Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan

“Eating healthy is too expensive!”

How often have you heard this from your clients? If the answer is "a lot", you’re not alone. This misconception often comes from all of the hype around expensive “health food” items like collagen, matcha, packaged goods, and fancy ‘superfood’ powders.

The truth? Eating healthy can be simple, affordable, and most of all delicious. It also doesn’t need to contain special ingredients from a health food store.

Today we’re sharing 10 healthy dinners from That Clean Life that cost no more than $4 per serving.

1. Slow Cooker Black Beans & Rice

Cost: $0.98 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to your Client's Meal Plan: Slow Cooker Black Beans & Rice

Not only is this recipe under $1 per serving, but it is packed full of comforting flavors. By combining the beans and rice, it creates a complete protein which is perfect for adding to other items. This dish is perfect on toast or in a tortilla or topped with avocado, yogurt, or fresh herbs.

Click here to add this Slow Cooker Black Beans & Rice to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

2. Spicy Coconut Lentil Soup

Cost: $2.50 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Spicy Coconut Lentil Soup

This cozy and warming soup is packed full of flavor thanks to some simple dried spices that your clients probably already have on hand. Do not underestimate the power of lentils! They may be small, but they are packed full of nutrition, cook easily (no soaking required), and are super affordable. A large bag of dried lentils only costs $4 and can be turned into multiple meals.

Click here to add this Spicy Coconut Lentil Soup to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

3. Rice, Beef & Spinach

Cost: $2.23 per serving Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Rice, Beef & Spinach

Putting simple and delicious recipes on your clients’ meal plans like this one is a great way to remind them that they don’t need to reinvent the wheel in the kitchen to support their health. With just four ingredients, this recipe will keep your clients’ grocery list nice and short. It has a protein, veggie, and carbohydrate to make it a balanced, simple meal.

Click here to add this Rice, Beef & Spinach to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

4. Caribbean Smoked Herring

Cost: $3.75 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Caribbean Smoked Herring

This Caribbean inspired dish contains an underrated ingredient – herring. Herring is considered an oily fish, similar to sardines, and is a great source of omega 3’s. When you want to include more fish in your client’s diet, opt for smaller fish like sardines, anchovies, and herring to keep things affordable.

Click here to add this Caribbean Smoked Herring to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

5. 10 Minute Cabbage Bowl

Cost: $2.29 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: 10 Minute Cabbage Bowl

Not only is this recipe fast, but it requires only three ingredients for a complete meal. If your clients are in a hurry, adding pre-cut items like bagged coleslaw and quick-cooking proteins like eggs to their meal is a great way to meet their needs. This recipe can be customized to add any other vegetables they may have leftover in their fridge too.

Click here to add this 10 Minute Cabbage Bowl to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

6. Lentils, Rapini & Mashed Potatoes

Cost: $2.80 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Lentils, Rapini & Mashed Potatoes

This super simple but comforting meal is a great way to add new vegetables to your client’s meal plan without driving up the cost of their grocery bill. Pair vegetables that are less familiar to them with comfort foods like potatoes and low-cost proteins like lentils or chickpeas.

Click here to add this Lentils, Rapini & Mashed Potatoes to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

7. Scrambled Eggs with Peppers and Kale

Cost: $3.25 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Scrambled Eggs with Peppers and Kale

Breakfast for dinner (otherwise known as brinner) is always a good idea. Not only is this dish easy to whip up, but it’s also wallet-friendly. Incorporating eggs into your clients’ meal plans is a great way to add protein and nutrients like B vitamins and minerals.

Click here to add this Scrambled Eggs with Peppers and Kale to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

8. Chopped Salad Pitas

Cost: $1.79 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Chopped Salad Pitas

Despite coming in at under $2 per serving, this recipe is packed with vegetables, has 10g of fiber and 11g of protein. It is super simple to whip up and relies on chickpeas, which are always an affordable way to bring more protein and fiber into your client's diet without increasing the cost of their grocery bill.

Click here to add this Chopped Salad Pita to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

9. Lemon Butter Penne with Broccoli

Cost: $3.58 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Lemon Butter Penne with Broccoli

This one pot recipe is flavor city with only six ingredients. It’s the perfect solution for clients who don’t like spending much time at all in the kitchen but still packs loads of vitamin C, protein, and fiber to make a balanced meal. When trying to save costs for your clients, rely on staples they already have in their pantry or fridge, like pasta and butter.

Click here to add this Lemon Butter Penne with Broccoli to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

10. Lentil, Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad

Cost: $1.86 per serving

Healthy $4 Dinners to Add to Your Client's Meal Plan: Lentil, Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad

This recipe takes simple veggies and layers in cooked lentils for protein, topped with a delicious dressing that uses tahini as the base. Even though there are only eight ingredients in this salad, it is hearty and filling with the combination of sweet potatoes and lentils.

Click here to add this Lentil, Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.

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