Forget the myth that healthy eating costs too much and takes too long. If you’re willing to get into the kitchen, you can make quick, inexpensive, nutritious meals every night of the week.
The secret is stocking up on economical shortcuts. Quick-cooking selections, like organic frozen vegetables, canned beans, and whole grains, paired with less-costly protein sources, yield easy, nutrient-rich meals that won’t break the bank.
Ready for some inspiration? Feast on these dinners for lots of flavor and nutrition—and more money in your pocket.
Food writer and nutrition consultant Lisa Turner scavenges local markets for deals and loves finding a great bargain.
Photos by Joe Lavine.