Ten Healthy Recipes for Under $1 a Serving

Rising food costs getting you down? Are you looking for ways to save money on food?

Casual Kitchen is here to help. Today I bring you a small collection of ten of the least expensive recipes in CK's entire history. Enjoy these delicious, cheap and healthy meals!

And while you're at it, enjoy two of Casual Kitchen's other collections of laughably easy and laughably cheap recipes! You can find the links at the bottom of this post.


1) Hilariously Easy Slow Cooker Bean Stew

The easiest recipe in this entire blog. Serves 4-5 generously at a cost of just 50-60c per serving.

2) Roasted Garden Barley

At a gloriously low cost of just 40c a serving, this humble recipe serves 5-6 as a main course, and as many as eight for a side dish.

3) Shaksouka

For a total cost less than three bucks, this easy and intriguingly spiced recipe generously feeds three.

4) Easy Tomato Curry

Healthy, easy, delicious... and just 95c a serving. One of our favorite recipes from last month's Recipe-A-Day trial.

5) Fresh Garden Pasta with Chickpeas and Garlic Oil

It might not be the easiest recipe on this list, but at 70c a serving, this interesting pasta dish will be worth your while.

6) Black Bean and Giant White Corn Posole

Barely 85c per serving for a strikingly different take on black beans. Takes only about 35 minutes to make too.

7) Savory Baked Chickpeas and Garlic

Weighing in at a laughably cheap 91c per serving, this recipe takes just a few minutes of prep work to make.

8) Spicy Mote and Chicken Stew

Yet another top favorite from our recent Recipe-A-Day trial, this healthy (and delicious!) recipe costs less than 60c a serving.

9) Coconut Curry with Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas

Packed with protein and a wide range of nutrients at just 97c a serving.

10) Garden Gumbo

This hearty recipe comes from way back in CK's archives and it costs about 80c per serving. From Jay Solomon's amazing book Vegetarian Soup Cuisine: 125 Soups and Stews from Around the World, one of our foundational cookbooks.

Finally, here are two more great sources of cheap, easy and healthy recipes:

The Top 25 Laughably Cheap Recipes at Casual Kitchen
MORE! Top 25 Laughably Cheap Recipes at Casual Kitchen

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