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6 Healthy and Budget Friendly Meal Ideas – Recipes and Tutorials Included!

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Recently I shared my Grocery Outlet Haul on Youtube and promised to show you all the 6 cheap and healthy meals that I made with the ingredients I bought on a budget. I spent under $52 for all 6 of these meals (24 servings in all.. including chicken and shrimp!) Join me as I make healthy and budget friendly dinners that will last you up to 10 days! All meal recipes and ingredients will be written in the description box of my youtube video, as well as listed below. Enjoy 🙂


Grocery Outlet Shopping List and Item Cost:

Panko Bread Crumbs: $0.99

Carb Balance Flour Tortillas: $4.49

Cilantro $0.59

Cucumber $0.79

Romain Cabbage Salad Mix: $1.99

Spinach Mix – $2.99

Green Pepper: $0.99

Lime $0.25

Russet Potatoes – 2 @ $0.50 each ($1.00)

Red Onion – $0.50

6 Tomatoes – $1.99

Yakisoba Noodles – $2.49

Cooked Shrimp Tail On – $6.99

Organic Frozen Broccoli – $2.99

Riced Cauliflower Medley – $2.49

Pepperjack Cheese – $2.00

Slivered Almonds – (used a few tbsp – $1.00)

Soy Sauce – $4.99 for bottle – 1/20th used – $0.25

General Tso’s – $2.98 – (1/4 cup used – $0.75

Frozen Chicken Thighs – $6.48 (2 used) $2.16

sour cream – $1.95 2

sweet potatoes – $1.50

Turkey Chili – $2.99

Cream of Mushroom Soup – $1.49 each – 2 for $2.98

corn tortillas – $1.99

Lite Mexican Cheese $2.99

1 dozen free-range eggs – $2.99

mini bbq sauce – $0.99

Sriracha – $1.29

White Wine Vinegar – $2.25

Sesame Seed Oil – $2.29

Coconut Aminos – $2.99

2 Chicken Breast – $3.31

Meal 1: Asian Chicken Wraps


-romain cabbage lettuce mix -flour tortillas -yakisoba noodles -slivered almonds -soy sauce -general tso’s sauce -2 cooked chicken thighs


-bake chicken thighs at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-24 minutes, flipping over at the halfway point -cube chicken -mix 1/4 cup soy sauce and 1/4 cup general tso’s sauce together in a sauce pan over medium heat -marinate chicken in the sauce for 5 minutes while cooking the noodles -cook noodles according to package directions -warm tortillas in microwave in a damp paper towel for 10-15 seconds -spread out tortillas and top with lettuce mixture, chicken, noodles, and slivered almonds. Enjoy! 🙂

Meal 2: Sweet Potato Fajitas


-flour tortillas -2 sweet potatoes -2-3 tomatoes -1 lime -1/4 red onion -1 green pepper -cilantro -sour cream -pepperjack cheese


-slice sweet potatoes into wedges and toss with olive oil -season to taste -bake in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes -while those are baking, dice onion, tomatoes, slice green pepper into strips, and chop cilantro into small bits -cook onion in 2 tbsp of olive oil until translucent in color -warm tortillas in a damp paper towel in the microwave, then spread on plate -top with cooked sweet potato wedges, green pepper strips, cooked onion, diced tomatoes, cilantro, pepper jack cheese, and sour cream. Enjoy! 🙂

Meal 3: Chili Tortilla Casserole


-1 can turkey chili -2 cans cream of mushroom soup -1/4 red onion -corn tortillas (6) -cheese


-strip 6 corn tortillas into 1 inch strips -mix together tortilla strips, chili, cream of mushroom soup, and diced onion -spread out in a greased 13X9 baking dish, and top with cheese -bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes

Meal 4: Onion Spinach Frittata


-8 eggs -Spinach -1/2 cup red onion


-whisk 8 eggs together in a bowl. -dice onion and cook in a frying pan until translucent -add cooked onion to the bowl with egg, as well as the spinach leaves -cook in a frying pan over low heat -flip once the frittata is cooked all the way through (or mostly cooked through) -cook opposite side for 1/4 the amount of time -slice into 8 pie size slices and enjoy! 🙂

Meal 5: Hot Honey Chicken with Potatoes and Broccoli


-2 LARGE chicken breast (or 4 regular sized) -sriracha -honey -smoked paprika -bbq sauce -Panko bread crumbs -sour cream -frozen broccoli (or fresh) -yukon gold potatoes (2)


preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit -dice potatoes into bite size cubes, toss in olive oil, and season to taste -mix together 2 tbsp honey, 1 teaspoon sriracha (or more for a spicier kick), 3-4 tbsp bbq sauce (complete estimate), and 1/4 cup panic bread crumbs (also a total estimate) Mix it all together until you have a nice crumble. -put chicken breast onto a greased baking sheet and coat in sour cream -top with spicy honey crumble mixture -bake for 26 minutes with the potatoes on the top rack of your oven and the chicken on the middle rack. Take out potatoes early, around 20 minutes or so -Prepare the broccoli by steaming in a pot of boiling water or by microwaving the broccoli in 3 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl on high for 3-4 minutes. -Serve and enjoy! 🙂

Meal 6: Sriracha Shrimp, Cauliflower (or Jasmine) Rice, and Cucumber Salad


-Shrimp (about a 2 pound bag) -Sriracha -Sesame seed oil -Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce) -White Wine Vinegar -Cucumber -Cauliflower Rice (or jasmine)


for shrimp: thaw and de-tail. -mix 1 tsp sriracha, 2 tsp sesame seed oil, 2 tbsp coconut aminos, and 1 tbsp water and add mixture to shrimp in a bowl. marinate for 5 min. after marinating, cook in sauce pan until sauce thickens and bubbles. for salad: chop cucumber into bite sized pieces and dump into a bowl. Add 5 tsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp sesame seed oil, a dash of coconut amigos, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix. cook rice, then layer with cucumber salad and shrimp.

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