Save money and eat healthy with these cheap and healthy inflation-proof dinner ideas!
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Inflation is really high right now. Food prices are ridiculous.
So last week I shared with my email list some really powerful ways to deal with inflation – and still eat healthy.
If you aren’t part of that list – YOU SHOULD BE. We call it the 1-Min Email because it takes 1-minute to read every week, but it is jammed with ways to help you save money and eat healthy.
So last week while talking about inflation, I shared how I currently have a list of 10 meals that I rotate through. We are in a really busy season of life. I don’t have a lot of time to cook, but I want to make good homemade food for my family. And I want to manage my stress well.
So I keep it simple.
I chose 10 very budget-friendly real-food meals that my family likes and we rotate through them.
I’ll also add that 2-3 nights a week are leftover nights or MYO (Make Your Own) dinner nights. This cuts down on food waste, teaches all of my boys – I have 3 sons and a husband – independence, gives them experience in the kitchen, and helps me.
Cheap & Healthy Inflation-Proof Dinners
Well. I did not realize how interested people are in knowing what those meals are. So I’m sharing them here today. If you’re a 1-Min Email subscriber, you already got this list (plus a ton of other things no one else on the internet gets to see).
But I am gonna share them today because I think this information is especially relevant and helpful.
These are MY family’s top 10 meals. They will not work for everyone. Maybe where you live, some of these ingredients are not as budget-friendly as they are for me. But they are all solid, delicious real food dinners I can rely on.
Here are my CURRENT top 10 budget-friendly real food meals.
Cheap & Healthy Meals for Inflation
Here are 10 cheap and healthy meals to help you save money, eat healthy, and deal with inflation and rising food costs.
Frugal, easy, healthy filling for tacos, nachos, burritos, taquitos & more. It takes 5 minutes to mix up in your slow cooker or instant pot!
Instant Pot Turmeric-Spiced Chicken Recipe
A simple, creamy, flavorful Instant Pot chicken dish infused with turmeric and ready to serve over rice and veggies!
Easy Fried Rice Recipe to Use up Leftovers
Need an easy dinner idea for those days when you just can’t?! This Veggie Fried Rice dish will help you waste less food and spend…
Need an easy, budget-friendly, real food dinner? Burrito bowls are an allergy-friendly, plant-based pantry meal that even helps you reduce food waste (who doesn’t love taco leftovers?!).
This quick, frugal dinner is loaded with the good stuff – vegetables, pasta, chicken (or steak!) – and you can use 1 chicken breast to feed up to 6 people!
An authentic, frugal, hearty, ground beef staple that uses a few ingredients and costs pennies per serving. Picadillo is also gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 approved!
This started as a way to use up leftover potatoes, but potato nachos quickly became one of my new favorite easy dinners. Enjoy!
Vegan Turmeric Lentil Instant Pot Soup Recipe
A simple, plant-based, budget-friendly soup recipe you can make out of staples from your pantry and freezer!
If you’re a frugal cook, you need a Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe. Easy to adapt to any eating-style: vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free. And it’s loaded with inexpensive but flavorful ingredients. Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Freezer instructions included!
Check out this list of 40+ cheap, healthy breakfast ideas!
I hope this list helps you during record-breaking inflation.