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Lunch, dinner, weeknight or weekend, cooking on a budget is a challenge — especially when you want something healthy. These 5 recipes are designed to check all the boxes. Nutritious, delicious and affordable. Check, check, check!

Yep, cooking healthy food on a budget just got a whole lot tastier. Check out these budget-friendly recipes below!

Summer Pasta

3-Ingredient Summer Pasta:

Transport your entire family to Italy — no passports required!

  • 1 box of whole wheat spaghetti: $1.00
  • 1 carton of cherry tomatoes (8 oz): $2.48
  • Grated parmesan cheese: $2.67
  • Olive oil: $2.52
  • Salt and pepper: $1.56

Total: $10.23

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos are sure to make the regular dinner rotation.

  • Rotisserie chicken: $4.50
  • Salsa: $2
  • Whole wheat tortillas: $2.67
  • Green bell pepper: $0.60
  • Onion: $0.80

Total: $10.57

Chicken Foil Pack Dinner

Chicken Foil Pack Dinner:

Affordable, healthy, easy to put together and easy to clean up? That’s a win-win-win-WIN.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast: $5.68 avg. price
  • Frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix: $1 per pack (recipe calls for two packs)
  • Italian seasoning: $0.98
  • Low-fat shredded cheese: $1.98

Total: $10.64

Sweet Potato Meals

Sweet Potato Meals:

With sweet potatoes costing around $0.78 each, the possibilities for tasty experimentation are endless!

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato

  • Rotisserie chicken: $4.50
  • Sweet potato x 4: $3.12
  • BBQ sauce: $0.98
  • Jalapeños: $0.25 for 3-4

Total: $8.85

Sweet Potato Tacos:

  • Ground turkey taco meat: $1.82
  • Sweet potato x 4: $3.12
  • Avocado: $0.78
  • Tomato: $0.96/each
  • Low-fat shredded cheese: $1.98

Total: $8.66

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