Budget-Friendly Healthy Meals
Dec 14, 2021, Updated Jan 04, 2023
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Is saving money a part of your New Year’s resolutions? What about eating healthier? Live a little more frugally and teach your kids the importance of a healthy budget all while cooking with tasty fruits and veggies.
With the help of our partners at Brighter Bites, we’ve put together a list of produce-packed recipes that are pleasing to the taste buds and won’t hurt your wallet, either.
Teaching Healthy Meals on a Budget
Your kids may not necessarily understand the importance of making healthy meals on a budget just yet. But you can help them get a head start on frugal cooking with our fun and colorful activity sheet. With some simple, easy, and important math lessons, they’ll learn how to shop for the ingredients they might need for a recipe.
Make your own oatmeal with this nutritious breakfast recipe! This Apple-Banana Breakfast is an easy way to make several healthy meals on a budget. You can substitute the apples and bananas with any kind of fruit you have on hand to keep this breakfast fresh for your family.
Sweet Potato Hash
This unique hash is easy enough to make on a weekday morning, but tasty enough for a weekend brunch. Made with sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and eggs, this sweet and spicy hash will become a new family favorite.
Roasted Winter Squash Soup
Warm up with Roasted Winter Squash Soup. Turn fresh ingredients into a creamy, flavorful soup that will satisfy the whole family. This soup makes 8 servings, and best of all you might already have some of the ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Make a hearty bowl of comfort food with this Stuffed Pepper Soup. It’s both cheap to make and easy to store. Actual stuffed peppers require a bit of work, but cooking up the soup equivalent of that recipe is incredibly easy: just throw everything in the pot and simmer!
Sweet Potato Harvest Salad
Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, filling, nutritious, and irresistibly delicious. They make the base of this Sweet Potato Harvest Salad, which also features apple slices and both pomegranate and pumpkin seeds.
Crunchy Celery and Apple Salad
Salad is a canvas for your culinary creativity. It’s easy to come up with delectable salads that use budget-friendly ingredients, like this Crunchy Celery and Apple Salad. With cranberries, almond slices, and a creamy dressing, this salad is fit to become the entree for your next meal.
French Bean Refrigerator Salad
Sometimes what makes a salad great is what you add to it, and this French Bean Refrigerator Salad can be turned into several different healthy meals on a budget. Try it with a seasoned chicken breast, some wild rice, or scrambled eggs and avocado slices.
Celery Pesto Pasta
Making your own delicacies doesn’t have to be expensive. With this Celery Pesto Pasta recipe, you’ll make your own celery-based pesto that’s flavorful and perfect for all kinds of Italian-style dishes.
Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Sheet Pan
Cook with a little Hawaiian-inspired flair without breaking the bank with our Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Sheet Pan. This meal is perfect for those nights when you don’t have time to prep but you still want a delicious, memorable meal. We recommend serving the ingredients over rice.
Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan
Make a hearty homestyle meal with minimal prep work with this Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan. Inexpensive ingredients roast in your oven for a meal that’s flavorful, filling, and perfect for cold winter evenings.
Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples
These Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples make delightful desserts, snacks, or even sweet breakfasts. Filled with oats, chopped walnuts, raisins, and spices, these apples are cooked to tenderness and their smell will bring your family racing to the kitchen.
Does your family have any special recipes for healthy meals on a budget? What healthy foods do you like to eat when you’re trying to save some money? Tell us about them in the comments below!