Looking for Healthy, Affordable Meals? We’ve Got You Covered!

When parents talk about the stress of parenthood, two of the issues that are brought up most frequently are  (1.) helping kids develop healthy eating habits and (2.) trying to keep kid-related expenses in check. These two major issues converge at the grocery store as parents work hard to select food that’s both healthy and affordable. If you’re in the market for some healthy meal options that won't break the bank, check out the ideas below!

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Breakfast for dinner

When you’re looking for a well-loved, affordable meal, nothing beats breakfast for dinner. For under ten dollars for a family of four you can offer your kiddos scrambled eggs, pancakes, sliced fruit, and either bacon or sausage.

Roasted chicken and veggies

Again, for under $10, you can provide your family a delicious meal that high in nutrition and well loved by kiddo and grown-up’s alike. All you’ll need for this meal to be a hit is a whole chicken, a few potatoes, some carrots, and the spices and seasonings of your choice.

Loaded sweet potato

A loaded sweet potato offers up all kinds of nutritious goodness. To prepare, simply bake your sweet potato, slice it, and add a fried egg and a few avocado slices before sprinkling with some salt and pepper.

Chicken nuggets and tots

Chicken nuggets are one of the most universally loved-by-kids food. They can also be surprisingly affordable. For a meal that’s as healthy as it is delicious, enjoy some veggie infused Kidfresh chicken nuggets. Toss some cauliflower tots on the plate and you’re good to go!

Spinach lasagna bake

Many casseroles have the power to serve as a healthy, filling, and affordable meals that often come with leftovers. This meal is big on taste but friendly on your wallet and can be prepared either with meat or as a vegetarian dish.

PB+J plus fruit

When the day’s been long, the bank account is running low, and the kiddos seem to be picker than ever, nothing beats a classic PB&J. Add a side of fruit, or put the fruit (strawberries or raspberries especially) right onto the sandwich! Not only do most kiddos enjoy eating this lunch-box classic- they’re also getting tons of healthy protein as they dine.

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Looking for Healthy, Affordable Meals? We’ve Got You Covered!

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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