That's why Nutrisystem really appealed to me when my doctor recommended it. Nutrisystem says they deliver a simple program with great tasting foods to help you lose weight. Almost couldn't be easier. The easy-to-find ingredients help keep this a healthy cheap meal. If you get Nutrisystem from Costco.
Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken
Because everything for this meat-and-potatoes recipe cooks on one foil-lined sheet pan, cleanup takes mere seconds. Little touches like jalapeno and cilantro add loads of flavor to this skillet supper.
Start with store-bought dough to make this Mediterranean meal totally doable, even on a weeknight. Noodle dishes are known to be easy on the wallet, but they aren't always filling.
This pasta proves that healthy vegetarian recipes can be satisfying! The secret is in the sauce: It's made with low-cost cashews for an ultra-creamy texture. Low in fat just 6 grams per portion! Almost couldn't be easier. Because it's breaded with whole wheat panko and baked instead of fried, this eggplant Parm is calories slimmer than its classic Italian counterpart. Keep your healthy streak going by grabbing a couple zucchini at the store to spiralize, toss with the rest of the marinara, and serve under the baked eggplant.
A shift in the slow cooker can make any cut of meat more succulent and flavorful. In this set-and-forget recipe, budget-friendly chicken thighs are stewed with a few sweet and spicy ingredients for a delicious gluten-free dinner.
Not here, and you won't even miss it. A combination of mushrooms, lentils, and walnuts makes these veggie burgers meaty and protein-rich. For a few cents more, add a whole wheat bun to serve this healthy vegetarian recipe as a sandwich. This cheap and healthy meal is light on the pocketbook and heavy on the satisfaction. With 49 grams of muscle-building protein, this minute meal will keep you full for hours.
Instead of refried beans, this flavorful Mexican entree calls for a tasty and creamy cauliflower puree to act as the "glue" for the steamed veggie toppings. If you're hungry and have leftovers handy, feel free to toss on some chicken or shrimp, too. Just 20 minutes is all you need to pull off our all-in-one chicken and pasta dinner. The combination of veggies, angel hair pasta, and high-protein chicken covers all the bases at dinnertime.
Dive into our cheesy quesadillas for your next Mexican night. They're filled with good-for-you veggies, plus cilantro and lime to heighten the fresh Mexican flavor without adding excess calories.
Make it an entree by adding your favorite protein. With this cheap healthy recipe, we grant you permission to eat cranberry sauce year-round! Perfect to pack for lunch or as a light, summery dinner recipe, this main-dish salad explodes with fresh flavor. Heart-healthy tuna and fiber-rich beans join with peppery greens, fresh herbs, and a citrusy dressing for a healthy salad recipe that's a cheap easy meal.
Whitefish is a lean source of protein that's mild in flavor, and it easily complements stronger flavors like the chili powder, garlic, and lime in these tostadas.
Even with our homemade chili-lime cream, this dinner recipe rings in at just calories for two tostadas! Noodles made of nutritious zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots combine with silky Alfredo and savory basil pesto sauces for a "pasta" dinner that's actually healthy! Chicken and more veggies keep calories low and protein high with 26 grams per serving. That's up to you. No matter when you eat this healthy meal in a bowl, it's a cheap and easy recipe under calories. Start planning your next chili night!
Add everything to the slow cooker, and come home to a healthy dinner loaded with veggies and 8 grams of fiber. Sticking to healthy meals on a budget often means skipping restaurant fare. With this restaurant remake, you can enjoy dining-out flavor while saving money and calories. Not only does our healthy pasta recipe ring in at under calories per serving, but it also requires just 20 minutes of prep.
Make it a family dinner recipe by adding more or less chili powder to suit your kids' tastes. Spiced and seasoned veggies—grilled to bring out their natural sweetness—star in our fajita dinner recipe. You can find the produce year-round, so enjoy the healthy recipe anytime you seek a cheap dinner.
A meatless sandwich that's also a cheap and easy meal. Oh yeah, it's also loaded with fiber and protein thanks to garbanzo beans. Whole wheat noodles, no-salt-added canned tomatoes, and shrimp make this delicious meal surprisingly low-cal. Use frozen shrimp instead of fresh to cut the cost of seafood. When it comes to cheap easy dinners, it's hard to beat this protein-packed vegetarian soup recipe. A hint of Cajun seasoning gives the healthy dinner its bold flavor.
Enjoy a light supper with this simple meal that's loaded with protein and veggies—you'll feel satisfied even with smaller portions.
Plus, you'll definitely save money dining in rather than out at a Mexican hot spot. A high-fiber, high-flavor soup recipe is the perfect fuel on a chilly night. The addition of salsa verde and a good dose of cumin give this budget meal unique Mexican flavor.
Whip up a delicious Mediterranean salad in 20 minutes with a few simple ingredients, including chicken, feta cheese, olives, and tomatoes.
All of their boxes include some sort of sweet treat. Among their more popular offerings are brownies. These brownies are definitely diet friendly. Another advantage of the Medifast system is that it always provides the appropriate portion sizes.
Replacing a meal with a shake can be a fantastic way to lose weight. After all, all kinds of healthy foods can be included in a shake. Shakes are a big part of the Medifast plan. Soup is a quick and easy meal. In addition, a well-prepared soup can be incredibly delicious. The soups that you will find in Medifast boxes will blow you away. They offer classic soups, such as chicken noodle soup, as well as some more unusual soup flavors.
If you like sitting down with a nice bowl of soup on a chilly day, you will love being on the Medifast plan. You will also have side dishes. As an example of this, some Medifast boxes include rich and creamy mashed potatoes. You will feel like you are eating the way you have always wanted to eat. After all, it is loaded with carbohydrates. As with any food, they are just fine when consumed in moderation. Pasta can actually be a very healthy meal choice. If you want to eat more pasta, you will love the dishes that come in your Medifast box.
You can eat perfectly portioned pasta for your dinner at the end of the day.