandwich. It’s easy, cheap, and perfect on the go.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Peppers and rice go together very nicely, especially in casserole form. It’s an easy way to have a healthy meal with leftovers for days.

Just because you want to make healthy meals, does not mean you need to eat a garden salad every day. The formula for a healthy meal stars with ensuring it has protein, vegetables, and a starch/carb.

For more recipe ideas, check out these websites:

50 Cheap, Healthy Meals You’ll Want to Make All the Time from Taste of Home

30+ Cheap Healthy Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 20 Minutes from EatingWell

50+ Cheap Healthy Meals from The Clean Eating Couple