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16 Cheap Healthy Recipes for Thrifty Chefs

These budget friendly recipes will help you stick to your diet in a sensible way!

Updated January 07, 2019
16 Cheap Healthy Recipes for Thrifty Chefs

Eating healthy (and New Year's resolutions in general) tend to have a reputation for being unnecessarily expensive. How many of us have gotten gym memberships in January only to cancel them by March and watched that money go down the drain?

Well we're here to tell you that, when it comes to the food you eat, healthy doesn't have to mean expensive!

From buffalo caulifower bites that are packed with flavor but low on carbs to a keto zucchini bread that's so good, you'll have to taste it to believe it, even folks who have a big sweet tooth can find something healthy here. We've teamed up with our friends at RecipeLion and FaveHealthyRecipes to bring you recipes that will help you stick to your diet in a sensible way.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Want to add some spice to your life? Then you need to try these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. You can serve these cauliflower bites for a healthy afternoon snack or a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Hearty Chicken and White Bean Soup

Warm yourself up to a big bowl of this filling and comforting soup. This easy soup recipe makes a huge batch so you can enjoy it for lunch, dinner, and leftovers the next night.

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Hearty Chicken and White Bean Soup

Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust

Wake up and enjoy this delicious Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust. You'll immediately notice that your morning will get a little bit brighter after trying this amazing breakfast quiche.

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Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust

Paleo Coconut Cauliflower Rice

The beauty of cauliflower rice is that it can be paired with anything that you'd pair with regular rice. Plus, using cauliflower offers a significant carb cut.

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Paleo Coconut Cauliflower Rice

The Best Baked Spinach and Pasta

Finding new dinner recipes can be rather bothersome. But, you can now break out of your rut with this healthy pasta recipe. The Best Baked Spinach and Pasta is absolutely amazing. 

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The Best Baked Spinach and Pasta

Watermelon Smoothie

Cool and refreshing, this Watermelon Smoothie is the perfect summer drink. It doesn't matter if you take this smoothie to the beach or your backyard because wherever you take it, it'll be delicious.

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Watermelon Smoothie

Keto Zucchini Bread

This yummy Keto Zucchini Bread recipe is perfect for those who are following a low-carb diet. And the best part is that you won't feel like you are missing out on anything with this healthy recipe!

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Keto Zucchini Bread

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

If you're looking for an easy zucchini side dish, then you've come to the right place. This yummy Baked Parmesan Zucchini only takes a few ingredients to make and can be cooked in under half an hour.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Pumpkin and Pear Soup

This Pumpkin and Pear Soup is the ultimate fall recipe to keep you warm all season long. The easy soup recipe comes together incredibly quick, but tastes like it took hours of simmering on the stove.

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Pumpkin and Pear Soup

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

This Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry recipe makes for the perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Bite sized pieces of chicken breast are marinated in a buttermilk mixture to make the chicken incredibly tender.

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Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

Honeydew Blueberry Summer Salad

What better way to celebrate summer than with a deliciously-fresh summer salad recipe? This Honeydew Blueberry Summer Salad brings a tasty variety of flavors to your plate for a recipe that is perfect as a snack or a light dessert.

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Honeydew Blueberry Summer Salad

Wholesome Zucchini Casserole

This Wholesome Zucchini Casserole is a great dish for those trying to eat a little healthier while still enjoying a tasty meal. This super simple casserole recipe is fresh and straightforward, bringing you nothing but goodness in each bite.

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Wholesome Zucchini Casserole

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

After you try this Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe, you'll never think of these tasty green morsels the same way again. This Brussels sprouts recipe is made with onions, bacon and balsamic vinegar and takes these veggies to a whole new level.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Vegetables

Knowing how to roast vegetables is a useful skill. And lucky for you, it's really easy. Just chop up your favorite veggies, mix them with oil, salt, pepper, and the spices of your choice, and bake.

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Roasted Vegetables

Terrific Toasted Quinoa Salad

If you're looking for a quinoa salad that everyone will remember, then this is the recipe for you! Say "goodbye," to boring salad side dishes, and say "hello," to Terrific Toasted Quinoa Salad!

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Terrific Toasted Quinoa Salad

Mexican Stuffed Peppers without Rice

Stuffed peppers are a popular dinner item, but sometimes you're just not feeling all that rice. That's where this Mexican-inspired version comes in. In this stuffed peppers recipe, corn, black beans, onion, jalapeno, and a variety of spices replace rice for a more colorful version of the meal you love.

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers without Rice
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