Looking for healthy meal ideas on a budget? I’ve got your back!
The truth is, eating healthier is a NECESSITY right now. With all the health issues going on, we need all these nutrients to boost our immunity and keep us from getting sick.
Not to mention, we feel SO much better- physically and mentally- when we fill our bodies with good food.
If you’re on a budget, these cheap dinners and breakfasts are for you! Meal planning is a cinch with these easy recipes.
Cheap Healthy Meals
I’ve compiled a list of over 50 healthy meal ideas for you. They’re all budget-friendly and are categorized by type of meal and the protein involved.
If you shop using the sales ads, you’ll save even more money on groceries! That’s how I keep to my budget every week.
Let’s get to it! Keep reading to find the recipes plus more healthy meal ideas.
4.) Instant Pot Rice and Beans
5.) Excellent and Healthy Cornbread
6.) Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
7.) Refried Bean and Cheese Burritos
8.) Instant Pot Pinto Beans– Serve with ham (Won’t be vegetarian anymore!) and cornbread
9.) Peanut butter and jelly
10.) Black bean quesadillas
12.) Egg Salad
13.) Lentil Sloppy Joes
14.) Instant Pot Chickpea Curry
15.) Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake
16.) Black Bean Tacos
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18.) Salsa Chicken
20.) Honey Dijon Chicken
21.) Chicken Jambalaya
22.) Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
23.) Chicken Sausage Broccoli Pasta
24.) Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
25.) Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
26.) Ground Turkey Teriyaki Bowls
28.) Ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
29.) Egg Roll in a Bowl
30.) Pizza Quesadillas
31.) Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
32.) Spaghetti (Pasta, jar of sauce, ground beef/turkey)- Try to grab spaghetti sauce with no added sugars!
33.) Beef and Brown Rice Taco Bake
34.) Veggie-Filled Omelette Cups
35.) Sweet Potato Breakfast Meal Prep Bowls
36.) Greek Yogurt Banana Bread
37.) Whole Wheat Pancakes
38.) Carrot Pancakes
39.) Breakfast Casserole Muffins
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup milk or water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Chopped/sliced fruit like bananas or apples
41.) French toast– This Pumpkin French Toast is amazing!!
42.) Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats
43.) Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
44.) Banana Oat Bars
45.) Yogurt parfait
- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup blueberries or sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup granola (Store-bought or homemade like this Honey Vanilla Granola)
46.) Cheerios with sliced banana and 1/2 cup milk
47.) Copycat Egg McMuffin
48.) Veggie-Filled Omelette Cups
49.) Scrambled eggs with spinach and toast
50.) Bread Machine Whole Wheat English Muffins