Hi, Danielle, here, bringing you 10 Healthy and Cheap Recipes from the Mostly Clean Eats blog. I started my blog to create healthy recipes that were simple to make and didn’t break the bank.
Nobody wants to cook at home, only to spend a ton of money on ingredients they’ll only use once. At that point, why not just eat out? But also eating “cheap” overly processed foods can end up costing us more money in the long run.
Fast food might seem like a cost-efficient option, but not if eating it will cause you to pay for a lifetime of hypertension and diabetes medications. I knew there had to be a happy medium of simple recipes, with a minimal number of ingredients that were also minimally processed.
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10 Cheap, Healthy Gluten Free Recipes
My fiance is Celiac, so all the recipes are gluten-free. A lot of pre-packaged gluten-free ingredients are incredibly expensive, so I set out to create budget-friendly versions of all our favorites minus the gluten.
Lots of recipes on my site are also Paleo and Whole 30 friendly. I have a ton of options for Keto and Vegan dieters as well. Whatever your version of “healthy” is, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something on the blog to meet your needs.
I hope you enjoy this sample of my recipes. If you make any of these healthy & budget-friendly recipes, reach out to me on my Facebook or Instagram. I love connecting with people who try my recipes! Even if you don’t make any feel free to reach out and just say Hi!
Does it get more budget-friendly than two ingredients?! I don’t think so. This 2 Ingredient Salsa Chicken is one of my favorite recipes for meal prep.
You can eat the chicken on its own, use it for quesadillas, and taco night. Turn it into burritos, or toss it over a salad. The possibilities are endless.
It’s Keto/low carb, Paleo, and Whole 30 friendly.
Canned tuna is one of the ultimate budget meals, but this recipe dresses it up a little bit with a few ingredients that pack in the flavor. The carrots and cranberries in this Simple Tuna Salad add just the right amount of sweetness!
Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly.
This recipe is only 5 ingredients! You can feed the whole family for just a few dollars with this Lemon Garlic Chicken Thigh recipe. Serve with rice or a simple salad for a total low budget meal.
Bonus it’s cooked in the instant pot, all in one pan so clean up of this healthy cheap gluten free recipe is a breeze.
It’s Keto, Whole 30, and Paleo friendly.
If you haven’t had Nice Cream yet, you are in for a treat. Literally.
By simply combining frozen bananas and a dairy-free milk of your choice, you end up with a delicious creamy soft serve that is ready to eat right from the blender, no churning, or waiting for it to freeze.
There are lots of flavor combos, but PB Banana Nice Cream, is top of my list! The blog post will tell you how to make endless flavors.
Dairy-Free, Paleo, and Vegan Friendly.
This time of year, zucchini is insanely cheap! Add a few garden favorites and ground meat of choice, is all you need for this healthy budget friendly Turkey Meat Zucchini Boat recipe.
Dinner for the whole family. This healthy cheap gluten-free recipe is super easy to make, in less 20 minutes.
Whole 30, Paleo, Keto Friendly.
This Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole is a reader favorite on the blog and for a good reason. It’s is only five ingredients, super easy to make and delicious!
This time of year, spaghetti squash is extremely affordable. There is a video in this post on how to easily cut the spaghetti squash open with just a fork.
Keto, Whole 30, Paleo friendly.
Quick, easy, cheap, healthy gluten-free breakfast recipe that you can make ahead for the whole week? Yes please!! Look no further than these Easy Breakfast Egg Cups.
You can add any toppings you want. Some of my favorites include everything but the bagel seasoning, ham, cheese, or leftover veggies. This is a perfect way to use up scraps or leftovers.
Depending on the toppings: Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 friendly.
This Cilantro Lime Rice healthy and cheap gluten free recipe is the perfect healthy budget friendly side dish. It’s so simple, all you need is a handful of cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. You’ll never guess how much flavor this side dish packs from those two little ingredients.
I have two versions of this delightful side dish on my blog. One is Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries.
This recipe became so popular that I decided to make a vegan, paleo, and whole 30 friendly version. Those are my Garlic Parsley Carrot Fries.
Both are seriously addicting. Both recipes will give you a healthy side dish for less than a few dollars.
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