x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

5 simple (and tasty) meals on a budget

9NEWS Nutrition Expert Malena Perdomo offers five simple recipes that are quick and easy for you and your family.

DENVER — Plan simple meal ideas for you and your family that are quick and easy to make.

Here is a simple formula: Pair your easy meal with a protein and a veggie to keep it balanced and eat well on a budget.

Be creative and if you can, donate money to your local food banks.

Meal #1

Macaroni and cheese with steamed broccoli and turkey chili.

Meal #2

Frozen pizzas are great. Start with a cheese pizza and add spinach and mushrooms to add more veggies and pair with a simple green salad.

Credit:

Meal #3

Ramen noodles. You can skip the seasoning packet and add your own spices and herbs. Add a hard-boiled egg, spinach, mushrooms and carrots. Add more spice with jalapeños and sriracha sauce.

Credit:

Meal #4

Baked potato with grated cheese (buy a block of cheese to grate), leftover broccoli and turkey bean chili.

Meal #5

Tortellini pasta with spaghetti sauce and sautéed spinach.

Find Malena Perdomo and her healthy eating ideas on her blog www.malenanutricion.com or FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

RELATED: Using lentils to change your dinner routine

RELATED: To improve your health, eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

SUGGESTED VIDEOSRecipes and DIY

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n 

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.