If you have a limited budget, wanting to stay healthy and eat with fresh products can be troublesome sometimes. However, we have prepared a list of the best family-friendly, healthy and affordable dinner recipes to help you out! With these amazing recipes, you don’t need to think about what should you cook every day. Besides that, we also added the ingredients into recipes so that you will feel comfortable while buying groceries. Let’s start!
Quick Chicken Hummus Bowl
You’ll love the healthy chicken and hummus salad bowl, fun and healthy dinner recipe to make on a budget. It can be put together in just 10 minutes and meets your 5 needs a day.
100g pomegranate seeds
½ red onion, finely sliced
2 tbsp toasted almonds
1 small lemon, zested and juiced
200g pouch cooked mixed grains
150g baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 small avocado, halved and sliced
1cooked chicken breast, sliced at an angle
How to make :
First, start with mixing 2 tbsp of the hummus with half the lemon juice. After that, graze the lemon and add enough water to the mixture. Squeeze the grain pouch to separate the grains, then divide between two shallow bowls and toss through the bowl. Put each bowl with a handful of the washed spinach and squeeze the remaining lemon juice over the avocado halves, then add one half to each bowl. Divide the chicken, pomegranate seeds, onion, almonds, and remaining hummus between the two bowls and gently mix everything together just before eating.
Veggie yaki udon
You should try Veggie yaki udon, which brings a different interpretation to yaki udon, a delicious and practical Japanese dish that takes just 25 minutes to make and cost an affordable price, and most importantly really healthy with its fat and calories to boot.
3 spring onions, sliced
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ tbsp mild curry powder
4 tsp low-salt soy sauce
300g ready-to-cook udon noodles
1 tbsp pickled sushi ginger, chopped, plus 2 tbsp of the brine
1½ tbsp sesame oil
1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
70g baby corn, halved
2 baby pak choi, quartered
How to make:
First, take the oil into a pan and let it heat on the stove. In the meantime, add the chopped onions into the frying oil and fry for 5 minutes. Add the mangetout, corn, pak choi and spring onions, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the garlic, curry powder, and soy sauce and cook for another minute. As the last step, add the Udon noodles with the ginger and reserved brine and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of hot water until the noodles are warm. Divide among bowls and serve.
Sweet Potato & Chicken Curry
Chicken is both nutritious and reasonably priced, so you can easily make dishes that often contain chicken. This recipe will appeal to both your taste buds and your budget. Let’s start.
500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
4 skinless chicken thigh fillets, each cut into large chunks
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
2 tbsp rogan josh curry paste
2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
How to make:
Let’s start with the sweet potatoes first. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling salted water for 5-7 minutes until they are soft, then drain them well. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet, then add the chicken and onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the chicken is browned and browned. Stir in the Kori paste, cook for 1 minute, add the tomatoes, then cook for another minute. After that, Pour in 100 ml of boiling water and mix them well. Cook it for another 5 minutes, add the spinach, then cook for 2 minutes until wilted. Finally, put all of them into a bowl and serve with rice and naan bread.