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14 Fast And Relatively Inexpensive Meals You Can Cook At Home

Fill your belly while keeping your wallet happy.

1. Peruvian Shrimp

Gift yourself some real flavor with this recipe for Peruvian shrimp. Serve with rice, and voilà! It's an international trip for much less than a plane ticket. Here's the recipe.

2. White Pizza With Homemade Pesto

Beth / Via budgetbytes.com

This bad boy is about 56 cents a slice (So, ~$5 for the whole pizza.) And it tastes great. Not bad! Get the recipe here.

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3. Quick Cauliflower Soup

Via justataste.com

This soup only requires three ingredients and only takes about 15 minutes. Finnish off with salt and pepper, then go ahead and serve with your own favorite toppings. Here's the recipe.

4. Roasted Veggie, Chickpea, and Pesto Quinoa Salad

Via ambitiouskitchen.com

If you want to speed this recipe up a bit, use store-bought pesto instead of making your own. Get the recipe here.

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5. Veggie Breakfast Scramble

Start the day off right with this veggie-inspired breakfast scramble that'll cost you less than $5 when you really break it down! Check out the recipe here.

6. Mango Salsa Chicken

Via lecremedelacrumb.com

Healthy and flavorful with just a few ingredients, this mango salsa is a breeze and is friendly on your wallet. Get the recipe here.

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7. Veggie Hummus Wraps

Via maebells.com

This recipe uses grilled zucchini, but you can really use any veggies you have on hand. And if you don't have time to fire up the grill, sautéing on the stove works just as well. Here's the recipe.

8. The Ultimate Taco Bowl

Though meat can get pricey, you can usually find pretty affordable ground turkey, chicken, and beef, which makes these tacos a great option for a quick, inexpensive meal. Get the recipe here.

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9. Green Curry

This tasty meal only requires five main ingredients, plus a few extras if you're feelin' fancy. (Plus, chances are you've probably already got some rice on hand in your cabinets.) Get the curry recipe here.

10. Creamy Tomato Shells

Via pinchofyum.com

This is a great back-pocket recipe to have when you're hungry but need something quick. But this recipe is more than just any basic pasta dish; the cashews really add a certain...mmm...je ne sais quoi! Get the lowdown here.

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11. Mediterranean Chicken Panini

This sandwich, made with lemon and garlic split-pea hummus, is a quick way to up your sandwich game. Get the recipe here.

12. Chicken Enchiladas

You can probably make this hearty meal with things you already have stowed away in your cupboards. Break 'em out for an easy, flavorful dinner of chicken enchilads. Get the recipe here.

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13. Pan-Roasted Vegetables

Eat your veggies! These easy pan-roasted vegetables make the perfect side, yet they're certainly enough to stand on their own! Here's the recipe.

14. Chile Lime Salad

Via smittenkitchen.com

Yes, you heard us. Chili. Lime. Salad. This fruity, spicy, Mexican-inspired salad only requires 15 minutes and five ingredients (plus a couple of spices) to put together. Here's the recipe for ya.

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