20 Healthy Dinner Recipes under $3

Most of us want the same things: a super healthy and delicious dinner that doesn’t cost us a fortune to make. Give our recipes a try, each recipe, each is designed to be packed full of nutrition without sacrificing taste or health. As a bonus these meals cost less than $3 per serving. These cheap and healthy recipes are easy on your wallet and waistline. They will make you feel wonderful about feeding your family!


1. Chicken Noodles

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Makes: 6 servings


9 ounces rotini pasta

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup sweet corns

4 large thinly sliced carrots

1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets

1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed

4 tablespoons heavy cream

½ cup chopped fresh basil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


In a large pan, add water and salt and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.

Add pasta and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.

Remove the pan from heat and take the pasta into a strainer.

Drain the pasta well.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet, sauté sweet corns, carrots and broccoli on medium heat for about 2 t0 3 minutes.

Add chicken and for about 12 minutes until chicken is tender.

Add cream, basil and cooked pasta and mix till well combined.

Season with the salt and pepper.

Top with cheese.

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