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    52 Ingenious Ways To Eat Healthy On A Budget

    For happy wallets and heavy plates.

    Chances are, for these past few months — or years — you've been cooking more than usual. That's why you'll love these smart, realistic, and creative recipes that prove cooking on a budget can actually be satisfying and delicious.

    1. Vegan 3-Bean Chili

    2. Egg Pizza With Scallions

    Pizza with sunny-side-up eggs on it

    3. Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

    Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala with naan on a plate

    4. Taco Pizza

    5. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

    Bacon and Egg Toast on a plate

    6. Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables

    Baked Eggs With Roasted Vegetables in a baking pan

    8. Caprese Grilled Cheese

    Caprese Grilled Cheese halves on a plate

    9. Chicken Noodle Soup

    Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

    10. Dal

    Curried lentils in a bowl with naan

    11. Black Bean Burgers

    Black bean burger with a sesame seed bun

    12. Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

    Three pieces of grilled chicken topped with mozzarella, tomato, basil, and balsamic drizzle

    13. Tuna Melt

    Tuna melt with potato chips on a plate

    14. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken

    15. 20-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

    Kimchi Fried Rice with black sesame seeds in a bowl

    16. Classic Chicken and Avocado Burritos

    17. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

    Rice, fried egg, and avocado in a bowl

    18. Bibimbap

    Rice, shredded veggies, and mushrooms on a plate

    19. Sheet Pan Blackened Tilapia With Veggies

    Sheet Pan Blackened Tilapia With Zucchini in a roasting pan

    21. Creamy Tomato Shells

    Creamy Tomato Shells in a bowl

    22. Chicken Pesto Bowl

    Chicken Pesto Bowl

    23. Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

    Zucchini Corn Quesadillas on paper

    24. One-Pan Pizza Chicken

    One-Pan Pizza Chicken on a plate

    25. Super-Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

    Greek-type salad on a plate

    26. One-Pot Caprese Chicken Pasta

    Caprese Chicken Pasta cooking in a large pan

    27. Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta

    Vegan Creamy Kale Pasta in a bowl

    28. Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    29. One-Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

    Close-up of Bacon Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

    31. Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing

    Chicken and Mandarin Salad With Simple Sesame Dressing in a large bowl

    32. 5-Ingredient Coconut Curry

    5-Ingredient Coconut Curry in a bowl

    33. Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp

    Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp in a bowl

    34. Vegetarian Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

    Close-up of Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro With Shrimp on a fork

    35. Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

    Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

    37. Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

    Turkey tacos

    38. P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    39. Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

    Close-up of Orzo With Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers on a plate

    40. Creamy Pappardelle Al Limone

    Creamy pappardelle in lemon sauce

    41. 5-Ingredient Thai Green Curry

    42. Lemon Parmesan Risotto With Peas

    A bowl of pea risotto

    43. Sausage and Creamy Cajun Orzo Skillet

    A creamy orzo skillet with sausage

    44. Pasta e Ceci (Italian Chickpea Soup)

    Pasta and chickpea soup

    45. 5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

    46. White Bean and Artichoke Basil Toasts

    47. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas

    Poblano and mushroom fajitas

    48. Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

    Spicy Lentil Nachos With 3-Cheese Sauce

    49. Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins

    Close-up of Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins on a rack

    50. Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

    Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce on a plate

    51. Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

    Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Beans on a plate

    52. Grilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup

    Grilled cheese beside a bowl of cream of tomato soup on a wooden board

    This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Jesse Szewczyk, Marie Telling, Melissa Jameson, and  Ailbhe Malone. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.