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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)

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 Orange Chicken

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

Halusky is a simple, filling, and inexpensive dish made with sautéed cabbage, tender egg noodles, and butter. BudgetBytes.com

Halusky (Cabbage and Noodles)

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

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

Chimichurri spooned onto Grilled Vegetables BudgetBytes.com

Chimichurri: The Good on Anything and Everything Sauce

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

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos are a fast and easy way to take Taco Tuesday to the next level and is the perfect last minute weeknight meal. BudgetBytes.com

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

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

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

Thai Coconut Curry Braised 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

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