Tight Budget Healthy Dinner, Mexican or Italian

70 mins (prep 10, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
2 servings
This is basically just a very simple and plain chili/casserole. I made this meal for under 8.00 (i already had the seasonings in my pantry) and it made 2 good sized adult portions. Nothing fancy but definitly answers yes to the question of, "can a person still eat good,healthy, non -processed food for cheap?" I always get store brand organic meat or the meat offered that has no hormones, antibiotics, etc... . Some stores even have their own line of organic canned goods to really keep this price low. I have even made this without the meat and just subbed a small container of fresh mushrooms and it was still really good. BE SURE to use the liquid from both the beans and the tomatoes; it gives it more flavor and better texture. Hope it works for you.

Categories:  for-1-or-2 , <-4-hours , low-carb , one-dish-meal , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , low-calorie , easy , main-dish , meat , number-of-servings , inexpensive ,
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Serving Size (29.77 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 21.56 Calories from Fat 8.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.99g 3.06%
Saturated Fat 0.53g 5.27%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.59mg 1.73%
Sodium 61.68mg 5.14%
Total Carbohydrate 2.89g 1.92%
Dietary Fiber 0.68 g 5.43%
Sugars 0.17 g %
Protein 0.83g 3.3%
Vitamin A 424.53IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 16.83mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper