Save money on groceries without compromising your health with these cheap healthy recipes. Inspire your meal planning even on a tight budget with these thrifty meal ideas.
It’s all too easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to dinner, especially when you’re trying to feed your family on a tight budget. I know I’ve been in that situation so many times over the years! For when you just need some meal planning inspiration, check out these 35 cheap and healthy recipes.
They’re simple, delicious, and perfect for families on a tight budget!
I truly believe that eating healthy and saving money on groceries do not have to be exclusive of one another, so I’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly recipe ideas that are healthy, too. These, along with this simple grocery savings system helped my family cut our grocery budget in half.
I’ve also included lots of pictures of these delectable foods to entice your senses and inspire your meal planning. I dare you not to drool while perusing these yummy recipes! :)
Below you’ll find cheap and healthy recipes that include:
- Soup Recipes
- Simple Scratch Cooking Tutorials
- Flexible Use-What-You-Have Recipes
- Crock Pot Recipes
- Freezer Recipes
- Pasta Recipes
- Beans, Peas, and Lentil Recipes
- Egg Recipes
- and more!
The list also includes lots of gluten free and dairy free allergy friendly options.
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35 Cheap Healthy Recipes
Chicken and Noodle Stew Recipe (gluten free and dairy free)
Taco Stew Recipe (Less than $3 per serving when using grass fed beef)
Simple Scratch Cooking Tutorials
Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe (with Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg Free options)
Easy Fried Rice Recipe with Left Over Rice (only 65 cents per serving!)
How to Make Good Soup (no matter what ingredients you have on hand)
Crock Pot Recipes
Slow Cooker Green Chicken Recipe (uses chicken thighs. Great served with refried beans and rice!)
Freezer Meal Recipes
Homemade Turkey Divan Recipe (great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers!)
Beans, Lentils, and Peas Recipes
Pakistani Kima Recipe (Beef Curry)
Easy Natto Recipe (fermented soybeans)
Slow Cooker Chili Recipe (great for cooking for a big group!)
Easy Herb and Veggie Frittata Recipe (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)
More Cheap and Healthy Recipes
Grandma Amey’s Rice Pudding Recipe (perfect for breakfast or dessert!)
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What’s your family’s favorite cheap and healthy recipe?