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Here's How To Make 21 Healthy Meals For Under $50

Three healthy meals for seven days while staying on budget!

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There's a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive. After coming up with a grocery list and doing some savvy shopping, we came up with 21 healthy meals for under $50. That's three single-serving meals a day for seven days to keep your wallet AND your belly happy!

Here's everything you'll need for the next seven days:

PRODUCE

- 1 sweet potato, $0.49

- 1 Russet potato, $0.36

- 2 lbs frozen broccoli florets, $2.99

- 2 green bell peppers, $1.20

- 10.5oz cherry tomatoes, $2.99

- 1 bunch of carrots, $0.89

- 3 bananas, $0.71

- 2 Fuji apples, $0.79

- 16 oz fresh strawberries, $2.99

- 6 oz fresh blueberries, $3.99

- 1 head romaine lettuce, $1.79

MEAT/EGGS/DAIRY

- 1.25 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts, $2.49

- 32 fl oz unsweetened almond milk, $1.99

- 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar, $2.50

- 8 oz oven-roasted turkey breast, $3.50

- 32 oz non-fat Greek yogurt, $4.99

GRAINS/LEGUMES

- 15 oz all-natural peanut butter, $2.89

- 18 oz old-fashioned rolled oats, $2.99

- 30 oz can of black beans, $1.79

- 1lb uncooked brown rice, $0.99

- 10.4 oz whole wheat tortillas, $2.69

- 20 oz whole wheat bread, $1.99

Check your local supermarket for deals, as prices vary based on location. Our total was $49.79!

This is not a weight-loss program or a recipe guide — it's a way to show the healthy combinations you can make with all the food you’re getting for under $50!

Dinner: Chicken And Veggie Quesadilla

Make a filling quesadilla with whole wheat tortillas, grilled chicken, bell pepper, and cheese! You can pair it with black beans and a dollop of Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.

Dinner: Chicken Burrito Bowl

Throw some chopped grilled chicken breast, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and a dollop of Greek yogurt on some brown rice for a delicious burrito bowl.

Lunch: Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potato

Lunch couldn't be better than a baked potato stuffed with broccoli and cheddar cheese. Try baking your potato at 425ºF for 50 to 60 minutes in the oven.

Dinner: Black Bean And Rice-Stuffed Bell Pepper

Enjoy a yummy meatless dinner with a roasted bell pepper stuffed with brown rice, black beans, tomatoes, and cheese! Try roasting the bell pepper at 400ºF for 30 minutes like we did in our Turkey Taco–Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe.

Dinner: Black Bean And Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potato

Poke a few holes in your sweet potato with a fork and then roast at 400ºF for 45 minutes. When done, fill it with black beans and cheese! Yum!

Lunch: Chicken Burrito

Time for lunch! Wrap some chicken, brown rice, and black beans in a whole wheat tortilla and pair it with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and Greek yogurt on the side.

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