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Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Many cultures around the globe are experts at cooking on a budget, often relying on whole grains, fresh vegetables, and less meat. These global inspired recipes will add spice to your weekly rotation and give you an easy (and inexpensive) alternative to your favorite take-out dishes! (pictured: Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles)

Super Fresh Salad is a cold, crunchy, juicy mix of flavorful vegetables topped with a simple red wine and oregano vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com

Super Fresh Cucumber Salad

Riced cauliflower makes a filling low-carb base for this fresh and vibrant Thai-inspired Peanut Lime Cauliflower Salad. BudgetBytes.com

Peanut Lime Cauliflower Salad

Warm spices, fresh orange essence, and a low slow cook time makes this Slow Cooker Carnitas tender, juicy, and full of flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Carnitas

This Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad combines a medley of vibrant colors and flavors, brought together by a bright and creamy dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad with Lime Crema

This Easy Orange Chicken cooks quickly in a skillet (no deep frying!) and uses only real, fresh ingredients. It's the perfect take-out fake-out. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Homemade Orange Chicken

Homemade hummus is quick, easy, and inexpensive, and can be made with several different flavor add-ins. Here are four delicious flavors to try. BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Hummus – Four flavors

This Cheesy Rigatoni Skillet is a fast comfort meal for when you need dinner on the table fast! Like a fee-form lasagna packed with mushrooms and spinach. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Rigatoni Skillet with Mushrooms and Spinach

This Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to make sure dinner is filled with plenty of vegetables. BudgetBytes.com

Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Bright lime juice and earthy cumin pair perfectly with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes in these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes. BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos

This oven baked Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken is a little more forgiving than a fast moving, high heat stir fry, making it great for beginners! BudgetBytes.com

Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken

Bibimbap is the ultimate bowl meal with plenty of color, flavor, and texture to keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full. BudgetBytes.com

Bibimbap – The Ultimate Bowl Meal

These Singapore Noodles with Crispy Tofu have a bold flavor and vibrant colors thanks to shredded vegetables and a bright curry sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Singapore Noodles with Crispy Tofu

Spaghetti squash makes a great fiber-filled low-carb substitute for rice in these Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowls. BudgetBytes.com

Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowls

This Beef Burrito Casserole is totally customizable and can include all your favorite burrito or nacho toppings. Leftovers reheat great for lunch! Budgetbytes.com

Beef Burrito Casserole

Seafood Rice Skillet is a nod to seafood paella using easy to find ingredients and equipment. Impress your dinner guests with this easy and impressive dish! BudgetBytes.com

Seafood Rice Skillet

Harissa Roasted Vegetables are a spicy, slightly sweet, and smoky vegetable medley that makes a great side for meat or fish. BudgetBytes.com

Harissa Roasted Vegetables

Cumin rice is an earthy and slightly peppery dish that can be used as the base for many meals. BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Rice

Marinated Lentil Salad is bright and flavorful, and infused with bold flavors like garlic and lemon. BudgetBytes.com

Marinated Lentil Salad

Slow Cooker 5 Spice Pulled Pork is an easy and fun twist on a classic with warm spices and just the right amount of sweetness. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker 5 Spice Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is a fast, easy, and flavorful dinner full of southwest flavors. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls are a fiber and flavor filled healthy lunch that you can pre-pack for your week ahead. BudgetBytes.com

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls

Sesame Kale is a quick and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any Asian inspired meal. BudgetBytes.com

Sesame Kale

Savory Cabbage Pancakes are a fun and filling way to use up pantry leftovers. Fill them and top them with whatever your heart desires! BudgetBytes.com

Savory Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)

This fast and easy Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a filling low carb dinner with big flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Creamy Lemon Dill Greek Pasta Salad is packed with bold flavors and fresh vegetables, making it a delicious light lunch. BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Lemon Dill Greek Pasta Salad

Use your slow cooker to make these low fat and incredibly flavorful (not) refried beans and barely lift a finger. BudgetBytes.com

(Not) Refried Beans

Hatch Chile Sweet Potato Cornbread boasts the subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes paired with the smoky flavor of roasted Hatch chiles. BudgetBytes.com

Hatch Chile Sweet Potato Cornbread

Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut is a fast and easy meal with tropical flare. BudgetBytes.com

Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs make a fast and filling dinner or brunch, and are a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs

A black ceramic bowl of chimichurri with a spoon, sitting on a wooden cutting board.

Chimichurri Sauce: Good on Anything and Everything

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Lentils are a hands-off, fiber filled, freezer friendly vegan dinner. Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Lentils

Dredge Chicken in Glaze Top with Garnishes

Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta is a fast and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love. BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

Sushi Bowls are a fast, easy, and inexpensive alternative to your favorite sushi bar. BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Sushi Bowls with Sriracha Mayo

Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajitas are an easy and flavor packed dinner perfect for summer. BudgetBytes.com

Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajitas

Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta - Hummus makes a wonderfully creamy vegan pasta sauce for summer. BudgetBytes.com

Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta

Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles are a fast, easy, and inexpensive alternative to take out. BudgetBytes.com

Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles

Sesame Noodles with Wilted Greens

Thai Coconut Curry Braised Chicken Thighs are rich and bold in flavor, but fast and easy to prepare. BudgetBytes.com

Braised Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini is a simple, flavorful, and lighter alternative to lasagna. BudgetBytes.com

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Spaghetti Carbonara is fast and easy dinner with just a few ingredients and a luxuriously creamy sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfectly refreshing and filling summer meal. BudgetBytes.com

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

Warm Corn and Avocado Salad makes the perfect light and fresh side for enchiladas, grilled meats, or tacos. BudgetBytes.com

Warm Corn and Avocado Salad

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños are a quick and impressive appetizer for any party or game night. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños

Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls with savory coconut rice and a tangy honey lime glaze. BudgetBytes.com

Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls

Quickie Faux Phở - The next best to the real thing when you're short on time. BudgetBytes.com

Quickie Faux Phở

Build BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy, customizable lunch option that is great both hot or cold! BudgetBytes.com

BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka makes the BEST breakfast for dinner! BudgetBytes.com

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka

Thai Cucumber Salad is a light and fresh summer salad with bold Thai flavors - BudgetBytes.com

Thai Cucumber Salad

Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce are a quick and colorful answer to dinner - BudgetBytes.com

Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Instant Pot Congee is a warm and comforting porridge with endless possibilities for fun toppings - BudgetBytes.com

Instant Pot Congee (Jook)

Thai Curry Vegetable Soup is packed with vegetables, spicy Thai flavor, and creamy coconut milk. BudgetBytes.com

Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

Sweet Chili Tofu Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Chili Tofu Bowls

Pesto Hummus - BudgetBytes.com

Pesto Hummus

Chana Aloo Masala - BudgetBytes.com

Chana Aloo Masala (Chickpea and Potato Masala)

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli - BudgetBytes.com

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes - BudgetBytes.com

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks - BudgetBytes.com

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas - BudgetBytes.com

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Pork Gyoza - BudgetBytes.com

Pork Gyoza (Potstickers)

5 Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce - BudgetBytes.com

5 Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce

Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup - BudgetBytes.com

Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Stir Fry Beef Noodles - BudgetBytes.com

Beef Stir Fry Noodles

Weeknight Enchiladas - BudgetBytes.com

Weeknight Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Nam Sod Thai Pork Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Nam Sod (Thai Pork Salad)

Pineapple Sriracha Breakfast Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Pineapple Sriracha Breakfast Bowls

Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet - BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet

Soft, pillowy, homemade naan is easier to make than you think and it's great for sandwiches, pizza, dipping, and more. BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Naan Bread

30 Minute Posole - BudgetBytes.com

30 minute Homemade Posole

This hot & sour vegetable soup is light on the stomach, but not light on flavor! The spicy and tangy broth infuses the tofu and vegetables for maximum impact. BudgetBytes.com

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Sesame Glazed Salmon and Green Beans - BudgetBytes.com

Sesame Glazed Salmon and Green Beans

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers - BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Peppers

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole - BudgetBytes.com

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Close up overhead shot of a poor man's burrito bowl with melted cheese

Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork - BudgetBytes.com

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork

Simmered Skillet Meatballs and Marinara

Skillet Meatballs and Marinara

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wraps

Garden Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups - BudgetBytes.com

Garden Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups

Taco Salad Skillet - BudgetBytes.com

Taco Salad Skillet

These light and refreshing Sweet Potato Tacos are filled with a simple sweet potato and black bean hash, and topped with a tangy lime crema. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Chicken Ropa Vieja - BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja

Spanish Chickpeas and Rice - BudgetBytes.com

Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Thai Peanut Chicken - BudgetBytes.com

Thai Peanut Chicken

Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw - BudgetBytes.com

Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw

Cumin Lime Coleslaw - BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Lime Coleslaw

Mujaddara - BudgetBytes.com

Mujaddara

Celebrate like you're in Louisiana with this easy, filling, and inexpensive one pot favorite, Pastalaya. It's the shortcut pasta version of Jambalaya! BudgetBytes.com

Pastalaya

Nacho Taters - BudgetBytes.com

Nacho Taters

Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas - BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

Curried Lentils - BudgetBytes.com

Curried Lentils

Saucy Southwest Shredded Beef - BudgetBytes.com

Saucy Southwest Shredded Beef

Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup - BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

Spicy Italian Flat Bread - BudgetBytes.com

Spicy Italian Flat Bread

Warm intoxicating spices make this vegetable filled Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew perfect for cold Autumn nights. BudgetBytes.com

Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker 5 Spice Chicken

Slow Cooker 5 Spice Chicken

Creamy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas - Budgetbytes.com

SNAP Challenge: Creamy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles - BudgetBytes.com

SNAP Challenge: Vegetable Stir Fry with Noodles

Creamy Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta - BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta