Quick Easy Cheap Healthy Meals


Hello friend and welcome to Quick Easy Cheap Healthy Meals. This is a website dedicated to providing healthy meal ideas for people looking to lose weight and enjoy great food. Many people spend a lot of money on their meal plans but don’t think about how convenient, fast and easy their food is. Not only that but healthy meals can actually be cheap! Let me be your guide to showing you how quick and easy healthy meal ideas can be. If you do not find the answer you need please contact me!

Healthy Budget Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious budget dinner ideas, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Casseroles make perfect meal-prep dinners–this enchilada version is so easy to prep ahead. The whole casserole can be built and left to hang out in the refrigerator for up to three days. Then all you have to do is bake it off on a busy night and you have a healthy dinner on the table in a jiff.

The quick homemade enchilada sauce in this recipe is great when you don’t have any of the canned sauce on hand–just season crushed tomatoes with spices and salt for an instant enchilada sauce.

American Goulash American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot .

Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas & SpinachRating: 4.5 stars12Simmer eggs in a rich tomato cream sauce studded with chickpeas and silky spinach for a super-fast vegetarian dinner. Serve with a piece of crusty bread to soak up the sauce. Be sure to use heavy cream; a lower-fat option might curdle when mixed with acidic tomatoe Vegetable Weight-Loss SoupRating: 4.5 stars31A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories, which is helpful when trying to lose weight. Plus, it’s an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day—something all of us could benefit from. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious vegetable soup and consider serving with a hunk of toasted whole-wheat bread to help round out the mealMediterranean Chickpea Quinoa BowlQuinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these Mediterranean meals and pack in containers with lids to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab & go lunches all week long.By Carolyn CasnerGreen Goddess Salad with ChickpeasRating: 5 stars2In this cucumber, tomato, Swiss cheese and chickpea salad recipe, a healthy green goddess dressing is made from avocado, buttermilk and herbs. The extra dressing is delicious served with grilled vegetables.By EatingWell Test KitchenPea SoupRating: 5 stars13A simple pea soup makes an elegant start to a spring meal. It’s also a great way to use frozen vegetables when the produce section is looking bleak.By EatingWell Test KitchenTomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil VinaigretteRating: 5 stars4This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer’s best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary.By Carolyn CasnerStuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus DressingRating: 4.5 stars17Hearty yet simple to prepare, this stuffed sweet potato with black beans, kale and hummus dressing is a fantastic 5-ingredient lunch for one!Cabbage Roll Chicken EnchiladasRating: 5 stars7This 5-ingredient dinner recipe uses two genius hacks to make dinner healthy and get it on the table in under an hour. First, swap in cabbage leaves for tortillas to cut the carbs and get an extra serving of vegetables. Second, use prepared ingredients–spicy refried beans and enchilada sauce–to add tons of flavor without a long ingredient lis Carrot SoupRating: 5 stars30This easy carrot soup recipe is a great way to use up a bag of carrots that were forgotten in your produce drawer. The carrots cook together with aromatics like onions, garlic and fresh herbs before being puréed into a silky smooth soup that’s delicious for dinner or packed up for lunch. Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini FrittataRating: 5 stars15This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

All Healthy Budget Dinner Recipes

Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo SaladRating: 4.5 stars9Baked chicken breasts cook in the oven while you mix together a Mediterranean salad–packed with veggies, whole-wheat orzo and an easy homemade Greek vinaigrette–for a weekend-worthy dinner on the table in under an hour. The leftovers from this healthy 400-calorie meal make a delicious packable lunch for the next day. .Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki Creamy tzatziki and crisp sliced cucumber add a refreshing twist to this easy burger recipe loaded with feta, spinach and Mediterranean spices. No tzatziki? No problem! Make your own at home by combining plain Greek yogurt with a squeeze of lemon, dill and finely chopped cucumber.

Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus DressingThis hearty vegan salad is loaded with plant-based power ingredients: chickpeas, quinoa and hummus. We love the crunch of the sunflower seeds and the unexpected flavor of roasted peppers. Baked Beans with Ground Beef Upgrade baked beans from classic side dish to a meaty main meal by adding lean ground beef. The final result, a superfast hearty casserole, is an easy and fast dinner option. Ground turkey or even sausage would work nicely in this dish. Just watch the sodium.Colorful Roasted Sheet-Pan VeggiesRating: 4.5 stars3These easy roasted vegetables will give your plate a pop of color. Give the cubes of butternut squash a head start for 10 minutes to soften in the oven before adding in the other veggies. The broccoli, peppers and onion are naturally more tender than the butternut squash and cook more quickly. That way everything ends up finishing at the same time.Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & OrzoRating: 4 stars23Perk up basic chicken breast and whole-wheat orzo with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, like lemon and olives. This load-and-go recipe makes a complete and satisfying meal; just add a green salad.Steamed Fresh Green BeansSteaming (but not for too long!) is a foolproof way to get perfect, crisp-tender green beans, every time. This easy recipe is a great starting point for other flavors or preparations, like adding cooked green beans to a salad. Hasselback Caprese Chicken Using the hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it. Roasted Sweet PotatoesThis incredibly simple and quick recipe for roasted sweet potatoes relies on the most basic of seasonings–olive oil, salt and pepper. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s a great side dish for a family dinner on a busy weeknight but because it’s so easy and delicious, it can also be doubled or tripled and served at larger gatherings. Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”Rating: 4.5 stars11Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this satisfying chicken fried rice recipe.By Breana KilleenZucchini EnchiladasRating: 5 stars4Using thinly sliced zucchini in place of tortillas is a great way to cut back on carbs and still enjoy cheesy chicken enchiladas. If you like the heat, opt for a spicy enchilada sauce. General Tso’s ChickenRating: 4.5 stars8To recreate this beloved dish, we’ve reduced the fat content by not frying the chicken and cut the sodium by using reduced-sodium soy sauce. Serve with steamed baby bok choy or sautéed spinach and steamed brown rice.Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna This low-carb riff on classic lasagna layers mushrooms and tomato sauce with spaghetti squash noodles instead of lasagna pasta. Make the layers right in the shell of the spaghetti squash and top with mozzarella cheese for a melty top and fun presentation. Serve with a green salad and a glass of Chianti for an easy, healthy dinner. Baked Penne Florentine This comforting and flavorful vegetarian dish is packed with protein. Creamy Chicken, Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms One-Pot PastaRating: 3.5 stars28You’ll only have to dirty one pot in this easy pasta recipe that cooks chicken and vegetables right along with the noodles. Plus, by using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta, the starch that usually gets drained off with your pasta water stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results. Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi–they’ll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, use 1 small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4. Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Turn classic chicken parm into meatballs with this easy load-and-go appetizer recipe with a cheesy surprise inside. Making meatballs for a party? Switch your crock pot to warm for serving all party long.By Devon O’BrienCreamy Lemon Chicken ParmesanRating: 5 stars5This riff on classic chicken Parmesan replaces the usual marinara with a luscious lemony cream sauce. We’ve lightened it up by using half-and-half instead of cream and by coating the chicken in whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, with just-as-delicious results. Serve this lemony chicken dinner with whole-wheat pasta or brown rice.Garlic ChickenRating: 4.5 stars12Whole garlic cloves are mild when simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this garlic chicken recipe. Serve with smashed potatoes with buttermilk and sautéed green beans. Roast Chicken & Sweet PotatoesRating: 4.5 stars40This sheet-pan dinner combines chicken thighs and sweet potatoes for a healthy dinner that cooks up fast in a very hot oven. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. Creamy Avocado & White Bean WrapRating: 4.5 stars44White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Wrap these up to take as a healthy and portable lunch for work. Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy JoesRating: 4.5 stars6Two of our favorite comfort-food sandwiches join forces in these family-friendly dinner sandwiches. We found that softer buns make this easier to eat, and it’s all the better when wrapped takeout-style in a sheet of foil.

healthy dinners on a budget

Healthy slow cooker French chicken recipe

11Healthy slow cooker French chicken recipe

Slow-cooked dishes can be healthy (and creamy!) with a few tweaks, like this low-cal creamy French chicken.

Healthy tuna mornay

12Healthy tuna mornay

For low calorie comfort food try this healthier version of classic tuna pasta bake.

Healthier chicken Diane

13Healthier chicken Diane

For a healthy-ish twist on the traditional, whip up this creamy chicken Diane for a family dinner tonight.

Sweet potato and ham fritters

14Sweet potato and ham fritters

These crunchy fritters are low in fat, quick to prepare and chock full of veg. Perfect!

Healthier one-pan baked fried rice

15Healthier one-pan baked fried rice

Better-for-you fried rice cooked in the one pan in the oven – it’s a midweek meal miracle!

Pearl couscous with roasted pumpkin and chorizo

16Pearl couscous with roasted pumpkin and chorizo

Sweet pumpkin and spicy chorizo add Spanish flair to pearls of couscous.

Healthy Spanish chicken and beans

17Healthy Spanish chicken and beans

Searching for healthy meal prep recipe ideas? This low-cal one-pan chicken and beans dish ticks all the right boxes.

Super-veg beef chow mein tray bake

18Super-veg beef chow mein tray bake

With lots of sneaky veg, this healthier version of everyone’s favourite Chinese beef chow mein is made even easier by cooking it all together in the one tray.

Healthy nasi goreng

19Healthy nasi goreng

Ready in 30 minutes, this Indonesian fried rice is packed with pork fillet, prawns and vegies, and makes for a family-friendly dinner.

Open chicken pies

20Open chicken pies

Full of veges and flavour, these easy chicken pies make a quick and kid-friendly dinner!

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