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Food and nutrition / August 05, 2016

5 Healthy Meals That Are Lite On Budget

Eating healthy doesn't have to be as expensive as you think. We've hit the net to find healthy, affordable meals (which also taste great!)


1. Indian sweet potato & dhal pies


Cost: Less than $1.50 per serving. Get the recipe here. 

2. Piri Piri Pork Belly


Cost: Served with a portion of long grain rice and a green salad: Less than $2.60 per serving. 

Get the recipe here. 

3. Bircher Museli


Cost: Less than $2.60 per serving. Get the recipe here. 

4. Greek-Style Roast Fish


Cost: Less than $1.50 per serving. Get the recipe here

5. Moroccan turkey meatballs with citrus couscous


Cost: Less than $2 per serving. Get the recipe here

How To: Eat Healthy On A Budget
  • Plan your meals and write a shopping list - as the saying goes fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Plan your meals in advance and write a list of everything you need before you shop. This can work well when online shopping as you're less likely to buy things on a whim because you see they're on offer on the shelves.
  • Try #MeatlessMondays - meat tends to be the most expensive element of a meal. Try going veggie once a week, check out these protein packed vegetarian recipes
  • Use leftovers - make extra for your evening meals and use your leftovers for lunches. 
  • Be less wasteful - try not to throw away food, leftover veg at the bottom of the fridge can make great soups and casseroles.
  • Get cheap with your cuts - cheaper cuts of meat doesn't mean compromising on flavor! They just need a little more love, so dust off the slow cooker and cook them low and slow for a tasty dinner. 
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Written by Lisa

Coming from being a professional dancer, I transitioned into fitness because I couldn't stay still! In addition to partner management at MoveUSA, I teach fitness classes throughout NYC and spend my time eating, sleeping and breathing fitness! When not thinking about fitness, I'm taking a business course at FIT NYC. What keeps me motivated? Wanting to live the healthiest life possible and de-stress the natural way ;)

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