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This recipe includes ingredients like Splenda brown sugar and mashed bananas to reduce the amount of sugar and calories. Bring these healthy cookies to your holiday cookie exchange this year!
Healthy eating can be done on a budget and this dinner proves it! Chicken thighs are less expensive than chicken breast and can be a nice change. This makes a tasty, low-carb, budget-friendly meal.
This is another great side dish for the holidays. It’s packed with vegetables and is relatively low in calories.
This Mediterranean fish stew costs a little more than $10 for 4 servings, but it can be a real treat and is great for the chilly winter weather!
Think you don’t like Brussels sprouts? Keep an open mind and try this recipe. Roasting veggies brings out maximum flavor and the mix of balsamic and cranberries is delicious!
Here's a decadent treat to enjoy on special occasions. It even has fresh carrots baked into it!
This is an easy recipe for classic chicken cacciatore. It's perfect for the quick cook looking for a tasty budget-friendly option.
Put a new twist on oatmeal by mixing in a bit of fruit preserves, fresh strawberries and almonds.
Think beyond the usual PB & J for lunch. This egg salad is a tasty option and takes just a few minutes to throw together.
Beans are one of the healthiest carbohydrate sources. They are full of fiber and other nutrients. If you need to eat a gluten-free diet, beans can be a staple in your meal plan.
This budget-friendly Tamale Pie uses turkey to keep the fat in check and is also quick to prepare, delicious and satisfying.
Kale is a superfood that you must try if you haven't already. It's an excellent source of the antioxidants vitamins A, C and K. It's also a great source of potassium and fiber – while also being low in carbohydrate and calories.
This low-carb appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Stuffed mushroom recipes are typically loaded with calories, but the turkey sausage and reduced-fat cheese in this recipe help save calories while still providing bold flavor.
This dish calls for fish and beans – both tasty, lean protein options! Serve it with a green salad or steamed green beans to round out your meal.
If you can't find the assorted mushrooms that this recipe calls for, regular white button mushrooms work just as well.
You can make these baked beans with pinto beans if you prefer them over navy beans.
Serve this dish on a cold winter's day. If you like it spicier, add Louisiana-style hot sauce to taste.
These healthy muffins make a great breakfast or side dish to have with a salad or soup. Freeze them individually for a convenient grab-and-go breakfast.
This budget-friendly recipe comes together quickly for a week night dinner, with the flavors of fall coming from the apples, onions and shredded cabbage!
This hearty stew features butternut squash, a type of winter squash that comes into season during the cooler months of the year. Make this on the weekend and pack the leftovers for lunch during the week.
Roasting vegetables is the best way to bring out their natural sweet flavor. It's easy to do and these three fall veggies make a tasty medley.
This crowd pleaser includes sweet fall apples which balance out the pungent flavor of the gorgonzola cheese. Pair it with roasted chicken, turkey or pork chops.
Cutting butternut squash can be very time consuming. Save time by using pre-packaged squash in this mouthwatering dish. Serve this with a large green salad.
You can buy frozen butternut squash in the freezer section of the grocery store and steam until softened. That will save some time from the roasting process.
Trying to eat more veggies? Here's a great way to incorporate veggies into an everyday dish. Short on time? Use a cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store.
You can make this a vegetarian dish by omitting the sausage and adding extra vegetables like bell peppers, onions and asparagus.
This granola can make a satisfying snack on it's own or your can use it to top yogurt or oatmeal. This recipe uses agave nectar, a popular alternative to sugar or honey. However, you should still count the carbs in agave like any other carbohydrate and keep portions small.
Freeze these bars in individual snack size bags and grab one on your way to the gym to have as a snack after a good workout! Be sure to use canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling which has extra sugar added to it.
What's better during the fall than a warm, tasty soup? This budget-friendly recipe is fairly easy.
You can substitute canned pumpkin in this recipe for pumpkin pancakes and instead of cinnamon use pumpkin pie spice.
This chili is perfect for a fall dinner and it's full of vitamin C, protein and fiber. Feel free to experiment with different beans such as black or Great Northern beans here.
During the fall months, you'll see pumpkin-flavored treats from coffee to doughnuts. Treat yourself to a healthy and delicious pumpkin dish! This oatmeal is perfect on a fall morning.
Spice up all your veggies with our hot ginger dressing!
A lighter twist on an old classic!
You can add any of your favorite pizza toppings to these muffins. Try mushrooms and Italian turkey sausage, onion and Canadian bacon, or red bell pepper and basil. These muffins are a quick, kid-friendly meal for days when time is tight.
Don't waste your money on fast food at lunch. Make this quick wrap instead and you will see that healthy eating does not have to be bland or boring!
Salmon is a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This is a tasty and healthy way to cook it along with some nutrient-rich low carb veggies.
Once these hot pockets are baked, they can be frozen in airtight freezer bags for an easy dinner at a later date.
Using a slow cooker allows you to have dinner ready to go when you get home from a busy day. If you can find smoked paprika, use it in place of the regular paprika to enhance the smoky barbeque flavor of the chicken.
Need a dinner in less than 20 minutes? Here's your answer, it's not fancy but it provides some vegetables and is healthier and cheaper than ordering out.
This chicken dish if full of flavor and is high in fiber with lots veggies and beans.
Serve this vegetarian dish with sliced tomato and fresh mozzarella salad.
Make this quick and delicious homemade lunchable for your child's first day back to school. It will be a treat for them and you know they'll be eating healthy. You could also make one for yourself!
This skillet recipe is quick and easy for nights when you don't have a whole lot of time. Get precut veggies at the grocery store salad bar if possible to save on chopping time.
This tasty salad uses a light tomato-based dressing and is packed with greens and other nutrient-rich veggies. Buy as many of these vegetables as you can precut from your grocer's salad bar to save on prep time.
These wraps are a quick and easy lunch to pack for the work day. Just pack the olive oil and red wine vinegar together in a separate container and add to the wrap right before eating.
Serve this dish with a cup of cold gazpacho soup or with sautéed zucchini seasoned with lemon juice and oregano.
This recipe is a perfect example of how to eat more fresh food and less processed foods. Take advantage of seasonal produce and pair this mouth-watering salsa with pork chops. It would also be great over chicken or served as a salsa with baked tortilla chips.
Make any breakfast a special occasion with our light blueberry pancakes with hot blueberry topping!