CHEAP HEALTHY MEALS UNDER $3! Healthy & Affordable Recipes! Cooking With Liv Ep.21

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hey everyone and welcome back to my
channel and welcome it to a new video in
today’s video I’m making some cheap
healthy meals because I know sometimes
it can seem like it’s expensive to eat
healthy but i’m here to show you that
it’s not expensive to eat healthy you
can totally do it affordably so i will
have everything like broken down in the
description box below but everything is
less than three dollars per meal and i
also want to say i didn’t include things
like salt cuz i assume like people just
have salt at their house so i didn’t
include things like that if you guys
enjoy this video and you want to see
more like affordable cheat meals like an
URL is broken down by price or like less
than three or less than five dollars
something like that or like a week’s
worth for like a certain amount i can
totally do that as well just let me know
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yeah let’s get into the video so we’re
starting off by making a stuffed sweet
potato so i’m taking my sweet potato and
after pricking it with a fork i am
wrapping it in some aluminum foil and
we’re going to be baking that in the
oven at 400 fahrenheit for about an hour
and these are great because they’re
filled with vitamins and minerals and
lots of beta-carotene then i’m going to
be sauteing some spinach which is full
of iron and magnesium and it’s a great
way to get a little bit of greens in and
then once your sweet potato was done
remove it from the oven and I’m cutting
it open and be careful there will be
lots of steam it will be hot I’m mashing
the size of it with a fork just to
loosen up this new potato and adding in
a little bit of ghee which is a great
medium chain triglycerides fat which
actually helps
in fata steal a little bit of pink salt
you guys know I love my pink felt
because it’s alkaline and I’m topping
that with a little bit of the sauteed
spinach you can go as much as as little
as you want with this and then I’m
adding in it some chopped pecans I
really liked the crunch that this give
and the nutty flavor also reminds me of
Thanksgiving especially with the
cranberries but you can do whatever kind
of met that you like here and this came
to two hours in two cents is a great
filling lunch or dinner it’s warm and
you can totally customize whatever nut
discretes if you like next up we’re
making some of the lack of bean taquitos
so I’m starting off with one green onion
and I’m going to be chopping that up
into fine at pieces and then we’re going
to be taking one cup of black beans and
adding in our green onions into either a
food processor or a blender whatever you
have that’s strong enough to blend it
and I adding in one clove of garlic that
you could also use relic powder that’s
what you have then I’m taking some
coordinate tortillas that they’re
gluten-free but you don’t have to get
gluten-free but make sure you do get the
small ones and I’m spreading our black
bean mixture and then we’re going to be
rolling it up and be careful not to put
too much or too little in them because
you want to be able to roll it nice and
small so just put that in the middle and
roll it as tightly as you can and then
we’re going to be cooking that in a
medium pan until they’re brown on all
sides and they’re kind of warmed through
while those are cooking you can make
this side kale salad so I’m using a
bunch of kale along with the juice of
half of a 11 and then I’m going to be
adding on a little bit of olive oil and
pink salt which helps to break down the
kale and make it less bitter and kind of
just massage it a bit and that will be
our nice little kale salad that will go
along with our taquitos so this came to
a dollar a deeper was serving at less
than two dollars it’s nice and warm
you’ve got the corn tortillas but the
black beans but also some kale salad to
get those koreans in and lastly we’re
making some coconut lentils i love this
recipe and it’s really Hardy too so I’m
using 1 cup of red lentils and you’re
going to rinse x two to three times
basically until when you rinse it the
water becomes clear and this removes
part of the starch and it also
lentils more easily digestible so you’re
not going to get bloated or any kind of
stomach cramping I’m adding in one time
of coconut milk which is going to give
us a nice creamy texture as well which I
love and you’re going to bring that to a
boil and then once it’s boiling turn it
down to medium heat and the kind of
simmer until all the liquid is on kind
of took about 15 minutes and I’m pairing
that with some esteemed broccoli but you
can do whatever vegetable that you enjoy
but something green would be good and
this came into a dollar in ninety cents
so less than two dollars really
affordable and really yummy okay guys so
thanks for watching if you enjoyed it
don’t forget to give us that good ol
thumbs up and what’s the question baby
today the question will be what did you
eat for dinner last night oh I know what
you ate for dinner so I can get some
inspiration and I will see you guys in
my next video bye guys


  1. HEY EVERYONE! Thank you for watching my video ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoyed!
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  2. very nice recepie ….there is a request regarding the audio quality, can it be a little louder ..thanku

  3. Definitely going to try the sweet potato recipe. I ate bangers and mash for dinner lastnight, I know, so very healthy ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Love the video! can you do a video on how to make cookie dough? I made some the other day and it was terrible

  5. A week's worth of cheap, healthy food would be so helpful! Especially from you, because you have some amazing recipes! That baked sweet potato looks amazing! I'm doing whole 30, and this is totally perfect for that! Thank you for yet another great video! Happy Saturday!

  6. What would you recommend for someone about to get surgery for their mouth and will only be able to eat soft foods? I don't want to have to resort to kraft dinner, pudding and mashed potatoes because I know it will just make me sick

  7. I would love more healthy affordable recipes! Also affordable heathy meal prep ideas? Some meals definitely store better than others!

  8. homeade grilled chicken salad with baby bella mushrooms, craisins, grape tomatoes, pickles and Vidalia dressing. I love your videos! Is it possible to include dairy and wheat in your recipes?

  9. A mix of shiitake, spinach and green onions with tomate sauce with a side of baked pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Can you pls. make a video on cheap, healthy and quick? Meals that we can make if we have a very short lunch break, perhaps something we can fix up without having to cook nor microwave? Thanks so much!

  11. Oh myyyy this made me SO hungry Liv! Legit about to go into my kitchen and try one of these! LOVE the video ๐Ÿ˜˜

  12. I came from Becca's channel. I love this vid and I'm not vegan/vegetarian. These meals look so good.

  13. I love that you do gluten free because I just learned that I'm gluten intolerant and am looking for more food ideas to help with that

  14. I would be up for a playlist of videos. 3/5/10 per meal and the per week/month.

    great stuff, keep up the great work

  15. I think it would amazing if you'll do a video on cheap & healthy meals for college students! I feel like it would be SO beneficial!

  16. Hey, Olivia!! I am a huge fan of yours, been following you for about 8 months now! I just wanted your opinion on Natural Is Smarter, I heard of it about a month ago and want to ask you or whoever sees this if they have ordered from it and how is it. It's a healthy online retail with thousands of products at like a huge discount, so I'm definitely interested.


  17. You can also cook sweat potatoes in the microwave for about 10 minutes and get the same, but quicker result

  18. A weeks worth of food for 2 please! My friend and I are in college and living together on a tight budget, we need to find ways to make meals during the week that will be nutritious, fill us up, and not cost us our rent or book money! thanks so much ^_^

  19. hey liv i have a wife and 2 kids only one is able to eat real food but we only have $75 a week to make some healthy food for all of us, i would love some weekly meal idea

  20. I cooked all 3 meals for the week today, and they all taste great! Coconut lentils are simply amazing. I found the black bean tortillas needed a bit more flavour for my taste so I had them with a bit of salsa.
    Last night I ate black bean, mango, cilantro, corn, red peppers, red onion salad with corn chips.
    Thanks for sharing these recipes!

  21. Looks good,man we never ate like this my whole probably why I'm fat. I will be trying a few of these, thanks girly

  22. This is what I was looking for, definitely better than the vids with a million views of just โ€œhealthy foodsโ€. Your food looks good!

  23. Hey Liv, what a beautiful channel. Just wondering… Is anything you use organic? Im guessing not since its 3 bucks a meal.

  24. I would be interested in seeing a week of meal prep (lunch and dinner) for less than a certain amount.

  25. Take the taquitos up a notch by quickly frying the tortillas first, makes them easier to roll, then fry again after, this really makes a huge difference for making taquitos that aren't dry and falling apart.

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