Top 7 Picks: Budget-Friendly Meals

In this season of life when a lot has taken a turn for the weird, the economic climate has shifted as well. No matter your situation, many of us are being a little more cautious about how much we are spending, so I wanted to share some healthy recipes that are easy on the bank account! A budget-friendly meal can still be incredibly delicious, as proven by the recipes below.

I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with some fellow food bloggers on this recipe round-up, to bring you all kinds of delicious, healthy and budget-friendly recipes to make both your taste buds and your wallets smile 🙂

Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker Recipe)

A personal favorite that is so darn easy to make! This chili has a perfect balance of sweet and spicy that makes it incredibly delightful. Packed with beans and veggies, this meal includes lots of nutrients for not a lot of pennies 😉

Winter Grain Bowls with Fire Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Jamie has a knack for drool-worthy food combinations and gorgeous photography. Get your hands on this balanced meal at the link above! Find her blog at So Happy You Liked It and follow her on Instagram at @sohappyyoulikedit!

Kale & White Bean Soup

Soups are an incredible way to stretch your dollar with veggies, beans, broth and spices! Maddie has whipped up a stellar recipe packed with those ingredients. Find her blog at Maddie Augustin and follow her on Instagram at @maddieaugustin!

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Mmmmm chicken tacos are delicious enough alone, and now in a soup?! Sign me up! Taylor has whipped up a tasty concoction here. Find her blog at Greens ‘n’ Chocolate and follow her on Instagram at @greensnchocolate!

5-Ingredient Coconut Curry Chicken Salad

This is another favorite from my recipe stash that is protein-packed, so easy to make and kind on the wallet! Pro tip: when you are purchasing chicken to cook in the slow cooker, purchase frozen chicken breasts to save you some $ and it works just as well as fresh chicken!

Coconut Chicken Curry

You guys, can you ever really have enough curry? Here’s another curry chicken dish to hit the spot, from Desiree! Find her blog at Dishin’ Up With Des and follow her on Instagram at @dishinupwithdes!

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Bake

The combo of canned and fresh ingredients in this recipe makes it simple to prepare AND light on the budget! Kathleen crafted a tasty, easy, budget-friendly and healthy meal here – so many wins! Find her blog at Kathleen’s Cravings and follow her on Instagram at @kathleenscravings!