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21 Healthy Dinner Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank

It's tough enough for many of us to stick to a healthy eating lifestyle but if you're also on a tight budget, you've really got your work cut out for you. Fortunately, if you're dedicated to eating healthy, there are lots of flavorful and inexpensive meals that you can make at home for yourself and your family.

Homecooked meals don't have to be a pricey affair. You can cook delicious meals without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

Here are 21 healthy dinner recipes that make eating healthy on a tight budget feel easy!

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

The colorful, fresh vegetables and oozy melted cheese in these fajita-style quesadillas will prove irresistible. Serve them as party appetizers or for a quick lunch on the weekend.


Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta – a creamy sauce made with avocados, spinach, basil and pecans. A super healthy and delicious pasta dish, eat without guilt.

Via Jo Cooks

Tonkatsu – Japanese Pork Cutlet

These Japanese style pork cutlets come together in just 20 minutes, or less and won’t break the bank!

Via Damn Delicious

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Pasta without the carb overload? Sign me up! This shrimp and spaghetti squash seems too good to be true.

Via Martha Stewart

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!

Via Taste and Tell

White Chicken Chili

Here’s a simple dinner, yet completely delicious. We love the way the flavors of this chili blend together.

Via Cooking Classy

Lemon Basil Pasta with Walnut Parmesan

Lemon Basil Pasta with Walnut Parmesan is quick, easy, fresh and delicious. A perfect, healthy, light meal.

Via Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Avocado Tuna Cakes

These easy Avocado Tuna Cakes are a simple, tasty way to introduce more seafood into your diet—and to land a healthy and inexpensive meal on the table more quickly.

Via Well Plated

Easy Taco Rice Bowls

Easy, healthy and budget friendly taco rice bowls are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and makes awesome lunch leftovers. Ready in 30 minutes!

Via The Pretend Baker

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

Delicious lasagna rolls made using zucchini instead of pasta. A healthy, gluten free alternative with all the flavor of the traditional version!

Via Recipe Runner

Rainbow Salad with Balsamic Roasted Brussels & Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken

This hearty salad is so pretty and packed with nutrients! It’s always a good idea to eat as many colors as you can at each meal as each color provides it’s own unique nutrient profile.The construction is really easy and the best part is that you’ll have plenty to share and have as leftovers!

Via Linda Wagner

Mexican Sweet Potato Skins

Could there be anything better than sweet potato skins filled to the brim with roasted corn, black beans, cilantro, a kick of spicy chipotle, and melted cheese? Seriously? We don’t thinks so.

Via Pinch of Yum

Vegetable Stir Fry With Noodles

Colorful, delicious, easy, and inexpensive. This stir fry checks every box.

Via Budget Bytes

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup recipe only takes about 10 minutes of prep time, and it is oooooh-so-delicious and comforting. It is also naturally gluten-free.

Via Gimme Some Oven

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls

These spicy fish taco bowls are comfort food at its finest with a healthier twist. Fresh blackened spicy tilapia fillets, corn, black beans, red peppers and avocados make this dish a hearty, filling and most delicious lunch or dinner without the guilt.

Via Jo Cooks

Easy Beef and Broccoli

The best and easiest beef and broccoli made in 15 min from start to finish. And yes, it’s quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Via Damn Delicious

Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Here’s a flavorful and easy to make meal. Beans and rice never tasted so good.

Via Budget Bytes

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash is an easy to make, healthy and delicious meal that comes together in just 15 minutes, featuring tons of fresh veggies and lean turkey kielbasa.

Via The Two Bite Club

Cauliflower Potato Curry

An Indian Cauliflower Potato Curry famous by name Aloo Gobi! A comforting yet healthier curry with tomato and yogurt thick gravy coating potatoes and cauliflower.

Via Chef de Home

Chicken and Avocado Burritos

These burritos don't take long to make, they are nice and portable, filling and most importantly, packed full of flavour!

Via Closet Cooking

Taco Chicken Bowl

The taco chicken bowl is a “dump and heat” recipe. All you do is dump all of the ingredients together in a pot, and let it cook.

Via Budget Bytes

Homecooked meals don't have to be a pricey affair. You can cook delicious meals without sacrificing taste or nutrition. Here are 21 healthy dinner recipes that make eating healthy on a tight budget feel easy!

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