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Dinners for Less: Cheap, Healthy Recipes

  • Peter Ardito

    Greek Pasta Salad

    This refreshing veggie pasta dish will leave you satisfied without weighing you down. Flavor combinations like grape tomatoes, seedless cucumber, Kalamata olives, and feta will have your mouth — and stomach — smiling. Oh, did we mention it's just $3.34 a serving?

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    Curried Beef with Peas and Grape Tomatoes

    In just 15 minutes, you can whip up this Indian-inspired dish for a protein-packed meal infused with spices. Only $3.71 per serving.

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  • Pumpkin and Chicken Sausage "Risotto"

    Far different from risottos packed with cheese and butter, this recipe will keep your waistline and your wallet in check for only $3.55 a serving. Autumn-esque flavors like pumpkin and sage will please every taste bud.

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    Fettuccine with Shrimp, Garlic, and Broccoli

    The catch of the day doesn't have to cost you a pretty penny. Mix broccoli, shrimp, and pasta for a Mediterranean dish that's sure to please and rings up at only $2.96 a serving.

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    Cauliflower, Lentil, and Chicken Curry

    At $3.72 per serving, you can afford to spice up your dinner! Wake up your dinner crowd with cumin, brown sugar, lime juice, and ginger — you won't regret it.

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    Pork Piccata with Lemon and Capers

    Pack in the protein with this low-cal pork dish at only $2.63 per serving.

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    Smoky Black Bean Soup with Chicken Sausage

    Jazz up soup night with this stay-full bowl of smoky-flavored goodness. It's $2.53 per serving and the leftovers make a perfect lunch the next day.

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  • California Chipotle Chopped Salad

    Skip premade, super-expensive salads. At $2.54 a serving, this recipe will save you a bundle. Combine agave nectar, chipotle chile powder, and lime juice for a fresh take on your greens.

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  • Peter Ardito

    Sizzled Flank Steak with Peppers and Goat Cheese

    Red meat can be healthy! Slice up this sizzling flank steak with onions and peppers for a tasty twist on fajitas at $3.90 per serving.

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  • Skillet Hash with Spinach

    Revise your old take on meat and potatoes. This cheesy dish is $1.32 a serving — and at 355 calories, you can come back for more!

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    Lemony Pasta Salad

    Pucker up! This citrus-infused pasta salad is perfect for parties and only $3.21 a serving.

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  • Peter Ardito

    Black Bean "Nacho" Burgers

    You don't have to skip the burger at the BBQ. This black bean "nacho" burger is about half the calories of its fast-food counterpart, and at $1.13 apiece, it's a steal!

    Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, March 2013.

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