30 Healthy Budget Friendly Meals
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Healthy Budget Friendly Meals – keep your grocery budget in check with these easy, healthy meals that are family friendly and free of processed ingredients!
I hear it all the time…”but eating healthy is so much more expensive!” I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to eat healthy on a budget AND do it without sacrificing taste! Like many of you, I’ve seen a sizeable jump in my grocery bill lately. It may seem discouraging, but there are plenty of ways to curb this recent trend and save money while still feeding your family nutritious meals.
To cut grocery costs, consider using inexpensive meats like ground beef and chicken as the base of your meal, or introduce more meatless meals into the rotation. Remember…fast food and packaged meals are tempting for their convenience, but they’re full of questionable ingredients, hidden sugars, and usually VERY high in sodium. I’ve complied this list of healthier alternatives including real whole foods that won’t break the bank. You’ll see that most of these recipes are not only easy on the wallet, but simple to make, great for family dinners, and often cheaper than a trip to McDonalds!
More Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill
Stock your pantry with basic items when they go on sale such as canned tomatoes and beans, rice, lentils, pasta, etc.
Make your own broth with vegetable scraps for soups and stews.
Use more eggs! They are inexpensive and SO nutrient dense! Try making this Instant Pot Egg Salad to have for lunch.
Buy seasonings in bulk and make your blends for adding great flavor to your favorite recipes.
Cook protein in batches for adding to salads and rice bowls like this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken.
Choose inexpensive cuts of meat i.e. chicken thigh vs. chicken breast.
Stretch your ground meat (and add nutrients) by adding finely chopped mushrooms, cauliflower rice, or cooked quinoa.
Easy Cheap Ground Beef Recipes
Cheap and Healthy Chicken Recipes
Cheap Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas
Cheap Meatless Dinner Ideas
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