Mini Meat Loaves, Green Beans, and Potatoes
Serve the turmeric- and ginger-infused grilled chicken on a bed of basmati rice included in the price estimate to round out the meal. Low fat Greek yogurt or calorie Yoplait yogurt? Thanks for the help. I was getting Hungary for good old fashioned hamburger casserole. True, potatoes are high in carbs, but they are three times as filling as a slice of white bread, and top all the foods on the same satiety index as oranges. They are pretty cool, and I will be adding to this collection as well.
Light Chocolate Chunk Cookies. At only 59 calories, you may not expect much from an orange, but thanks to a hefty dose of fiber, it ranks highest among fruits on a list of 38 filling foods put together by Australian researchers. Feeling full can help you eat less throughout the day. Blood Orange and Duck Confit Salad. True, potatoes are high in carbs, but they are three times as filling as a slice of white bread, and top all the foods on the same satiety index as oranges. Plus, potatoes are also rich in Resistant Starch, which helps your body burn fat.
Nut lovers don't have to stick to almonds. These tiny bites pack the same heart-healthy fatty acids that quell hunger hormones and burn belly fat. One study found that swapping healthy unsaturated ones like those found in nuts for saturated fats helped overweight people lose weight without reducing calorie intake or upping their exercise. Plus, at only 95 calories for more than 80 nuts, you can enjoy them guilt free. One-half cup of these fiber-packed beans contains almost 4 grams of fat-blasting Resistant Starch , a healthy carb that boosts metabolism.
Fresh goat cheese and feta contain a fatty acid that helps you feel full and burn more fat. Look for cheeses labeled "grass-fed," as those will have the highest content of this healthy fat. The same fatty acid is found in milk, and milk's proteins can keep you feeling satisfied.
The added calcium may also help; in one study, women burned more fat and calories when they had 1, to 1, milligrams of calcium per day. Very Chocolate Milk Shake.
Also known as chickpeas, these slimming beans pack more than 2 grams of Resistant Starch per half-cup serving.
They're also a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Pancetta and Chickpea Soup. This starchy side makes a slimming complement to a low-cal meal by adding some satisfying fiber and nearly 2 grams of Resistant Starch in just a half-cup serving.
Spicy Sausage, Barley, and Mushroom Stew. Another diet-friendly whole grain, quinoa is rich in hunger-fighting protein. You'll stay full longer on fewer calories and avoid overeating at other meals. Toasted Quinoa With Chiles and Corn. A half cup of cooked plantains packs almost 3 grams of Resistant Starch , a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
Hot peppers get their spicy kick from a compound called capsaicin. And the same compound is responsible for heating up your insides, causing your body to burn extra calories.
Eat it raw, cooked, dried, or in powdered form. And when in doubt, throw some cayenne or hot sauce onto your meal! One serving of collard greens boasts your entire daily recommended amount of vitamins A and K, along with 7.
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Black beans A cup of black beans packs a whopping 15 grams of satisfying protein and doesn't contain any of the saturated fat found in other protein sources, like red meat.
Oats Oats are rich in fiber, so a serving can help you feel full throughout the day. Avocados There's no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they're the right fats. Salmon Lean sources of protein help you feel full without adding fat. Blueberries Best known for their anti-aging effects, blueberries, while tiny, are a powerful figure-friendly eat: Broccoli Cooked or raw, this cruciferous veggie is well-known for its cancer-preventing powers, but with a punch of filling fiber in less than 30 calories a serving, it's bound to prevent weight problems too.
Brown rice Brown rice is a heartier, fiber-packed alternative to less-than-super white rice. Wine Resveratrol , the famed antioxidant found in grape skin, stops fat storage. Grapefruit Even if you changed nothing else about your diet, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week!
Kidney beans One of several varieties of beans to make the list, red beans offer protein and fiber more than 5 grams per serving! Almonds Nuts are another superfood rich in healthy fats that help you slim down. Green tea This steamy sip hydrates like water, which can help fill you up and shed pounds. Lentils Lentils are a great source of satiating protein and fiber. Eggs Eggs get a bad rap when it comes to weight loss. Dark chocolate Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
Oranges At only 59 calories, you may not expect much from an orange, but thanks to a hefty dose of fiber, it ranks highest among fruits on a list of 38 filling foods put together by Australian researchers. Potatoes True, potatoes are high in carbs, but they are three times as filling as a slice of white bread, and top all the foods on the same satiety index as oranges.
Pine nuts Nut lovers don't have to stick to almonds. White beans One-half cup of these fiber-packed beans contains almost 4 grams of fat-blasting Resistant Starch , a healthy carb that boosts metabolism. Cheese Fresh goat cheese and feta contain a fatty acid that helps you feel full and burn more fat. Low-fat milk The same fatty acid is found in milk, and milk's proteins can keep you feeling satisfied.
Garbanzo beans Also known as chickpeas, these slimming beans pack more than 2 grams of Resistant Starch per half-cup serving. Pearl barley This starchy side makes a slimming complement to a low-cal meal by adding some satisfying fiber and nearly 2 grams of Resistant Starch in just a half-cup serving.
This pasta proves that healthy vegetarian recipes can be satisfying! The secret is in the sauce: It's made with low-cost cashews for an ultra-creamy texture.
Low in fat just 6 grams per portion! Almost couldn't be easier. Because it's breaded with whole wheat panko and baked instead of fried, this eggplant Parm is calories slimmer than its classic Italian counterpart. Keep your healthy streak going by grabbing a couple zucchini at the store to spiralize, toss with the rest of the marinara, and serve under the baked eggplant.
A shift in the slow cooker can make any cut of meat more succulent and flavorful. In this set-and-forget recipe, budget-friendly chicken thighs are stewed with a few sweet and spicy ingredients for a delicious gluten-free dinner.
Not here, and you won't even miss it. A combination of mushrooms, lentils, and walnuts makes these veggie burgers meaty and protein-rich. For a few cents more, add a whole wheat bun to serve this healthy vegetarian recipe as a sandwich. This cheap and healthy meal is light on the pocketbook and heavy on the satisfaction. With 49 grams of muscle-building protein, this minute meal will keep you full for hours.
Instead of refried beans, this flavorful Mexican entree calls for a tasty and creamy cauliflower puree to act as the "glue" for the steamed veggie toppings.
If you're hungry and have leftovers handy, feel free to toss on some chicken or shrimp, too. Just 20 minutes is all you need to pull off our all-in-one chicken and pasta dinner. The combination of veggies, angel hair pasta, and high-protein chicken covers all the bases at dinnertime. Dive into our cheesy quesadillas for your next Mexican night. They're filled with good-for-you veggies, plus cilantro and lime to heighten the fresh Mexican flavor without adding excess calories.
Make it an entree by adding your favorite protein. With this cheap healthy recipe, we grant you permission to eat cranberry sauce year-round! Perfect to pack for lunch or as a light, summery dinner recipe, this main-dish salad explodes with fresh flavor. Heart-healthy tuna and fiber-rich beans join with peppery greens, fresh herbs, and a citrusy dressing for a healthy salad recipe that's a cheap easy meal.
Whitefish is a lean source of protein that's mild in flavor, and it easily complements stronger flavors like the chili powder, garlic, and lime in these tostadas. Even with our homemade chili-lime cream, this dinner recipe rings in at just calories for two tostadas! Noodles made of nutritious zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots combine with silky Alfredo and savory basil pesto sauces for a "pasta" dinner that's actually healthy! Chicken and more veggies keep calories low and protein high with 26 grams per serving.
That's up to you. No matter when you eat this healthy meal in a bowl, it's a cheap and easy recipe under calories. Start planning your next chili night! Add everything to the slow cooker, and come home to a healthy dinner loaded with veggies and 8 grams of fiber.
Sticking to healthy meals on a budget often means skipping restaurant fare. With this restaurant remake, you can enjoy dining-out flavor while saving money and calories. Not only does our healthy pasta recipe ring in at under calories per serving, but it also requires just 20 minutes of prep. Make it a family dinner recipe by adding more or less chili powder to suit your kids' tastes. Spiced and seasoned veggies—grilled to bring out their natural sweetness—star in our fajita dinner recipe.
You can find the produce year-round, so enjoy the healthy recipe anytime you seek a cheap dinner. A meatless sandwich that's also a cheap and easy meal. Oh yeah, it's also loaded with fiber and protein thanks to garbanzo beans. Whole wheat noodles, no-salt-added canned tomatoes, and shrimp make this delicious meal surprisingly low-cal. Use frozen shrimp instead of fresh to cut the cost of seafood.
When it comes to cheap easy dinners, it's hard to beat this protein-packed vegetarian soup recipe. A hint of Cajun seasoning gives the healthy dinner its bold flavor. Enjoy a light supper with this simple meal that's loaded with protein and veggies—you'll feel satisfied even with smaller portions. Plus, you'll definitely save money dining in rather than out at a Mexican hot spot.
A high-fiber, high-flavor soup recipe is the perfect fuel on a chilly night. The addition of salsa verde and a good dose of cumin give this budget meal unique Mexican flavor.
Whip up a delicious Mediterranean salad in 20 minutes with a few simple ingredients, including chicken, feta cheese, olives, and tomatoes. It's the epitome of easy, healthy dinner recipes. Gnocchi, a traditional Italian dumpling, joins sweet corn, arugula, and a plethora of savory seasonings to make one delicious dinner that you'd never guess is budget-friendly.
The addition of veggies to the dish adds extra nutrients to this healthy vegetarian recipe. Make expensive meats go further with some help from additional protein-rich ingredients, such as tender French lentils.