5 Low-Cost Healthy Diet Recipes

by RobertKeith

Low-Cost Healthy Diet Recipes That People Like To Follow Religously

Anyone who’s ever struggled to make ends meet knows that it can be difficult to eat a healthy diet on a small budget, but it’s not impossible! Here are 5 nutritious recipes that can liven up your diet without breaking the bank and free you from a monotonous barrage of beans and rice!

Banana Pancakes
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Start your day off right with this eggless pancake recipe. Delightfully sweet and astonishingly cheap, this recipe can make about a dozen pancakes for around $3.

Banana Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Start your day off right with this eggless pancake recipe. Delightfully sweet and astonishingly cheap, this recipe can make about a dozen pancakes for around $3.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 5 bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of milk

In one bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and brown sugar.

In another bowl, mash 3 of your bananas and then add your milk and vanilla. Add your dry mixture to your banana mixture, stirring with a spoon until you have a relatively smooth batter. Don’t overwork your batter!

Slice your remaining 2 bananas to place in the skillet with your batter.

Cook your pancakes in a skillet over medium heat until both sides are golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup!

Kale and White Bean Salad

Perfect for alkaline diets, this salad is versatile and quick to throw together. Simply toss together kale, white beans, and tahini (all great alkaline snacking ideas on their own) to create a refreshing and flavorful salad that can quickly become the highlight of your afternoon! Looking to liven up your tahini dressing? Try mixing your tahini with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic and onion powder to really put it over the top. Remember, a salad with such versatile bases as kale and beans can be infinitely customized! So don’t be afraid to mix things up and imbue this dish with whatever flavors you’re craving!


Fancy Italian dishes with luxurious names are not just for overpriced restaurant excursions, they can be staples in your own kitchen! All you need to make a risotto is a broth and a grain. While most of us know risotto as a rice dish, don’t be afraid to sub the traditional arborio rice out for different grains such as barley, farro, brown rice, and even sunflower seeds.

Your grain to broth ratio should be 1:5, for example, you should go through about 5 cups of broth (typically chicken or vegetable) for every 1 cup of farro.

Your first course of action should be to toast your grains for about 10 minutes, or until it starts to give off a nutty aroma.

In a pot or large saucepan, saute onion and 2-3 cloves of garlic in butter. Add your toasted grains and a ½ cup of broth to your onion and garlic over medium heat. Stir the risotto occasionally, adding broth when the liquid levels in the pot or saucepan are low.

After about 20 minutes, feel free to add vegetables, bacon, ham, or any other additions you may be craving! When you’ve gone through all your broth and your grains are cooked, season with salt and pepper, and top with feta or ricotta.

Caramelized Bananas

This incredibly indulgent dessert only requires 3 ingredients, 10 minutes, and $0.70 to make your evening one to remember.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Start by peeling your banana and splitting them in half lengthwise so you have pieces that can lay flat in a pan. Set aside.


Melt your butter over medium-high heat. Once your butter is melted, add in your sugar. Don’t stir just yet! Let the sugar melt into your butter. Once your sugar is melted, give the mixture a stir to smooth everything out.

Lay your bananas flat in your Carmel and let them cook until they turn brown. Flip and do the same. It should take 2-3 minutes for each side.


This yogurt drink originates in India and is incredibly low effort. All you need is a greek yogurt and sweet or savory additions to flavor the lassi. Blend it all together using water to thin as needed, and voila! Try mango, papaya, honey, and cardamom, or even serrano chiles and cilantro.

Happy eating!


Elizabeth is a renowned leader in the space of Health and Mental Wellness topics. Her work has appeared on more than a dozen influential sites and blogs. Her articles both focus on providing valuable information and an entertaining read that her readers enjoy. More about her work on - ELIZABETHMARKS.me

Updated: 09/16/2020, RobertKeith
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