Frugal Foodie: 5 Healthy and Delicious Frugal Recipes

I absolutely love to cook, but it can be hard to find delicious recipes that are not only healthy but frugal. We’ve all tried those “frugal” recipes that taste cheap or flavorless. What a waste of money! The good news is that there are some recipes that meet the trifecta: healthy, delicious, and frugal! Below you will find 5 recipes that I have sampled myself. Try them out and let me know what you think!

  • California Grilled Veggie SandwichesThis is my boyfriend and I’s 7633favorite go-to recipe! It is quick, healthy and cheap. While you can make it any time of the year, it is especially good in the summer and fall when all of these veggies are in season! The sauce is so tasty it can make any carnivore forget they are eating a veggie sandwich. 🙂
  • Beef and Bean Chili Verde: I absolutely love crock pot recipes, but sometimes I don’t have enough time for them. This chili recipe is quick and tasty. It is perfect for those days when you are low on time. I especially love the addition of the salsa, it makes this recipe so much more flavorful!
  • Chicken, Snow Pea, and Cashew Fried RiceStir-frys are the ultimate frugal recipe. They are quick, tasty, and incredibly versatile. This is one of my favorite stir-fry recipes because it is chock-full of veggies and protein. If you want an even more frugal recipe you can remove the cashews and substitute more veggies!
  • Nachos: Ok, so this is probably the least healthy of the bunch, but it is possible to make “healthier” nachos. Make your own tortilla chips or grab some whole-grain ones. Go lighter on the meat and cheese, add some black beans and pile it high with veggies like peppers, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. I also like to compliment it with a little sour cream (or greek yogurt) and some salsa. I have never used the linked recipe, because I usually just wing it, but if you need a guide this looked like a good one.
  • Cinnamon Tortilla Chips: I am a bit of a dessert fanatic. I love chocolate, dairy and pretty much everything on a restaurant dessert menu. I am convinced that being frugal and healthy doesn’t mean that you have to give up dessert, but it may mean that your dessert will look different. This tasty treat is quick and cheap, it is also a great dish that can help you use up some of those extra tortillas in your fridge.

Looking for some more healthy, frugal, and delicious recipes? Check out my new frugal recipe pinterest board! Every week, I will be adding new recipes. Also, check out the 4 healthy and frugal recipes that I featured in another post. These websites feature some great healthy, frugal recipes: Healthy Budget-Friendly Recipes, CheapHealthyGood Blog’s Recipe Index, Frugal Foodie FamilyThe Frugal Chef, or Ten Dollar Dinners. Bon Appetit!

Join the Conversation: What are some of your favorite healthy and delicious frugal recipes?

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Healthy, Frugal, and Delicious Recipes

I absolutely love to cook, but it can be hard to find delicious recipes that are not only healthy but frugal. We’ve all tried those “frugal” recipes that taste cheap or flavorless. What a waste of money! The good news is that there are some recipes that meet the trifecta: healthy, delicious, and frugal.

I originally featured this article back in February and it has grown in popularity. So I decided to re-post the article and add a few more of my favorite frugal, healthy and delicious recipe sites to the bottom. If you know of any good recipes that meet the trifecta or you know of a good site to find recipes like this, please share this by commenting on this post.

Below you will find 4 of my own healthy, frugal, and delicious recipes that I have sampled myself, three of which I make on a regular basis.

  • Duddy Family Spaghetti Recipe: I absolutely LOVE spaghetti and homemade sauce. This is the Spaghetti sauce that my dad used to make for me when I was growing up and I could eat it everyday. It is simple, very flavorful, and easy to adapt to your tastes.
  • Vegetarian Fajita Rice Recipe: I created this recipe myself. I really enjoyed the Mexican rice from the package because it was quick and flavorful, but I wanted to add a few veggies to make it more healthy and add texture. This is a great dish to bring for lunch because it heats up well in the microwave.
  • Veggie Laksa Recipe: I had this tasty soup at my friend’s house last weekend and it is fantastic. It is suprisingly flavorful and rich with very few ingredients. The other 5 ingredient recipes on the page look really good too.
  • Potstickers, Rice and Asparagus: This is one of my favorite summer meals. I get some of the frozen potstickers from Trader Joes and prepare them according to the package. Then I make this Herbed Basmati Rice and Asparagus with Lime and Mint. If you have trouble finding some of the fresh herbs, just leave them out and substitute some of your favorite spices from your spice cabinet. I usually add garlic and crushed red pepper to the asparagus if I can’t find the mint. This meal is quick and surprisingly inexpensive.

Looking for some more healthy, frugal, and delicious recipes? Check out: Healthy Budget-Friendly Recipes, CheapHealthyGood Blog’s Recipe Index, Frugal Foodie Family, The Frugal Chef, or Ten Dollar Dinners.Bon Appetit!

Join the Conversation: What are some of your favorite healthy, frugal, and delicious recipes or recipe sites?

Everyday Frugality: 4 Healthy and Delicious Frugal Recipes

I absolutely love to cook, but it can be hard to find delicious recipes that are not only healthy but frugal. We’ve all tried those “frugal” recipes that taste cheap or flavorless. What a waste of money! The good news is that there are some recipes that meet the trifecta: healthy, delicious, and frugal. Below you will find 4 recipes that I have sampled myself, three of which I make on a regular basis. Try them out and let me know what you think.

  • Duddy Family Spaghetti Recipe: I absolutely LOVE spaghetti and homemade sauce. This is the Spaghetti sauce that my dad used to make for me when I was growing up and I could eat it everyday. It is simple, very flavorful, and easy to adapt to your tastes.
  • Vegetarian Fajita Rice Recipe: I created this recipe myself. I really enjoyed the Mexican rice from the package because it was quick and flavorful, but I wanted to add a few veggies to make it more healthy and add texture. This is a great dish to bring for lunch because it heats up well in the microwave.
  • Veggie Laksa Recipe: I had this tasty soup at my friend’s house last weekend and it is fantastic. It is suprisingly flavorful and rich with very few ingredients. The other 5 ingredient recipes on the page look really good too.
  • Potstickers, Rice and Asparagus: This is one of my favorite summer meals. I get some of the frozen potstickers from Trader Joes and prepare them according to the package. Then I make this Herbed Basmati Rice and Asparagus with Lime and Mint. If you have trouble finding some of the fresh herbs, just leave them out and substitute some of your favorite spices from your spice cabinet. I usually add garlic and crushed red pepper to the asparagus if I can’t find the mint. This meal is quick and surprisingly inexpensive.

I hope that you enjoy these recipes! For more ideas check out: Healthy Budget-Friendly Recipes and the CheapHealthyGood Blog’s Recipe Index. Bon Appetit!

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