When you're trying to stick to a budget, meal planning and cooking at home can help you save some serious cash. In this 7-day meal plan, recipes use cheap and easy-to-find ingredients to create delicious dinners for less than $3 per serving. With Americans spending, on average, $7,023 (or 12.5 percent of income) to feed a family of four annually, making more budget-friendly meals is key to cutting down on total food costs.
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Create your own 1,500-calorie day with these healthy, satisfying meals to help you lose weight.
Most people will lose weight on a daily diet of 1,500 calories, which is the total calorie count for all the food pictured here.
Eating clean doesn't have to be complicated or cumbersome. This 1-day meal plan is a perfect example of just how deliciously simple clean-eating can be. These daily eats are free of additives and foods with long ingredient lists and full of real foods like fresh vegetables, dairy and whole grains. Quick, clean and satisfying, this wholesome meal plan sets you up for a healthy and successful day.
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As the cooler weather of fall sets in, we start to crave hearty dishes like shepherd's pie, creamy pasta and steaming bowls of soup. In this week's meal plan, we selected 7-cozy dinners that will warm you up and satisfy your soul, without going overboard on calories. The dinners in this meal plan include lots of nutrient-packed veggies, naturally low in calories and high in fiber, to keep the meals filling.
Vibrant-green and fiery-orange produce dominate in this week's "superfood" meal plan. We chose recipes that use fresh, fall superfoods you can easily find at your local grocery store for an affordable price, like Brussels sprouts, collard greens, golden beets, and butternut squash.
In this week's meal plan, we've lightened-up classic comfort foods and created healthier alternatives that are just as delicious as the original. Enjoy warming meals such as Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew, Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes and Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms. Full of flavor, these 7 low-calorie comfort-food dinners hit the spot without going overboard on calories and salt.
This week's meal plan features the food we should all be getting more of—vegetables! Packed with colorful produce, these recipes make eating vegetables easy and delicious. Enjoy a variety of goodies from the garden, like eggplant, bell peppers, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs and more.
Visit the Eat More Veg Challenge page for more veggie-packed recipes.