Feeding my family good nutrition is a top priority in my house, but right now with two little ones and working part time, I am having to find ways to accomplish that on a tight budget.
I am determined to find healthy dinners that are tasty and budget friendly, and wanted to pass the information on to you!
Here is a week’s worth of meals along with the cost of all of them. (There are 5 dinners because I usually leave one night for leftovers and one night for eating out).
1. Chicken stir fry $1.84 per serving (6 servings) $11.05 total
2.Roasted Veggie Pasta $2.03 per serving (4 servings) $8.12 total
3. Baked Portobello Caps with red potatoes & Brussels sprouts $2.69 per serving (4 servings) $10.77 total
4. Balsamic Baked Chicken with Sweet potatoes & Mixed beans $1.78 per serving (4 servings) $7.12 total (I leave the sundries tomatoes off some of the time)
5. Vegetable Chili
$2.72 per serving (4 servings) $10.90 total
Chicken Breast (2 meals worth)
Bow tie pasta
Sweet potatoes (4)
Red potatoes 1 bag
4 Portobello caps
1 Bell pepper
1 bunch of Asparagus (I buy frozen)
1 pack Mushrooms
stir fry veggies (frozen)
Brussels Sprouts (sometimes I buy frozen)
Mixed beans (frozen)
Can of pinto beans
Can of black beans
Can of diced tomatoes
Can of diced tomatoes with green chilis (if you like spicy
Can of tomato paste)
Spices/oils/seasonings you probably already have stocked:
Garlic (I use minced)
Ginger (if wanted for stir fry)
Teriyaki (if wanted for stir fry)
Soy sauce or Brags Liquid aminos (if you want for stir fry)
I hope this helps you save money while feeding your family healthy dinners! I’d love to hear some of your favorite dinners to make on a budget. I’m always wanting to try new healthy food ideas.
*Costs are based on shopping at Publix and Aldi in Central Florida.*