Cheap, Fast, And Healthy Dinners

Save money, time, and calories.

Simple Pesto Pasta

Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz

A quick and inexpensive weeknight dinner doesn’t have to come from the drive-through. With just a few staple recipes, you can get a healthy dinner on the table without too much fuss–and fast! It’s easier than you think.

Roast Chicken
Whether you roast a chicken yourself or pick it up at the store, it’s always a good deal. Plus, you can use the leftovers in plenty of delicious dinners.

Roast Chicken with Rosemary

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Pasta and Sauce
Pasta is a great quick-dinner solution. Change up that usual noodles-and-sauce combo with one of these quick and fresh pasta dishes. Just add some inexpensive meats or veggies for an easy meal everyone will love.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Fresh Veggies
What could be healthier than a dinner filled with fresh veggies? Whether you stick to what’s fresh and seasonal in the produce aisle or get great-tasting vegetables from the freezer section, they’re simple and quick to make.

Roasted vegetable Orzo

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Chicken and Turkey Breast
A staple of quick cooking, chicken breast is so easy and versatile, you might forget how healthy it is. Looking for a different (and even less-expensive) option? Try turkey breast cutlets.

Braised Balsamic Chicken

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Ground Beef and Ground Turkey
A bit of ground beef is always economical, and if you grab ground turkey, which is always low in fat, it’s pretty healthy, too. Plus, it’s so quick to make!

Speedy Spaghetti

Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz