Looking for an easy way to make healthy meals on a budget?
As the only cook in my household, I prefer quick and easy meals that are also healthy, delicious, and cheap.
Which means that there’s only so much spaghetti I can serve my son before he starts to complain and decide to swing through the McDonald’s drive-thru instead.
We’re also trying to get healthy, so take-out and processed food are big no-nos when I plan for the upcoming week.
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Here are a few quick and easy healthy meals on a budget you can try.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bowl – Budget Bytes
Chicken Parmesan Casserole – Thriving Home Blog
Turkey Taco Meatloaf by Hungry Girl – Spark People
Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet – Primavera Kitchen
Ground Turkey and Peppers – Simply Recipes
Oh, chicken burrito bowls…how I love thee. You can do so much with a chicken bowl, that anytime I see a new recipe I jump on them. Adding fiber-rich black beans and veggies make this meal delicious and affordable. Make these bowls anyway you want, but my favorite usually contains chicken, corn, avocado, black beans, tomatoes, rice, lettuce, and lime.
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General Tso’s Chicken Stir Fry – Food For My Family
Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potato – What’s Gaby Cooking
Kale Taco Salad – What’s Gaby Cooking
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs – My Recipes
Sausage & Courgette Kebabs – BBC Good Food
Chicken Enchiladas – Real Food Real Deals
One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz – Delicious Meets Healthy
Sweet Ham and Swiss Sliders – Uplifting Mayhem
Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin – Eating on a Dime
High Protein Lentil Burgers – Purposeful Nutrition
Spiced Chicken Leg Quarters Over Carrots – Worth Cooking
Vegetable Beef Soup – Beauty in the Mess
Teriyaki Noodle Bowls – Budget Bytes
Chicken and Mango Quesadillas – Babble
Spaghetti with Short Rib Ragu – BrokeAss Gourmet (takes a little longer to cook, but it is sooooo worth it).
Don’t forget to use the Ibotta app to help you save money while shopping for ingredients to make these meals.
If you’re looking for an easy and organized way to prepare meals for the week, consider simple freezer meal plans with Freezeasy. It takes the guessing out of making dinner and saving money.