9 favourite Healthy Mummy dinners on a budget (under $2 per serve)

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Looking to feed the family dinner on a tight budget? Then look no further! The Healthy Mummy has you covered with over 6000 recipes on the app and lots of those are also budget-friendly to help out everyone who is struggling to keep up with the weekly food bill at the moment.

Discover how Fiona made 232 snacks for just over $70 thanks to her top meal prep tip!

Budget meal plan

The Healthy Mummy Budget Meal Plan contains lots of COST-EFFECTIVE and DELICIOUS recipes to save you money on the weekly grocery bill.

We have even worked out the exact cost of each recipe on the Ultimate Budget Meal Plan using current supermarket prices and all recipes are under $2.50 per serve!

9 Healthy Mummy dinners on a budget (under $2 per serve)

These recipes are all very popular on The Healthy Mummy app and all cost just $2 per serve ( a couple are just slightly over!). Pretty great value we think!

We know how much you love the Healthy Mummy pasta recipes so here are a few more to choose from.

Check out our The Healthy Mummy top 22 recipes of all time.

Stovetop Beef Lasagne $2.01 per serve

If you want to save time on making a family-friendly beef lasagne, this stovetop beef lasagne recipe is perfect.

The whole thing is cooked on the stovetop which means you don’t even need to turn the oven on.

Beef Lasagne Recipe

Zucchini and Bacon Slice – $1.71 per serve

This Healthy Zucchini Slice recipe is delicious and will be a winner with all family members, including the kids.

Quick and healthy zucchini slice recipe

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs $1.71 per serve

Slow-cooked, delicious, and full of hidden veggies. If you’re looking for a healthy dinner to feed the kids, then you HAVE to try this porcupine meatballs recipe!

Porcupine Meatballs

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken $1.84 per serve

Healthy slow cooked Asian chicken

Packed with lean protein and delicate Asian flavours, this delicious recipe uses 3 kilos of chicken and will provide 3 containers of Asian Chicken with each container serving 5.

You can either bulk cook this recipe to use with rice and broccoli OR use the left over Asian Chicken for Satay Chicken Noodles and Asian Rice Paper Rolls in the Healthy Mummy App!

Slow Cooked Asian Chicken

Easy fried rice $1.05 per serve

Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with vibrant flavours, this fried rice recipe will have you and your family coming back for seconds.

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Beef nachos $2.04 per serve

Slow Cooker Beef Nachos

Got a lot of mouths to feed? This is a delicious slow cooker beef nachos recipe that is a large batch meal from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. You can easily prepare this recipe for your next family get-together.

Slow Cooker Beef Nachos Recipe

Bolognese Bake $1.56 per serve

If your family loves the classic spag bol, then they will go nuts for this delicious Budget Family Friendly Bolognese Bake from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Budget Family Friendly Bolognese Bake Recipe

Sticky Chicken & Fried Rice Tray Bake – $2.09 per serve

The Asian-inspired chicken thigh recipe ‘all-in-one’ tray bake dish is just like a Chinese takeaway,  all in one pot!

This recipe is a perfect ‘fakeaway’ meal for the weekend or midweek without all the calories or cost. It just takes 15 minutes to prepare and cooks in under an hour.

Sticky Chicken and Fried Rice Recipe

Sausage and Veggie Pasta Bake $2.09 per serve

Here’s a recipe that is family friendly comfort food at its best – pasta bake and sausages! With the veggies well hidden, you’ll be getting high fives all round from the whole family.

Pasta Bake Recipe | Sausage Pasta Bake Recipe

Did your favourite meal make the top dinners on a budget list? Don’t forget to let us know your favourite recipe in The Healthy Mummy Community. We always love to hear your feedback!

Read more great budget recipe ideas:

15 FAKEAWAY recipes

The Healthy Mummy top 22 recipes of all time

Family Meals on a BUDGET: 10 Dinners under $3 per serve!


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