Low Cost Healthy Meals For Breakfast And Lunch

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Want to know how to prepare low cost healthy meals? It's not as hard as you may think

“Delicious, low calorie, high protein, healthy AND affordable” - is that combination possible? Yes! Eating healthy and hitting your goals doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. What does it mean to eat healthy? A diet rich in fibre, fruit, veg, lean meats, and low amounts of highly processed food. All of these recipes tick all these boxes, and best of all, they’re affordable too!


🥘Meal 1: Lean omelette and PB toast


Totals = 407 calories. 37g protein. C= 23. F= 17.5

Price: £1.58 for the meal


  • Chop the onion and pepper
  • In a non-stick pan, sautee the onion and pepper until the onion is slightly translucent
  • While those are sauteing, mix together the egg whites and two whole eggs until combined
  • Pour your egg mix into the pan and stir so the veg is evenly distributed.
  • Cover and cook!
  • Pop the bread in the toaster and when ready spread your peanut butter over it
  • Season the omelette with salt and pepper

Serve and enjoy! This peanut butter omelette combo might sound strange, but it really works!

🍓Meal 2: Superfood Greek yoghurt bowl

Totals = 382 calories. 34g protein. C24/ F21

Price: £2.19 for the meal

Method (easiest recipe ever!):

  • Chop the strawberries
  • Place the Greek yoghurt in a bowl
  • Cover with toppings
  • Enjoy!


🍲Meal 3: Mexican Sausage & Beans


Totals = 391 calories. 31 Protein. C36/ F12

Price: £1.87 per serving


  • Boil the kettle
  • Place the frozen broccoli in a pan and cover with water. Cook on med-high heat for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  • In another pan cook the sausages in, cook thoroughly until sausages are piping hot throughout and juices run clear (approx 10 minutes on medium heat).
  • Drain your beans and give them a rinse until the water runs clear
  • When the broccoli is cooked, drain most of the water,  leaving behind enough to cover the bottom of the pan
  • Put your beans in with the broccoli
  • Add a handful of spinach
  • Cover with the Mexican seasoning, and stir so everything is covered
  • Cover with a lid, and leave to cook for about 5 minutes - stirring occasionally
  • When the sausages are finished cooking, cut them into bite sized pieces and mix them into your beans & veggies
  • Simmer until the sauce is at your desired consistency - add more water to make it runny, cook off the water if you want a thicker mix
  • Enjoy this hearty & healthy bowl!

Rebecca Nolan

Rebecca Nolan

Rebecca is an MNU Certified Nutritionist and founder of @tea.to.triceps. From new mums, to competitive athletes, she is passionate about making evidence-based nutrition accessible to everyone.