Cheap Healthy Meals

December 16th, 2013 | Nutrition and Health, Recipe

Yes, we realize our last post was a delicious banana bread recipe that’s not entirely guilt-free. The holidays are here, and there’s no need to deny yourself the occasional splurge!

(In fact, “splurge meals” help some people stay on track, and make the treat that much more enjoyable. Check out this article from Shape Magazine.)

But with so many parties and events this time of year, you may be craving some home-cooked healthy food to get you back on track. And during the holiday season or otherwise, it’s important to have some cheap healthy meal ideas at the ready – delicious options that won’t break your budget.

Cheap Healthy Meals - Cheap Dinner Ideas
Photo by Health Magazine

We’ve pulled together some cheap healthy meals for you to try, so let us know what you think! They’re packed with flavor – we hope you’ll enjoy!

Cheap Dinner Ideas

  • Shrimp Fra Diavlo

    Sounds kind of fancy, but don’t be nervous. This is a quick, healthy option with a bit of a spicy kick! Want to make this cheap dinner even healthier? Use whole wheat or high fiber pasta over white.

  • Fajita-Style Quesadillas

    This cheap healthy meal idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens – use up any spare veggies in your fridge, and make this dish with any meat you have on hand! Or, skip the meat altogether, and opt for vegetarian fare.

  • Blackened Chicken with Avocado Salsa

    We tried this one, and even if you don’t have the full range of spices in your cabinet, it’s still a great cheap dinner without them! (Who has blackened steak seasoning on hand at all times, anyway?) Improvise with this one – the results will be delicious.

  • Spinach and Egg Sandwiches

    If you’re a breakfast-for-dinner person, this is a quick and tasty cheap dinner recipe that won’t disappoint. Packed with protein, too!

  • Black Bean Chili

    Okay, we’re warmer just thinking about this cheap healthy meal recipe. We don’t play favorites, but if we did, this would be it. Soul warming and super easy to make.

Share your best cheap healthy meals in the comments, and happy cooking!

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