25 Cheap Healthy Recipes is a collection of easy, practical alternatives to fast or prepared foods. Here you'll find dinner ideas that are budget-friendly, pantry-based and ideal for busy or budget-minded families and/or college students.
This collection of 25 Cheap Healthy Dinner Recipes is perfect for anyone who is short on time, budget-minded or just learning to cook! Once you have the kitchen essentials, these recipes can come together in no time!
Stock the pantry and fridge with essentials and worry about the budget no more! You'll have every ingredient you need to make quick, healthy pantry meals.
- Spice Rack: essential spices and dried herbs make everything taste better
- Canned Goods: tuna, beans, fruit, tomatoes, chiles
- Nuts/Grains/Beans: rice, quinoa, couscous, barley, pasta, crackers, bread, cereal, peanuts, dried beans
- Condiments: mustard, mayo, salsa, pickles, olives, peanut butter, oil and vinegars, sauces (soy, teriyaki)
Fresh or frozen, it always helps to have a quick back-up in the fridge:
- Fruits, berries, smoothies
- Salad Dressings
- Jelly and Jams
- Lunch meat
- Tortillas or flat bread
College survival guide
My friend, Kathleen, the brains behind The Fresh Cooky created a awesome, comprehensive Ultimate College Survival Guide. It includes ideas for dorm room decorating (guys and gals!), tips and products for organization, real-life budgeting tips and more! And, there's more food-related ideas for the college student!
25 Cheap Healthy Recipes
Dinner on a budget doesn't mean you can't eat healthy. Here are 20 cheap no-cook and stove top recipes to help you eat a healthy dinner. Click on any of the links below to get the full recipe!
- Breakfast Wrap
- Scrambled Eggs
- Egg Salad
- Cheese Quesadilla
- Tuna Stuffed Tomato
- Taco Salad
- Pasta Carbonara with Ricotta Cheese
- True Texas Chili
- Vegetable Soup
- Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Italian Skillet Supper
- Cowboy Skillet Supper
- Mexican Skillet Supper
- Philly Steak Sandwich
- Shrimp Salad
- Italian Bruschetta
- Oven Baked Ribs
- Baked Rigatoni
Slow Cooker recipes
If you're lucky enough to have a slow cooker, you'll find these "throw and go"easy meals a cinch!
21. Chicken Carnitas
Remember, just because you're in a hurry or on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good food! Start a Supper Club or host a Potluck dinner once a month!
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