Lose Weight, Not Money with these Budget-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Wrap cooked rice, canned black beans, and cheese in a whole wheat tortilla. Salsa adds flavor without much cost.

Bean and Rice Burritos

Combine canned tuna, diced celery, and onion with a little mayonnaise or yogurt. Serve on whole wheat toast for a cheap, protein-rich lunch.

Tuna Salad on Whole Wheat

Use broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers that are on sale or in season in a rice stir-fry. For a healthy supper, stir-fry with soy sauce over rice.

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice

Mix canned chickpeas with diced tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and olive oil and lemon juice. This salad's protein and fiber content keeps you full.

Chickpea Salad

Eggs are cheap, high-quality protein. Blend with frozen spinach and bake in muffin tins for portable lunches.

Egg and Spinach Frittata

Make sweet potato and lentil soup in a big saucepan with onions and spices. This produces a nutritious, affordable soup.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Spread peanut butter on whole wheat bread and add banana slices. This sandwich is cheap and delivers protein, energy, and healthy fats.

Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches

Decorate a low-fat cottage cheese bowl with seasonal fruits. High in protein and fiber, this combo is cheap and weight-loss-friendly.

Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl

Hummus, lettuce, shredded carrots, and cucumber slices in a whole wheat wrap make homemade veggie wraps. This wrap is filling, refreshing, and affordable.

Homemade Veggie Wraps

Roast spaghetti squash and top with homemade or cheap jarred marinara. A sprinkle of parmesan Parmesan makes a low-calorie, tasty supper.

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

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