So let’s be REALLY honest. Cheap, easy and healthy dinners sound like some kind of fairy tale. But listen, the recipes on this list are ALL of these things and totally yummy.
I am the first to admit that when I’m in a crunch I will turn to the frozen chicken nuggets in about three seconds flat. While that is totally fine some nights, it’s definitely not an everyday solution.
I’ve vetted ALL of these recipes to make sure they aren’t going to kill your budget, they are decently simple to make, AND they are on the healthier side.
Most of these dishes are going to take you LESS than 30 minutes to make so that you can get dinner on quick and not have to worry about the gremlins getting too hungry.
Easy Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas
Even though I usually love my enchiladas smothered with cheese this actually looks so tasty! Plus if you aren't a cauliflower rice fan I feel like it's a great way to mask the taste a bit.
15 Minute Chickpea Gyros
Who doesn't love a 15 minute dinner? These gyros look AMAZING and totally doable last minute.
Ground Beef Zucchini Noodles
I love how versitile this recipe is! If you don't have all the seasonings on hand you can totally switch it up and make it with whatever you have on hand.
Hamburger Steak Recipe No Gravy – Easy Weeknight Dinner
If you are trying to go low carb this a great quick meal! You could even save a bit more by switching to a cheaper ground meat as well.
Slow Cooked Chicken Italian
This recipe makes my mouth water! Opt to eat it by itself to leave out the carbs or pair with some brown rice.
Yes-You-Can Black Bean Chili
Who doesn't love chili? This yummy recipe is a perfect plant based chili that will not be too hard on your food budget.
Instant Pot Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl
I am a BIG fan of the instant pot and a big fan of rice bowls. So this recipe is awesome in my opinion. What's better than having a recipe that can be tweaked for every picky eater in the family?!
Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe
This recipe is perfect when you have some left over veggies you need to use. PLUS it's yummy cold so it's perfect to pack for lunch the next day.
Spicy Kale & Potato Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
This is a super simple but filling dish that will have you saying YUM!
Easy Green Bean Salad with Mustard and Garlic Dressing
I love a good fresh veggie salad and this one is perfect for anyone needing to up the vegetable intake in their life. Plus you can totally add or take away whatever ingredients you'd like.
Healthy Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowl (Low-carb)
I love these meal prep bowl recipes! They make it so easy to eat healthy quickly and on a budget. Zero need to run out for dinner.
Tex Mex Quinoa
Quinoa with a tex mex twist! This recipe is a super easy dump and go dish.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Oh hey orange chicken! I could eat this every day and not get tired of it. Plus this is a GREAT one to save in your freezer for later!
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Another simple, easy, and fast chicken dish! This one would be great to save throughout the week on a salad too.
Avocado Chicken Wraps — 5 minute meal
Avocado chicken wraps? Sign me up! These are SO tasty and not too bad for your wasteline either.
Healthy Chicken Taco Soup (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Listen I have had some terrible experiences with Taco Soups. This is NOT one of them. It's totally yummy and SO easy!
Egg Roll in a Bowl--easy, healthy, and delicious!
This desconstructed egg roll in a bowl is perfect for the Chinese lover who needs something a bit healthier than take out.
Did we miss a cheap, easy, and healthy recipe that you LOVE? Let me know in the comments below!