Healthy Meals On A Budget 2

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In true WIAW fashion, I plan to cover a day’s worth of eats today. I wanted to cover another round of low cost, healthy meals for you, too! No new recipes, but I’ll show you how affordable some other delicious recipes are instead!

Healthy Meals On A Budget

Homemade Egg McMuffin for $0.86

Skip the drive-thru! You can make an even more delicious Egg McMuffin to take on the go from home – and still save money in your wallet.

One whole wheat English muffin = $0.42
One whole egg = $0.14
2 slice ham = $0.22
One tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese = $0.08
Total Cost = $0.86

Chef Salad for $1.34

This is a chicken salad on spinach with veggies! Unpictured is a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese I used as dressing. Price is for one serving, picture shows two.

4 oz shredded chicken = $0.50
1.5 cup (approx 1.5 oz) spinach = $0.29
1/4 cup chopped carrots = $0.04
1/4 cup chickpeas = $0.10
1 radish = $0.07
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese = $0.34
Total Cost = $1.34

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole for $2.41

I’ve made this spaghetti squash casserole several times before, but never priced it out. I do believe it is cheaper to make in the fall, since squash is generally cheaper and in season. The squash I bought to make this particular one was on sale for $0.77/lb, and I bought a 2 pound squash. The recipe differs slightly from the original. The price is for one serving, the whole recipe makes four servings.

Spaghetti squash = $0.39
93/7 ground turkey = $1.05
2 cups (2 oz.) spinach = $0.38
2 roma tomatoes = $0.30
1/2 cup (approx 3 oz) red onion = $0.15
1 whole egg = $0.14

Total Cost Per Serving = $2.41

Snacks for under $1.00

Homemade crockpot applesauce = $0.40
Veggies and Laughing Cow = $0.47
Homemade chips (12) and salsa = $0.20

A full day of eats for under $6.00.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a decent lunch eating out for that price!

Learn how to save more money with these food prep and meal planning tips.

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