25 Cheap and Healthy Dinners


You don’t have to clean out your wallet and go broke to eat healthy food.  Basic produce and whole grains from the bulk section of your grocery store are the perfect start to a cheap, healthy meal.  Add in some beans or lean chicken breast (stock up when you see a sale) for protein, and you’ve got a great-tasting meal.  Cheap and healthy dinners are possible with the right recipes!

  • 25 Cheap and Healthy Dinners 1 of 26

    Healthy doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.  Check out these 25 yummy, cheap, and healthy dinners!

  • Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup 2 of 26

    Perfect for a cozy night when you need some healthy comfort food!

    Get the recipe for Roasted Garlic Maple Cauliflower Soup

  • Vegan Kale and Black Bean Chili 3 of 26

    Try this recipe on meatless Monday for a healthy and hearty meal!

    Get the recipe for Vegan Kale and Black Bean Chili

  • Mexican Baked Penne 4 of 26

    This comforting baked pasta is loaded with south-of-the-border flavors!

    Get the recipe for Mexican Baked Penne

  • Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Toss 5 of 26

    Chunky tomato and zucchini pieces make this pasta a healthy and budget-friendly dinner choice!

    Get the recipe for Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Toss

  • Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken 6 of 26

    This recipe will become a menu staple - sweet, tangy, and delicious!

    Get the recipe from GOOD LIFE EATS

  • White Chicken Chili 7 of 26

    This 5-ingredient chili is easy to make, and a self-serve topping bar on the side makes it so fun!

    Get the recipe from RASPBERRY BLOOM

  • Chicken Tagine 8 of 26

     Make an exotic dinner that's both budget friendly and healthy with this Moroccan recipe!

    Get the recipe from ELEMENTAL CUSTARD

  • Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas 9 of 26

    These vegetarian enchiladas are stuffed with healthy veggies and slathered in a yummy green sauce!

    Get the recipe from PINCH OF YUM

  • Harvest Wild Rice Skillet 10 of 26

    This lovely meal comes together in 30 minutes or less - you won't be disappointed! 

    Get the recipe from PINCH OF YUM

  • Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Fritatta 11 of 26

    This quick and easy fritatta is loaded with veggies for a perfect quick and easy post-holiday meal!

    Get the recipe from PICK FRESH FOODS

  • Orzo White Bean Kale Soup 12 of 26

    In between a soup and a stew, this is a healthy, satisfying meal on a chilly night!  

    Get the recipe from THREE MANY COOKS

  • Vegetable Lasagna 13 of 26

    This amazing meal rings in at $1.73 per serving!

    Get the recipe from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

  • Black Bean and Cilantro Quesadillas 14 of 26

    This easy recipe is chock full of healthy ingredients!

    Get the recipe from THE HEALTHY FAMILY AND HOME 

  • Creamy Penne Pasta with Vegetables 15 of 26

    The creaminess from this pasta comes from Greek yogurt and shredded cheddar, and it tastes incredibly good mixed with veggies and penne! 

    Get the recipe from LINDA WAGNER

  • Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper 16 of 26

    At $1.90 per serving, this soup is not only right on budget, but healthy too!

    Get the recipe from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

  • Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie 17 of 26

    This version of shepherd's pie is stuffed with veggies and lentils, and has the added bonus of being economical and simple to make!

    Get the recipe from ONE INGREDIENT CHEF

  • Gyro and Tzatziki Sauce 18 of 26

    Add Greek flavors to your dinner with this delicious gyro topped with yogurt Tzatziki sauce!

    Get the recipe from MOMS DISH

  • Turkey Vegetable Casserole 19 of 26

    Stew vegetables and apples add sweet and savory flavors to this casserole! 

    Get the recipe from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

  • Satay Noodles and Greens 20 of 26

    You'll never believe this dish is meat-free - it's got a nutty, meaty flavor that makes it incredibly delicious!

    Get the recipe from STEAMY KITCHEN

  • Penne Pasta with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese 21 of 26

    Toss this veggie-packed pasta recipe together on meatless Monday!

    Get the recipe from KALYN'S KITCHEN

  • Buffalo Shrimp Tacos 22 of 26

    If you love buffalo wings, these shrimp tacos are right up your alley-  a must try!

    Get the recipe from BARBELLS AND BELLINIS

  • Sunday Dinner Stew 23 of 26

    With four ingredients and minimal prep time, you'll have a healthy, hearty dinner in no time! 

    Get the recipe from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

  • One-Pot Chicken Cacciatore 24 of 26

    This quick and satisfying one-pot dinner is a lifesaver on a busy weeknight!

    Get the recipe from SWEET POTATO CHRONICLES

  • Carrot Pasta with a Creamy Zesty Garlic Sauce 25 of 26

    Tahini makes a creamy sauce for this gluten-free, paleo-friendly recipe!

    Get the recipe from TALES OF A KITCHEN

  • Roasted Tomato and Broccolini Rigatoni 26 of 26

    This pasta dish is only 250 calories per serving, and you'll love how easy it is to make!

    Get the recipe from GIRL MAKES FOOD