Wave goodbye to those same-old, same-old meals and hello to a world of flavor without breaking the bank! These 25 cheap and healthy meals are your ticket to mixing things up in the kitchen, ensuring every meal is not just a feast for your taste buds but also kind to your wallet. Get ready, because boring dinners just got a major upgrade!
1. Vegan Pad Kee Mao
Pad Kee Mao translates to "stir-fried drunkard" in Thai. Pad Kee Mao is a favorite among those seeking a hearty, somewhat sloppy, delicious meal after a night out. But don't worry, you can enjoy this this is a lightning-fast, flavorful noodle bowl that you can make in under 30 minutes any night of the week!
2. Air Fryer Miso Glazed Ginger Salmon
When life is pure chaos, this Air Fryer Miso-Glazed Salmon saves the day as the ultimate lazy dinner in under 30 minutes! Packed with so much flavor, you’ll forget you’re eating healthy - with minimal dishes left behind.
3. Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Spring Rolls
Dive into veggie and protein-packed spring rolls in minutes with simple tips and tricks that'll have you rolling like a pro in no time! These homemade Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls with creamy peanut sauce are a rainbow-colored meal that's full of exciting textures and flavors in every bite - your friends and family will love you for them!
4. Baked Honey Sesame Chicken
Enjoy the delectable blend of crispy diced chicken, perfectly coated in a delightful sweet, savory, and tangy sauce. Discover the ultimate recipe for Baked Honey Sesame Chicken, an irresistible Asian-inspired dish that surpasses takeout!
5. Korean Spicy Braised Tofu
Convert carnivores with the easiest last-minute dinner that'll make your family forget about the meat! This simple Korean Spicy Braised Tofu, or Dubu Jorim, is packed with irresistible flavors and an easy way to eat healthy, even when you just don't have time!
6. Hot and Sour Soup
Make restaurant-quality Hot and Sour Soup right at home! This popular dish is surprisingly easy to cook up..
7. Garlic Terykai Tofu
Make this beginner-friendly, plant-based Garlic Teryaki Tofu for a healthy dinner that will satisfy and delight. It's bursting with umami!
8. Chicken Teriyaki
Make the most mouthwatering and easy Chicken Teriyaki recipe with only 5 ingredients - and in under 30 minutes! The family will wonder why you haven't made this sooner as they lick their plates clean & kiss bottled teriyaki sauce goodbyeeee.
9. Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps with peanut sauce are an easy and versatile meal packed with flavor. The best part - come together in less than 30 minutes and require little cook time thanks to the convenience of rotisserie chicken!
10. Vegan Mee Rebus (Malaysian Noodles)
Names can sometimes be deceptive, and Vegan Mee Rebus (which literally translates to "Boiled Noodles,") is like that! This full-power Malaysian street food classic is SO much less basic than a bowl of plain ol’ boring cooked noodles 😉
11. Japanese Yakitori (Chicken Skewers)
Japanese Yakitori is a grilled chicken recipe served on skewers and glazed in a delicious sweet and savory homemade yakitori sauce. Enjoy chicken yakitori as a quick and easy appetizer, snack, or dinner!
12. Chow Mein
Filled with crispy, tender, stir-fried noodles, juicy chicken, and fresh vegetables in a delicious sweet and savory sauce, this better-than-takeout Chow Mein is a crave-worthy and delicious dinner the whole family will love!
13. Chinese Cold Shredded Chicken
Cold Shredded Chicken is a classic Chinese summer-time dish consisting of juicy chicken, crunchy vegetable slivers, and a refreshing, tangy dressing. This delicious dish will take you only 5 minutes to prepare!
14. Spicy Cucumber Salad
This Din Tai Fung Cumber Salad Recipe is the most refreshing and flavorful copycat side dish you’ll find! The crisp cucumber is lightly salted and dressed with aromatic sesame oil, chili oil, and a hint of sweetness. This dish will transport your tastebuds to the dining room at Din Tai Fung!
15. Vegan Thai Green Curry
This Vegan Thai Green Curry recipe is a fragrant and flavorful one-pan dish that is crammed with wholesome vegetables and tofu simmered in a rich and creamy green sauce! With a mix of mildly spicy, savory, tangy, and umami flavors- this dish will make your senses reel in delight! You can make it in 30 minutes and customize the heck out of it to your liking!
16. Thai Yum Na (Beef Salad)
Thai Beef Salad - Yum Nua - here fragrance and color meet in an explosion of Thai flavor. An intoxicating combination of fresh, crunchy vegetables and juicy steak in a spicy, aromatic dressing that is the essence of Thailand.
17. Korean Chicken Bulgogi BBQ
You'll love this slightly sweet and savory Korean Chicken Bulgogi BBQ. You can grill, broil, or fry - there's no wrong way to prepare this. Perfect for a weeknight dinner!
18. Asian Pork Chops
This Asian Pork Chop Recipe creates an impressive supper by combining tastes that are both savory and sweet. The soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil are marinated in the pork chops to give them a deep taste. After that, they are perfectly cooked on a grill or burner.
19. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)
This easy Korean Glass Noodle Japchae recipe is full of vegetables, lean protein, and features the most amazing sauce! Tasty glass noodles are cooked stir-fry style with tender chicken, fresh vegetables, eggs, and the perfect blend of seasonings for an easy dinner on busy weeknights. Once you try this classic Korean recipe, you’ll fall in love and want to make it every week for a healthy dinner!
20. Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
This Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is full of chicken, broccoli, and carrots, all coated in the easiest sweet and savory sauce. A healthier dinner option that the whole family will love!
21. Instant Pot Chicken Biryani and Rice
Scented fluffy rice absorbed the rich & vibrant flavors of the juicy chicken & aromatic spices. This popular Indian Instant Pot Chicken Biryani and Rice is so tasty & comforting to eat. Quick & easy one pot meal you can make even on a busy night!
22. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
Not the ordinary North American Chinese lemon garlic chicken recipe, but with our easy, healthy, and tasty twists. Tender juicy Instant Pot Lemon Chicken glossed with a caramelized zesty honey lemon garlic glaze. Quick and easy, kids-friendly chicken dinner.
23. Gyeran Bap (Korean Fried Eggs Over Rice)
Gyeran Bap is a classic Korean breakfast of fried eggs served over hot rice. I love to add a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds and a large handful of crushed roasted seaweed. It’s also an extraordinarily delicious and easy dinner for one when you’re in no mood to cook!
24. Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps
Get your veggies for the day with these delicious Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps! Packed in flavor, get ready to prepare this meal in under 30 minutes for a speedy meal!
25. Miso Glazed Eggplants
These delicious Miso Glazed Eggplants melt in your mouth with the most delicious sweet and savory miso glaze. Bonus, this delicious Asian-style recipe is also vegan and gluten-free.
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