Surely you've heard it before: healthy food isn't cheap and cheap food isn't healthy. While this can be true in many instances, any savvy chef will argue that there are PLENTY of recipes out there that will keep your pocket fat, your lifestyle healthy and your stomach full. As proof, here are 17 of our favorite healthy dishes that can be made for under $10.

Maple Chili-Glazed Pork Medallions
Maple Chili-Glazed Pork Medallions
Try this super simple recipe to satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings without breaking the bank. Ground chipotle peppers, chili powder, and salt lay the spicy foundation, while a sweet maple syrup and cider vinegar glaze add a balanced sweetness. The pork medallions themselves only contain 180 calories per serving, so feel free to get creative with the seasonal veggies you decide to serve on the side. Maple Chili-Glazed Pork Medallions Recipe
Ginger Turkey Stir-Fry
Ginger Turkey Stir-Fry
You already know turkey is super lean (and super cheap) and you’ve likely already substituted the famous fowl for proteins in burgers and bacon with great success. Now we’re asking you to step a little further out of the box and sub turkey into your stir-fry. Trust us, the sauce you’ll be preparing for this meal is good enough to transform your turkey into a delectable asian dish you'll thank yourself for making. Ginger Turkey Stir-Fry Recipe
Easy Pasta Primavera
Easy Pasta Primavera
A common misconception is that you can’t eat pasta while maintaining a healthy diet. While it is true that many pasta dishes contain rich sauces and cheeses that are loaded with calories and fat, there is a way around such pitfalls as long as you know what you’re doing. Consider this easy pasta primavera recipe exhibit A in that argument. Easy Pasta Primavera Recipe
Beef And Black Bean Chili Recipe
Beef And Black Bean Chili Recipe
Sometimes a healthy dinner on the cheap takes a little bit of forethought. Set aside about 20 minutes for prep work either the night before or the morning of. Then, simply add the ingredients to the slow cooker about 8 hours before you’d like to eat. Your home will smell delicious for days and the leftovers will be a sure hit in a pinch later on. Beef And Black Bean Chili Recipe
Vegetarian Gumbo
Vegetarian Gumbo
For all of our vegetarian friends, this gumbo is for you (although you certainly don’t have to be vegetarian to try this delicious dish in your home). Cajun seasoning gives this dish a bold pop of flavor and the wide array of veggies will give you the nutrients and energy you need to take on any challenge. Vegetarian Gumbo Recipe
Potato And Broccoli Casserole
Potato And Broccoli Casserole
You can put this stunning casserole together in your home for about $10 in total ingredients. Plus, you’re bound to have leftovers with the added benefit that it’s far healthier that anything you can get in fast food for $10. Tip: Use low fat cheese to help lighten the dish. Potato And Broccoli Casserole Recipe
Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato
Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato
Finally, a meat and potatoes recipe that is cheap AND healthy. Sweet potatoes have fewer calories than regular potatoes, plus they contain a large amount of vitamin A. The ground beef filling is extremely easy to make (and super cheap) so you’ll have no excuse to keep this recipe off your most frequented list. Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe
Antipasti Penne
Antipasti Penne
The key here is whole grain penne noodles. Yeah, they might cost a little more than regular penne, but honestly the difference in price is negligible compared to the difference it makes in your health. Plus, you can still pull it off for under $10, so what more do you want? Antipasti Penne Recipe
Broccoli With Black Bean Garlic Sauce
Broccoli With Black Bean Garlic Sauce
This one is low carb AND low cal. It’s also perfect for those nights when you’re looking to go meatless. Broccoli is filling enough on its own, and the addition of sesame seeds and rice wine vinegar really elevate this common vegetable to new heights. Broccoli With Black Bean Garlic Sauce Recipe
Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps
Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps
If you strive to cook cheap yet flavorful meals, this one's a champion of taste. The great thing about fajitas is that they’re almost impossible to mess up since you can literally put whatever ingredients you want into it. These fajita-ranch chicken wraps are a great beginner recipe to base your future fajitas on though. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps
Grilled Pork And Pineapple
Grilled Pork And Pineapple
Pork is a lean and readily available meat. This grilled pork and pineapple recipe is well balanced and provides plenty of bold flavor with the orange marmalade glaze. The best part? It’s only about 300 calories per serving. Grilled Pork And Pineapple Recipe
Italian Bean Soup
Italian Bean Soup
This soup is perfect for those cold rainy days or harsh winter nights. You definitely won’t have to worry about price for this one (all the ingredients are dirt cheap) so we recommend you go nuts and make enough to save for later. Italian Bean Soup Recipe
Pan-Seared Fish Tacos
Pan-Seared Fish Tacos
Who doesn’t love a great fish taco? This simple recipe brings the best of the U.S. West Coast to your kitchen, and you won’t be getting rid of it anytime soon. With a killer sauce and healthy fats from fresh avocados, you won’t believe this dish is actually healthy for you. Pan-Seared Fish Tacos Recipe
Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders and Sweet Potatoes
Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders and Sweet Potatoes
This is another recipe that you won’t mind preparing a bit in advance. The key here is to allow the marinade to coat the chicken overnight to make sure you incorporate all of the honey chipotle flavors possible into your final product. Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders Recipe
Whole Wheat Pesto Cheese Pizza
Whole Wheat Pesto Cheese Pizza
Healthy pizza!? Yeah, you read that right. Pesto cheese pizza might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to you, your wallet or your swimsuit. A crispy and deliciously filling whole wheat crust and the skim ricotta cheese will make all the difference. Whole Wheat Pesto Cheese Pizza Recipe
Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas
Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas
Hearty black bean quesadillas are great because they’re cheap and healthy (obviously), but also because they’re perfect for the busy bees of the world who think they don’t have time to cook. If you’ve got 15 minutes, you can whip up a batch of these vegetarian quesadillas that will last you the rest of the week. Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe
Simple Southwest Chicken Skillet
Simple Southwest Chicken Skillet
Think southwest stir-fry. It’s got all of the simplicity (and generally the same techniques) you’ve come to expect from stir-fry, but with the bold southwest flavor you love. Simple Southwest Chicken Skillet Recipe
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