Healthy Budget Friendly Meals – keep your grocery budget in check with these easy, healthy meals that are family friendly and free of processed ingredients!

30 healthy meals that are budget friendly

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

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! |

Korean Beef Bowls

korean ground beef bowls

Easy Taco Soup

Easy Instant Pot Goulash

15 Minute Egg Roll Bowls

Instant Pot Taco Meat

favorite instant pot taco meat

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls

Best Instant Pot Beef Chili

Cheap and Healthy Chicken Recipes

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Best Grilled Chicken Thighs

Chicken & Green Bean Stir Fry

chicken green bean stir fry

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Chicken & Rice Casserole with Broccoli

Healthy Chicken Marinade Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (Whole30, Paleo) - a delicious and hearty meal, full of tender chicken, bell peppers, and a rich sauce. Made super easy in the Instant Pot for a fast family meal on the table in under 20 minutes.

Cheap Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas

Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes

healthy sloppy joes recipe

Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps )Whole30 Paleo Keto)

Turkey Zucchini Burgers

Gluten Free Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

Easy Turkey Bolognese

Cheap Meatless Dinner Ideas

Quinoa & Black Bean Tacos

vegetarian black bean tacos

Veggie Lentil Chili

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

instant pot spaghetti sauce

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Easy Pumpkin Soup

easy instant pot pumpkin soup

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese



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