9 Healthy Meals and Cheap Easy Recipes You Should Try This Week

9 Healthy Meals and Cheap Easy Recipes You Should Try This Week

Food is one of the largest expenses a family can have each month, which is why I'm a big believer in and lover of weekly meal plans.  

I never used to be, but I am now!  

Especially since we have been meal planning for over a month now.

The proof is in the pudding.  In the month of September we saved $146 from our monthly budget of $1500.

Monthly Grocery Budget MintSnapshot from Mint budget tool

With October half over we are looking good as well.  And this is while we buy groceries in two separate cities as I am with my son in another city transitioning him into a move and my wife is back home with our daughter, so we have purchased some duplicate grocery orders this month too.  

October Grocery Budget MintSnapshot from Mint budget tool

This is pretty exciting, considering we do try to buy mostly organic goods when available.  

Our current changes are also eliminating a lot of food waste, which is a big problem in Canada today.

According to CBC, more than $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year in Canada and when energy, water and other resource costs are factored in the true cost could be up to three times that much, a new report suggests.  That’s a lot of money! 

If you are looking for some new budget recipes to start making for you and/or your family, then you've come to the right place. 

If you want recipes that are budget friendly, healthy and delicious, don't worry, it is possible! The recipes included in this budget recipe roundup are affordable, easy, and you may already have many of the ingredients in your home! 

We have all of these recipes in our current meal plan, and we love making them all. 

Note: If you're looking for easy weekly meal plans, full of budget recipes, I recommend eMeals. eMeals is a meal planning service that sends you a delicious meal plan and shopping list every week for just $59 per year.  Whether you are on a budget, need quick, healthy meals, are a vegetarian, low carb or paleo, eMeals has all sort of plans that you can access and flip back and forth between multiple plans if you would like.  That's what we do.

Here are 9 healthy and cheap recipes you should try:

1.  Kick Booty Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Get the recipe here


2.  Honey Balsamic Chicken Chicken Breasts and Veggies

Get the recipe hereOne Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken

3.  White Chicken Chili

Get the recipe hereWhite Chicken Chili


4.  Tatar Tot “Nachos” & Strawberry Smoothie

Get the recipe here
(We roasted potatoes instead of using taters)Tater Tot Nachos and Strawberry Smoothie


5.  Healthy Turkey Chili

Get the recipe here


6.  Bean Burrito Casserole

Get the recipe hereBean Burrito Casserole


7.  White Pizzas with Chicken, Spinach, and Grapes and Apple and Celery Salad

Get the recipe here


8.  Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

Get the recipe hereBlack  Bean Quinoa Burger


9.  Mini Meat Loaves

Get the recipe hereMini Meat Loaves

What are your favorite budget recipes right now? Share them in the comments below!

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