Cheap healthy meals should compliment our daily busy life.
Since we want these meals prepared fast, the recipes we chose should also be affordable and delicious.
We prepare these perfect recipes for those on the go and you will feel good about eating!
Check out this video for delicious and easy to prepare meals.
One mistake I have seen many children and parents make is forgetting to eat breakfast or lunch.
I know you might not always have time to make a full breakfast or you might not like what’s served at school lunch.
But it’s so important to keep yourself fueled during the day.
You’ll have more energy, better concentration, and better performance in class sports, and after-school activities.
So, today I’m going to show you how to make five recipes that each have five ingredients or less.
They’re quick and easy to take on the go and best of all they all cost less than three dollars each.
Cheap Healthy Meals: Easy Breakfast Recipe
First, we’ll start with breakfast.
This is a super easy wrap to make and take on the go. First, mix together equal amounts of peanut butter and vanilla Greek yogurt.
I’m going to do about half a cup of each so we have leftovers spread about a quarter cup of the mixture on your wrap shell.
We have about three more servings ready to go here. I’m going to put the lid on them and we can store this in the refrigerator.
You can use it to make more wraps or cut up an apple and use it as a dip.
Then to finish our wrap add a sliced banana and a few spoonfuls of granola or nuts.
I have some almonds here you only need about two tablespoons of nuts for serving so a bag will last for a while.
Now I can wrap this in tinfoil and go I think that was easy.
This one’s even faster. This is a simple parfait.
First, take some of that Greek yogurt and scoop about 1/3 of a cup into a Tupperware container.
Then add a layer of fruit of your choice like frozen berries.
Put in about half a cup. Then add another third of a cup of yogurt and top with nuts or vanilla.
I’m gonna use my almonds again once again you only need about two tablespoons here to get a serving and it’s done.
Put your lid on and go you can also make a bunch of these in advance so you only have to grab it in the morning and go.
Easy & Delicious Lunch
We’ll use some basic ingredients to make healthy lunches that will give you energy for your school sports and after-school activities.
We’ll use tuna chicken or beans for the protein you can interchange them.
Based on whatever you have available, the first thing we’ll make is a tuna wrap.
This is another great use for the whole-wheat wrap shells. We’ll start by adding a few handfuls of spinach and some tomato slices.
Add tuna from a four and a half ounce can be packed in the water already drained.
Likewise, I’m going to add two tablespoons of Ted Zekey sauce which is kind of like ranch.
Then, add this to the wrap then you can just wrap it up and go and with tuna.
You could also add mustard or about two teaspoons of olive oil and some lemon juice.
If you want Mayo just limit the portion to one tablespoon.
You can also get tuna already candid olive oil and then just drain it. Add lemon juice.
If you don’t have wraps handy you can put the tuna over lettuce and tomatoes and take that in a container with whole wheat crackers on the side.
Wheat Pasta & Chicken
Finally, this is another great one for using up leftovers.
I have leftover whole wheat pasta and chicken.
We can easily combine them with some vegetables and a small portion of heart-healthy fat for a balanced lunch.
Get your Tupperware ready add 1 cup of pasta take a piece of chicken about the size of your hand and cut it up into small pieces.
Then cut up and add a small tomato and about half of the cucumber.
Likewise, you can use vegetables you like and have around the top with 2 tablespoons of Italian dressing.
You can even add two tablespoons of the shredded cheese if you want this one is really good cold.
Making cheap healthy meals should not be hard or time-consuming.
Video reference Johns Hopkins Medicine