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Grilled Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Grilled Vegetables, Black Beans, & Broccoli 

A super easy, quick and healthy dinner! Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated.

I took four chicken breast and covers them with black pepper, granulated garlic, and a little bit of salt. Grilled for about 6-7 minutes each side.

For the vegetables, I just sliced them up big enough so they wouldn’t fall through the grill grate and cooked them until they were tender.

I steamed the broccoli in a pot until tender.

Then I drained and rinsed a can of black beans and cooked in a pot until warm.

You can put whatever seasonings you want on these vegetables but I find the grill gives them a nice smokey flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2.5 cups of fresh broccoli

Nutrients: (2 servings)

Calories: 450

Fats: 12 g

Carbs: 25 g

Proteins: 64 g

 $5 Meal Plan

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Eating Healthy on a Budget 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes $.99 per pound
  • 1 red pepper  $.73 per pepper
  • 4 eggs $1.66 per dozen= $.55 for 4
  • 1 large cucumber $.75 per large cucumber

Total cost= $3.02 for the whole meal, that feeds 2

*Price are based on National Average

Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.  You can make very simple healthy meals for less than a value meal at McDonald’s.

Buying meat at the market that is getting ready to expire is usually sold at a discounted price.  Buying foods like this, then freezing them allows you to use them when money is short.  Buy fresh veggies and not the steamed bags.  Make your own coffee at home instead of going to Starbucks.

Making small changes in your spending can make a huge difference over time