When you’re feeding a family often, it can be difficult to find something for everyone and on a budget. Don’t worry: We have done the number crunching and the menu planning for you! From a zesty chicken on Monday to a twist on the baked potato bar on Friday, these recipes are healthy, crowd-pleasing and doable for under $20 a meal. Here, 5 affordable recipes to try this week.
*All prices were calculated based on HEB‘s online prices
There is a reason we say ‘winner winner chicken dinner’! These chicken thighs are crispy, tender and will please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve with some steamed cilantro rice and black beans to round out the meal. Pro-tip: chicken thighs always cost less than chicken breasts (plus, they’re more forgiving if you accidentally overcook them!)
Canned tomatoes are a great pantry item to have on hand for speedy, delicious, affordable dinners. This BLT soup does the trick with crispy bacon croutons and a swirl of your favorite store bought pesto (you can also turn any leftover herbs or greens into a quick pesto and save the money!).
This creamy, crispy-edged crowd pleaser is not only family-friendly, it’s easy on the grocery bill, too! Add on some roasted broccolini and you have a full meal that everyone will love.
These easy sliders come together with only a few ingredients. It is worth it to splurge for the Hawaiian rolls here—the squishy buns are so addictive. Serve with a simple green salad on the side and this easy recipe is perfect for the end of the week when you’re running out of cooking steam! Pro-tip: Assemble the sliders in the morning, then pop them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake when you get home from work!
These twice-baked taco bowls are made with sweet potatoes, a vegetable rich in fiber and antioxidants. Let your family top their own with a crunchy slaw, avocado, sour cream or cilantro! Don’t forget to serve with your favorite Mexican cerveza (you deserve it!).