Healthy Dinners That Are Easy on Your Wallet

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It’s been rough the last couple of years. With food prices going up everywhere, it’s nice to know you can still eat healthy on a budget. Here are 15 healthy dinner recipes that make good use of a dollar.

1. Split pea soup

Whether you like it thick or thin, this made-from-scratch soup is very easy on the wallet and delivers on flavor every time.

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2. Tuna pasta salad

A little pasta and a can of tuna and just a few minutes in the kitchen for stirring things in a bowl is all you need for this delicious dish.

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3. Pizzadillas

This easy meal is just as great for kids as it is for adults. It’s a blend of pizza and quesadillas. Simple to make and affordable.

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4. Pita bread pizza

You don’t need to spend a ton of money for pizza. Just make your own at home using pita bread! And this way, everybody gets the toppings they want.

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5. Curried pumpkin soup

A can of pumpkin and a can of coconut milk is all you’ll need for this recipe. The rest is probably already in your pantry! Ready in minutes.

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6. Vegan lentil soup

Lentils are a highly nutritious legume that is affordable and easy to cook.

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7. Taco soup

Some broth, pasta, beans and a package of ground turkey is all you need for a delicious dinner.

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8. Ground Turkey dinner skillet

You can make this with beef or turkey, but turkey is healthier. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s affordable when asparagus is in season.

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9. Tuscan chicken thighs

Chicken thighs are often the most affordable cut of chicken. So dust them with some seasoning and stick them in your air fryer or oven for a delicious main course.

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10. Baked Turkey burgers

With one package of ground turkey, you can make four burgers. And because they are baked, they are super light on fat, but still totally yum.

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11. Spaghetti pie

Have leftover spaghetti sauce? Make pie! Spaghetti pie, that is. It’s a delicious way to use up leftovers, and you can’t get more budget friendly than that.

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12. Tuna melts

This humble sandwich doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Make it in a pan or an air fryer if you want less fat content. Easy, tasty and affordable!

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13. Grilled cheese rollups

These delicious things are fun for kids and adults alike. They use minimal ingredients and you can cook them in a pan or in an air fryer. Hint: An air fryer does a great job with these!

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14. Lentil sloppy Joe’s

Don’t have meat? Don’t sweat it! Lentils make fantastic sloppy joe’s!

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15. Grownup grilled cheese sandwiches

Grilled cheese isn’t just for kids! This adult version adds tons of flavor while still being cost effective

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