Healthy and Delicious Meals Under $5 – Cheap and Healthy Recipes

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Being on a budget does not mean you will have to skip your meals. The same goes if you are always in a hurry – skipping meals is still not your best option especially if you need to kickstart your day. With that said, here are healthy and delicious meals under $5 that are easy to do!

15. Easy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This insanely Easy Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is made in less than 30 minutes! This hearty meatless recipe is just 10 main ingredients, gluten-free, allergy-free, featuring protein-packed lentils, veggies, and simple dairy-free mashed potatoes! Healthy and budget-friendly comfort food the whole family will love and devour!

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14. Easy One-Pot Vegan Gluten-Free Louisiana Red Beans & Rice (Allergy-Free)

An easy one-pot recipe for the classic Southern dish! This Vegan & Gluten-Free version of Louisiana Red Beans & Rice is full of deep smoky and spicy flavors, rice, kidney beans, and veggies. It’s allergy-free, oil-free, and still a hearty and comforting meal without the meat!

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13. Homemade Spaghetti O’s (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O’s that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that’s kid-friendly and mom-approved!

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12. Dump And Start Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti

Pasta is a great choice when you’re looking for a family-loved, hearty, comforting, and budget-friendly meal. Cheese, sauce, and pasta are warm and tasty, and adding just a bit of chicken to this meal takes it over the top while still being easy on your wallet.

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11. Instant Pot Fajita Rice

Top this easy Instant Pot Fajita Rice, loaded with juicy chicken and lots of cheese, with your favorite toppings to make a tasty meal your whole family will love.

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10. Ramen Noodles Stir Fry

Enjoy Asian comfort and budget-friendly food at home with this quick-cooking 10 Minute Ramen Noodles Stir Fry. This vegetarian dish cooks quickly but is packed with flavor, and it’s easily customizable.

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9. Poor Man’s Stew – Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

Poor Man’s Stew is a budget friendly meal made with ground beef that costs less than $2 per serving! It’s absolutely delicious, plus it’s very simple to make. This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo compatible, and you can make it in the Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, OR Dutch Oven!

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8. Entomatadas Recipe: Cheese and Onion

This entomatadas recipe is the closest you’ll get to the comfort of a Mexican version of grilled cheese and tomato soup. It’s everything you love, perfect for a quick and cheap breakfast or lunch.

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7.  4-Ingredient Tomato Basil Egg Casserole {Keto}

With only 4 ingredients, this tomato basil egg casserole is quick to make and bake up. It’s the perfect brunch dish or Christmas morning breakfast!

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6. Fluffy Egg Casserole {Keto, Paleo}

This recipe is my go-to recipe for brunch with friends and family! It can be whipped up so quickly and it’s also an easy weekend breakfast when you don’t want to go to the trouble of making anything fancy.

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5. Simple Boiled Egg Sandwich Recipe

Simple boiled egg sandwich recipe: A delicious protein-packed sandwich that can be made in just 10 minutes, if boiled eggs are already in hand.

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4. Prawn Pulao Recipe | Shrimp Pulao

Prawn pulao recipe with step by step photos and tips: A simple, light, super delicious one-pot prawn pulao prepared with basmati rice, a few spices, and the star ingredient prawn. That can be made in just 30 minutes.

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3. Easy Pasta Dinner Recipe

It is full of yummy noodles and cheesy goodness, it also happens to be one of the quickest and easiest dinners I make. So if you are needing a simple, budget friendly dinner idea, this is for you!

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2. Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe

This Kielbasa and Potatoes Recipe is such a classic combination, that it is sure to become a family favorite. Yes, it is a simple smoked Polish sausage recipe, but many of the best dishes are simple.

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1. Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Chili (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

This easy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili is a dump-and-go crockpot meal you can set and forget! This healthy three bean chili is vegan, gluten-free, allergy-free, and full of plant-based protein, veggies, and bold Southwest flavors!

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