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Eat well for less


Eating well on a budget varies from home to home. Families with young kids have different challenges than families with older kids. A foodie who loves exploring new restaurants will have priorities that are distinct from someone who just wants a meal in a hurry. Even though every home is unique, we all need options that are delicious, affordable, and shared with the people we care about. Learn how to balance your budget and nutrition goals with tips from our Nutrition & Health Sciences team to make meals at home a bit easier—but still delicious.

Living alone, empty nesters, or barely home

Preparing an affordable and balanced meal can feel overwhelming for people who live on their own, have fewer mouths to feed, or are not home often. Use these tips to make it easier.

Try this recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prep:

Instant Pot® Tasty Pulled Pork

Foodies, who love to eat out

Food costs add up quickly for people who love trying the newest restaurants and trends. Here are some tips to keep the food explorer—we love you—in check.

This recipe is full of flavor, only mildly spicy and is ready in 30 minutes:

shortcut butter chicken
Shortcut Butter Chicken

Households with picky eaters

Dinner can be an unpredictable meal for those with small children—especially when they’re also picky eaters! Here are some tips to help you cut back on food waste and make mealtime a little easier.

This better-for-you recipe steps up your traditional spaghetti and meatballs:

One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Households with hearty appetites

Households with hearty appetites can make it hard to keep the pantry and fridge stocked. Here are some ways to make the most of your budget.

This recipe features a simple way to add some beans into mixed dishes:

slow cooker corn and chicken chili
Slow Cooker Corn and Chicken Chili

Every home is different, but we can all use help making our meals more delicious, convenient, and affordable. If you’re looking for more tips on how to eat on a budget, check out our Budget-Friendly Meal Plans and more tips from our nutrition team.


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