I need cheap, healthy food ideas to make at home

Hey all… i need to use my money more efficiently. That includes food. I still tend to eat take out a bit, but not as much as I used to. 

Sometimes I’ll cook chicken/ some meat and veggies at night and will eat leftovers all week. I do oatmeal quite a bit for breakfast (although this week was bagels and coffee with very little time in the morning.)

I eat a lot of eggs and salad at night. I used to eat pb & j’s (or pb, banana and honey)  a lot but that’s a ton of sugar. 

Or a chicken breast sandwich with tomato and mayo.

And I’ve done protein shakes, though I just ran out of powder. 

Just reaching out to get some ideas of easy healthy things I can eat at home instead of eating out. 

It may be that I have to up my commitment and plan ahead better so I already have the right food home and time to prepare. 


11 thoughts on “I need cheap, healthy food ideas to make at home

  1. Crock pot shredded chicken or beef. Have made both recently. Yum. Very versatile. I tend to just bulk cook any type of protein I have a taste for at the moment, and use it to fix in salads.


  2. I think you’re doing just fine already with oatmeal, eggs, and salads. I have to cook when I have the kids, which means I go into complete lazy mode when I don’t and either go out or eat stuff that requires minimal prep, like yogurt, eggs, salads, and steamed veggies.

    I always have an almond milk smoothie with protein powder for breakfast.

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  3. Soups. Quick, easy and healthy if you just throw lots of veggies (add a large potato for extra creaminess) into some low sodium stock, boil for thirty minutes or so, season with salt/pepper/herbs etc and blitz with a stick blender. Portion it out, and have a bowl of that with a healthy-choice sandwich or salad, follow up with some fruit or a yogurt, and voila! Lunch.

    I would also second the crock pot option. You can prepare it in the morning before you start work, let it do it’s thing all day, and have a fresh hot dinner that evening, with plenty of leftovers. Make a couple of different things per week and freeze extra portions so you can have a choice of dinners if you want it on days you don’t cook.

    Also, try these for breakfast: These are SO delicious, really easy to make, and healthy-ish too! I make them often. if you do make them, instead of greasing the tray with coconut oil as suggested, crumple a sheet of parchment paper, soak it under cold water and wring it out, and use that to line the tray. Makes lifting out the squares so much easier 🙂

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