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Save money on groceries without compromising your health with these cheap healthy recipes. Inspire your meal planning even on a tight budget with these thrifty meal ideas.

Save money on groceries without compromising your health with these cheap healthy recipes. Inspire your meal planning even on a tight budget with these 35 thrifty, real food meal ideas.

It’s all too easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to dinner, especially when you’re trying to feed your family on a tight budget. I know I’ve been in that situation so many times over the years! For when you just need some meal planning inspiration, check out these 35 cheap and healthy recipes.

They’re simple, delicious, and perfect for families on a tight budget!

I truly believe that eating healthy and saving money on groceries do not have to be exclusive of one another, so I’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly recipe ideas that are healthy, too.

These, along with this simple grocery savings system helped my family cut our grocery budget in half.

I’ve also included lots of pictures of these delectable foods to entice your senses and inspire your meal planning. I dare you not to drool while perusing these yummy recipes! :)

Below you’ll find cheap and healthy recipes that include:

  • Soup Recipes
  • Simple Scratch Cooking Tutorials
  • Flexible Use-What-You-Have Recipes
  • Crock Pot Recipes
  • Freezer Recipes
  • Pasta Recipes
  • Beans, Peas, and Lentil Recipes
  • Egg Recipes
  • and more!

The list also includes lots of gluten free and dairy free allergy friendly options.

Save money on groceries without compromising your health with these cheap healthy recipes. Inspire your meal planning even on a tight budget with these 35 thrifty, real food meal ideas.

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35 Cheap Healthy Recipes

35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Soup Recipes

Easy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Chicken and Noodle Stew Recipe (gluten free and dairy free)

Slap Yo’ Mama It’s So Good Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Taco Stew Recipe (Less than $3 per serving when using grass fed beef)

Simple Butternut Soup Recipe

Broccoli Soup Recipe

 

35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Simple Scratch Cooking Tutorials

Easiest Yogurt Recipe Ever!

Crock Pot Chicken Broth

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe (with Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg Free options)

How to Get Many Meals from Just One Chicken35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Use-What-You-Have Recipes

Easy Fried Rice Recipe with Left Over Rice (only 65 cents per serving!)

How to Make Good Soup (no matter what ingredients you have on hand)

Any Veggie Blended Soup Recipe

Super Fast and Flexible Pasta Recipe35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Crock Pot Recipes

Slow Cooker Green Chicken Recipe (uses chicken thighs. Great served with refried beans and rice!)

Freezer Meal Recipes

Simple Frozen Soup Packs

How to Soak, Cook, and Freeze Dried Chick Peas35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Pasta Recipes

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Mac Recipe

The Best Homemade Tuna Casserole Recipe

Homemade Turkey Divan Recipe (great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers!)

35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Beans, Lentils, and Peas Recipes

Chickpea Salad Recipe

Haitian Rice and Beans Recipe

Crockpot Pinto Beans Recipe

Super Fast Lentil Curry Recipe

Pakistani Kima Recipe (Beef Curry)

High Protein Lentil Burgers Recipe

Easy Natto Recipe (fermented soybeans)

Slow Cooker Chili Recipe (great for cooking for a big group!)35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

Egg Recipes

Broccoli and Cheese Mini Quiches

Easy Herb and Veggie Frittata Recipe (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)35 Cheap and Healthy Recipes - Eat healthy and stick to your grocery budget with these delectable recipes to inspire your meal planning!

More Cheap and Healthy Recipes

Spiced Chicken Leg Quarters Over Carrots Recipe

Grandma Amey’s Rice Pudding Recipe (perfect for breakfast or dessert!)

Asian Turkey Wraps Recipe

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What’s your family’s favorite cheap and healthy recipe? 

 

Save money on groceries without compromising your health with these cheap healthy recipes. Inspire your meal planning even on a tight budget with these 35 thrifty, real food meal ideas.

 

 

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