Low Cost Healthy Meals For Dinner

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Looking for inspiration for low cost healthy meals? Look no further!

Tired of the same old hum-drum meals for dinner? Want to cook healthier meals but don't want to over spend? I've put together some recipes to inspire and tickle your taste buds, enjoy!

🍔Meal 1: Nutrient Burger

Calories: 347. P40.

Price: £1.82 per serving


  • Prepare your veg ahead of time; sautee your onion and pepper together (add seasonings if you like). Leave to sautee on a low heat while you cook the rest of your meal.
  • In a non-stick pan, cook the burger on a medium heat until brown on one slide, flip and cook the other side until piping hot
  • Grate the cheese
  • Pop the sandwich thin in the toaster if you want to heat it up slightly
  • Assemble!
  • On one half of the burger thin, place your burger. Put your cheese on top, some of the sauteed veg mix, and some lettuce.
  • On the side, put some shredded iceberg lettuce and the remainder of your onion & pepper mix and enjoy!

🥢Meal 2: One Pan Lean Stir Fry

315 calories. 31g protein .

Price: £3.21 per serving


  • Drain and rinse the noodles
  • Over medium heat in a non-stick pan, cook your frozen veg mix until it is hot but before it begins to brown
  • In a bowl, mix together the beef mince and half the sauce
  • Add the lean beef mince to the veggies, distribute evenly and cover with a lid
  • After 3-4 minutes, stir the mix to cook the rest of the beef and add the remainder of the sauce
  • Let this simmer uncovered until most of the liquids have cooked off
  • Add the noodles and stir it all together
  • Simmer until the noodles are hot and the sauce is your desired consistency
  • Plate up with a side of spinach with salt sprinkled on top (you can also cook the spinach into the stir fry if you like!)

🥗Meal 3: Supergreen chicken & roasted veggies

Calories: 408. P41.

Price:  £2.94 per serving


  • Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
  • Chop your butternut squash into thumb sized chunks
  • Add the squash and frozen broccoli
  • Cook both the squash and broccoli in boiling water for ~ 5 minutes (you can skip this, but I find they roast better if you do this)
  • Chop the onion into chunks, and get the tomatoes ready
  • Assemble all the veg on a large baking tray, and spray with oil
  • Place the chicken breast in a small roasting dish. Cut open the crumb sachet and sprinkle evenly all over the chicken breasts.
  • In another shelf in the oven, place the veg
  • Cook chicken & veggies for 25-30 minutes, until the veg is turning golden brown and juices of the chicken run clear

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.