10 Healthy Dinners for About $10
Make 10 healthy family dinners for about $10 each with these recipes from Food Network Kitchens.
10 Healthy Dinners for About $10
Even on a budget, it's still possible to put a healthy (and delicious) dinner on the table every night. These 10 dishes from Food Network Kitchens feed a family of four for about $10 per meal. (The least-expensive dinner totals $8.36 and the top-priced one is $11.24; most are in between.) The lineup includes something for everyone: Chicken, pork, beef and seafood are all on the menu, as well as two vegetarian main dishes (one of which is gluten-free). Each dinner includes vegetables, so you can be sure you're getting a well-rounded meal, and any rice, pasta or bread that's used is whole-grain.
Roast Chicken and Vegetables
This healthy and easy take on a Sunday roast involves nothing complicated at all: Just roast potatoes, carrots, celery and onion (tossed with a little olive oil) on a baking sheet, and then place the chicken breasts on top to cook.
Get the Recipe: Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Borrow a few favorite antipasto ingredients — like artichoke hearts, olives, soppressata and mozzarella — to fill out a simple tomato sauce for whole-grain penne.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole
Corn tortillas form the layers of this meatless casserole, which is filled with vegetables (tomato and spinach, plus a little salsa verde) and sprinkled with two kinds of cheese.
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Breaded Pork Chops with Apple-Cabbage Slaw
Inspired by fried pork chops and applesauce, this healthier dinner includes baked pork chops breaded with whole-wheat panko, plus a crunchy slaw of apples and cabbage. The finishing touch is a sour cream and Dijon mustard sauce.
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Bacon and Broccoli Rice Bowl
Far more fun and colorful than the usual drab rice bowl, this dinner pairs brown rice with chopped bacon, a hard-boiled egg, and a good helping of broccoli and carrots.
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Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato
In this smarter spin on a meat and potatoes meal, the potato (in this case, a beta carotene-rich sweet potato) takes center stage and is topped with an easy ground beef filling. For a quick vegetable side, serve a simple salad of shredded carrots and cilantro.
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Bean, Kale and Egg Stew
For a vegetarian dinner that's rich in protein, try this bean and kale stew topped with a fried egg. On the side: Enjoy a slice of whole-grain toast topped with melted cheddar cheese.
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Chicken, Pepper and Corn Stir-Fry
This 30-minute dinner quickly brings together a delicious combination of meat (boneless chicken thighs) and colorful veggies (red bell peppers and frozen corn). You can cook the meal in a wok or a nonstick skillet.
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Spicy Fish and Olive Spaghetti
Get a healthy portion of protein and fiber by cooking pieces of tilapia in an easy garlic and tomato sauce and then tossing them with whole-grain spaghetti.
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Quinoa with Chicken and Lentils
Use leftover rotisserie chicken to round out this flavorful dinner that incorporates quinoa (a good source of plant protein), green beans and browned onions. Then garnish with almonds and spoon a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.
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