5 Healthy Recipes That Taste Good and Are Budget-Friendly

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Are you looking for delicious yet healthy recipes that will not break your bank? If yes, then you are in luck because there are lots of options where you can choose from. So, to narrow down your options, in this content, we have compiled X healthy and delicious recipes that are budget-friendly.

Bear in mind that having a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be expensive. So if you’re ready for new healthy recipes to add to your diet without spending too much then let’s get started.

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Cheap, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes That You Can Include to Your Diet

1. Pork With Veggies

Looking for a cheap yet healthy dinner recipe? Then you may want to give this one a try. Don’t worry it only needs a few ingredients and it can be cooked easily.

Looking for a cheap yet healthy dinner recipe? Then you may want to give this one a try. Don’t worry it only needs a few ingredients and it can be cooked easily.

Ingredients:

  • Pork tenderloin (1 piece)
  • Green beans (2 tablespoons)
  • Sweet potato (1 piece, baked)
  • Green beans (1 cup, steamed)
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Procedure:

  1. Season the pork using pepper and salt and then burn in a skillet coated using a cooking spray.
  2. Move to the oven (450-degree Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes.
  3. Slice and then served with steamed green beans with a baked sweet potato and almond.

2. Roasted Carrots

Do you have lots of carrots at home and don’t have any idea what to do with them? Why not make a healthy recipe out of them by following the instructions below.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots
  • Kosher salt (1 ¼ teaspoon)
  • Olive oil (3tbsps)
  • Parsley or fresh dill (2 tablespoons, minced)
  • Black pepper (1/2 teaspoons)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit
  2. Slice the carrots diagonally.
  3. Toss the sliced carrots into a bowl with the pepper, salt, and olive oil.
  4. Transfer it to a sheet pan. And then roast for about 20 minutes in the oven, until tender or brown.
  5. Again, mix the carrots with parsley or dill (minced) and season it to taste.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

 3. Cauliflower Rice

If you are a carbohydrate-conscious eater, this third healthy recipe in our list is for you. Actually, this side dish is very easy to prepare and only need a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower (separated to florets)
  • Onion ( 1 piece, finely diced)
  • Olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley leaves (two tablespoons)

Procedure:

  1. Cut the cauliflower.
  2. Break up the cauliflower flowerets to a food processor and pulse ‘til the mixture look like couscous.
  3. Heat the oil and sauté the onion until it becomes golden brown.
  4. Add the cauliflower and salt and stir frequently to mix.
  5. Once the cauliflower has softened, remove it from the heat.
  6. Place the cauliflower to a bowl. After which relish it with parsley leaves and add the lemon juice. You can also add a bit of salt to season the taste.
  7. Serve warm

4. Fruit Smoothies

5 Healthy Recipes That Taste Good and Budget-Friendly

To make this highly-adaptable and nourishing smoothie, you will only need some frozen fruits.  So, if you have plenty of fruits on your fridge, don’t think twice and give this healthy recipe a try.

To make this highly-adaptable and nourishing smoothie, you will only need some frozen fruits.  So, if you have plenty of fruits on your fridge, don’t think twice and give this healthy recipe a try.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen banana (1 piece, peeled and chopped)
  • Frozen cherries, strawberries, or raspberries (2 cups)
  • Vanilla or plain yogurt (1/2 cup)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Honey (2-3 tablespoons)
  • Orange juice (1/2 cup and freshly squeezed)

Procedure

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until it becomes smooth.
  2. Then pour the smoothie to a glass and serve chill

Note: For a non-dairy smoothie, you can use one cup of rice milk instead of yogurt and milk. On the other hand, you can also make use of soy milk or yogurt as an alternative to dairy.

5. Garlic Stir-fried Spinach

5 Healthy Recipes That Taste Good and Budget-Friendly

You will only need 10 minutes or less to cook this healthy and affordable garlic stir-fried spinach.

Ingredients:

  • Spinach leaves (1 1/2lbs)
  • Garlic (six cloves, chopped)
  • Salt (2 tablespoons)
  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Unsalted butter (1 tablespoon)
  • Black pepper (3/4 teaspoon)
  • Lemon

Procedure

  1. Clean the spinach by rinsing it with cold water and spin it waterless in a spinner (salad).
  2. In a large pot, sauté the garlic using olive oil for about one minute.
  3. Then add the spinach, pepper, and salt into the pot. Cover and cook it for about two minutes.
  4. Remove the pot’s cover and switch the heat on high. Then cook the spinach for another minute.
  5. When the spinach is already wilted, transfer it into a bowl and add the lemon, butter, and salt.
  6. Serve hot.

There you have it the five delicious and healthy recipes that will not break your bank. So, which of these recipes you plan to cook?  

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