Healthy Meals on a Budget
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These 20 healthy meals on a budget are easy, delicious recipes that will keep your grocery costs down. These frugal dinners each cost less than $5, and you can make all 20 of them for less than $80!
Grocery prices are on the rise, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to get takeout. If you want to save money, one of the best ways to trim your budget is to make homemade food.
There are so many easy, delicious recipes that use affordable ingredients. Beans, lentils, eggs, and fresh vegetables can be the building blocks to the perfect frugal meal plan. Keeping meat to a minimum while enjoying it as a complement to a veggie-based meal is a great approach to healthy, frugal eating.
If you’re not sure where to start with managing homemade dinners, you’ll want to read my book, Conquering Your Kitchen. It has everything you need to plan meals, shop, and cook real food with confidence. Add a few of the meals below to your meal plan and watch your savings account grow.
Healthy Meals on a Budget
These 20 recipes each cost less than $5 for four servings. You could actually make four servings of all 20 recipes for less than $80!
The prices listed below are the costs for 4 servings. Many of the recipes make more than four servings, and serving amounts are indicated on the individual recipe pages. Most of the ingredient prices can be found in my price chart. Your prices may vary a bit from what I pay, but this will give you some new ideas for healthy meals on a budget.
Crockpot Chicken Tacos $4.52 for 4 servings
Mexican Lentil Detox Salad $4.99 for 4 servings
Pizza Soup $3.85 for 4 servings
Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup $2.91 for 4 servings
Crockpot Freezer Meal Chili $4.78 for 4 servings
Vegan Butternut Squash Stew $4.75 for 4 servings
Curry Chicken Salad $3.68 for 4 servings
Black Bean Corn Salad $3.46 for 4 servings
Asparagus Leek Frittata $2.51 for 4 servings
Cauliflower Curry $3.10 for 4 servings
White Bean Tuna Cakes $3.24 for 4 servings
Fall Harvest Stew $4.56 for 4 servings
Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans $3.13 for 4 servings
Baked Pasta Casserole $2.96 for 4 servings
Easy Mini Frittatas $2.23 for 4 servings
American Chop Suey $3.88 for 4 servings
Provencal Stew $4.25 for 4 servings
Crustless Spinach Feta Quiche $4.65 for 4 servings
Hearty Crockpot Bean Soup $4.86 for 4 servings
Multicolored Scrambled Eggs Skillet $4.73 for 4 servings
Frugal Dinner Recipe Resources
Don’t miss the other posts in my frugal dinner recipes series. There are so many great recipes here!
30 Healthy Dinners for Less than $1 per Serving
10 Slow Cooker Recipes for Less Than $1 per Serving
20 Vegan Dinner Recipes for Less than $1 per Serving
What a great collection of dishes non of which look like you are being frugal… Eating like a champ for less always sounds like a grand idea 🙂
Love this! I am all about healthy eating on a budget and you nailed it with this one!
I love love this post! I live with a medical student, so definitely taking advantage of these and sharing with friends!