7 Cheap Easy Healthy Dinners for Tight Budgets

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Are you looking for easy healthy meal ideas for weight loss? Well, you are in the right place. These are healthy delicious recipes that won’t brake your budget.

Just try these cheap, healthy meals that are super tasty too.

You can eat healthy and delicious meals on a budget. There is no need to sacrifice flavor.

I have created these delicious healthy dinner recipes that are Easy and quick to make.

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Cheap Easy Healthy Dinners for Tight Budgets

These are easy healthy meals on a budget that will become your favorites!

You will see that these inexpensive meals are packed with flavor and will not brake your budget.

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Why get Japanese take out when you can make a deliciously close to authentic Teriyaki Chicken right at home!

This homemade teriyaki Chicken is the perfect easy dinner recipe served over rice.

easy healthy meals Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 lbs chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and red peppers and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables have started to brown and soften. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook, until water has evaporated. When your vegetables are crisp & tender, remove them from the pan and set aside; cover to keep warm.
  2. Add chicken (no not overcrowd the pan) and cook until slightly browned.
  3. While the chicken is cooking whisk together the teriyaki sauce with honey.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger cook for about 1 minute then add all of the vegetables back to the pan. Pour the sauce over the top and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until warmed through.
  5. Easy as that! Serve it warm over brown or white rice with steamed veggies.

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 377
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Protein: 49g

Baked Chicken Breasts

Make the best Baked Chicken Breasts that are flavorful, tender and juicy.

This is one of those chicken recipes that you’ll find yourself using again and again.

It can be served with a salad, sautéed or steamed vegetables or over rice.

easy healthy meals Baked Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium baking dish, place chicken, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until chicken breast is cooked through.
  4. Remove from the oven, cover with foil or lid, and let rest for 10 minutes for the juices to settle. Don’t skip this step!
  5. Serve with brown rice or with a salad, or use in salads or casseroles.

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 411
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 71g

Skillet Sausage with Onions and Peppers

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious meal in just minutes!

You will love this perfectly seasoned mixture of Italian sausage, onions, and peppers.

Whole30 compliant, gluten-free and dairy-free, keto friendly meal and Low carb approved.

Skillet Sausage with Onions and Peppers - 20 Minute

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 438
  • Fat: 34g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 22g

Recipe Skillet Sausage with Onions and Peppers

Baked Salmon with Vegetables

One Pan Meal of Salmon and Vegetables is a great recipe for batch cooking or meal prepping for a busy workweek or for feeding a big family.

Healthy, quick and easy baked salmon with veggies is ready in just under 30 minutes.

This simple salmon recipe makes the perfect weeknight meal.

Baked Salmon with Vegetables easy healthy meals

Ingredients:

  • (2) 4 oz salmon fillet
  • 2 small sweet potato
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Drizzle the sweet potato in oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and place the salmon and veggies on the baking sheet next to the sweet potato. Drizzle the remaining oil and Italian seasoning on top.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until salmon and veggies are tender.

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 459
  • Fat: 23g
  • Carbs: 62g
  • Protein: 17g

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers

If you love beefy burgers but are looking for a better-for-you swap without going totally vegetarian and healthy, look no further.

This turkey and black bean burger recipe makes mouth-watering burgers that even the beef lovers in my family can’t pass up!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onions
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 4 burger buns

Directions:

  1. Blend the first 5 ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix turkey into blended ingredients.
  3. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
  4. Grill or cook the patties for about 5 to 6 minutes. (Do this in two batches if needed.)
  5. Serve with burger buns (or bread) and your favorite hamburger fixings.

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 403
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbs: 42g
  • Protein: 47g

Macaroni and Chicken Bake

No extra pots or pans to wash up, and minimal work with simple ingredients.

This one-dish chicken macaroni casserole is pure comfort food in a pan.

Ideal recipe for meal per since is just as simple to heat up.

easy healthy meals

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macaroni uncooked
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, cut into strips
  • 1 onion finely chopped large
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 2 zucchinis finely chopped skin on
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper and spices to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the macaroni (cook according to box directions)
  2. Add oil to pan. Cook chicken in a pan until brown.
  3. Add vegetables cooking for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Combine macaroni, marinara sauce, salt, pepper, herbs and spices.
  5. Mix with chicken and vegetables.
  6. Pour mixture into a flat ovenproof dish and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 497
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Protein: 47g

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

This spaghetti and meat sauce is a cheap and easy recipe to make. It is also one of those very quick recipes to put on the table in just minutes.

Ready in just 20 minutes and costs just $5. This is a budget friendly meal that will feed your entire family, even feed the picky eaters

easy healthy meals pasta bolognese

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 463
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbs: 75g
  • Protein: 16g

Recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese

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