Healthy Affordable Meals Under $2 per plate


Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
(7 Item Recipe)


16 Organic Chicken Tenderloins
2 Cups Organic Quinoa (We buy the bulk quinoa)
1/4 Cup Organic Onion, chopped
1/2 Head of Fresh Organic Broccoli, Steamed
1 Organic Carrot, sliced, steamed


In a small pot cook quinoa according to package instructions, adding 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 cup chopped onions. When quinoa is 1/2 way done start chicken and steamed veggies.  In a large heated pan cook the chicken a couple minutes on each side turning until golden.  While chicken and quinoa are cooking steam one carrot and 1/2 head of broccoli.  All should be done together plate food and enjoy.


This meal comes in at under $2 per plate the meal for four came in at under $10 for a family of 4.  Children tend to eat less pieces of chicken so if you are not preparing the meal for 4 adults then you will be using less and bringing the cost down.  Who ever said healthy foods were expensive?  This meal tends to be way less then fast food for 2 or even store bought pre- made meals.  It is extremely nutritious and delicious and very affordable for all.

Dipping Sauce for Chicken:

I love to make this dipping sauce for chicken.  Take 1/4 Cup olive oil, 1/4 cup minced onion, 1/4 cup lemon juice, Teaspoon of fresh parsley, sea salt and pepper.  Mix up well and serve on the side as a dipping sauce.  I like to put some over top my chicken and my quinoa too.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Paul Green says:

    Super helpful article. We have been following your feed and have saved so much over the past 30 days on our food costs with your affordable meal information. Surprisingly the food has been more nutritious and simply amazing recipes.

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