4 IDEAS FOR CHEAP HEALTHY RECIPES

Let’s face it - eating healthy isn’t always the most glamorous option. While we understand the need to eat better - whether it’s to lose weight, staying in shape or what have you - often times, bad stuff just tastes better. Healthy eating can also be expensive - but it doesn’t have to be! It’s our goal here to identify a few more recipes that are not only healthy, but won’t break the bank. Our cheap healthy recipes taste great, too!

1. Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted chicken and vegetables is and will always be a classic for those who are wanting to keep their wallets and their caloric intake in check. Generally a Sunday staple for most, this recipe doesn’t really require a lot of effort in its preparation, either. In fact, you have all of these ingredients in your home, too! The recipe just requires the chicken - obviously - roasted potatoes, onion, celery, and carrots.

Combine all the ingredients together with a bit of olive oil (with the chicken on top) on a baking sheet and you’ve got something going.

2. Veggie Tortilla Casserole

Tortilla casserole isn’t generally something you consider to be cheap healthy recipes. In fact, it can be downright decadent. You can consider it to be on the cheaper side, though. However, there is a way to make it as healthy as it is cheap - just add vegetables! Use corn tortillas to make the layers of the casserole, then add vegetables such as spinach, corn and tomatoes. Salsa doesn’t hurt too much either. Add a few types of cheese and bake! Easy peasy.

3. Breaded Pork Chop with Apple Slaw

 Once you think about health, you don’t always think about pork or breading. That’s not always the case if you use very lean pork and wholewheat breading - such as panko. The slaw - instead of the American classic pork chops and applesauce - is made with a crunchy slaw of cabbage and apples. 

4. Quick Chicken, Pepper and Corn Stir Fry

This is a meal that can be made in just half an hour’s time - and that’s why we love it. It’s also a very potent addition to a list of cheap healthy recipes. Take some chicken thighs - boneless, preferably - and a couple handfuls of red peppers and frozen corn. Drizzle just a bit of oil and any other healthy addition in a non-stick skillet and you’ve got a winner on any weeknight.