Naturally low in calories, fish is the main ingredient in these healthy dinners.
Cost per serving: $3.19
Sesame seeds can be expensive when sold in small quantities in a grocery store’s spice section. To save a bundle, find the seeds in the store’s bulk bin and purchase only the amount you need.
See recipe: Seared Sesame-Crusted Salmon
Cost per serving: $2.41
The syrup’s sweetness brings out the delicate flavor in the fish―you’ll be surprised at how well they go together. Add a baked potato and a green vegetable such as broccoli or beans to round out the meal.
See recipe: Maple-Glazed Salmon Fillets
Cost per serving: $3.27
You heard it before: The nutrients in fish are essential to wellness. This quick and tasty dish makes eating healthy easy.
See Recipe: Poached Salmon Steaks with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
Cost per serving: $3.12
Tell your kids they’re eating potato chips for dinner when you serve this fun fish recipe. It’s perfect for busy weeknights, because it’s on the table in just 15 minutes.
See recipe: Salmon Fillets with Potato Chip Crust
Cost per serving: $3.11
Mint and garlic give the mineral-rich yogurt sauce a Mediterranean flair in this delicious, gourmet-tasting dish.
See recipe: Grilled Salmon with Yogurt-Mint Sauce
Cost per serving: 74¢
These golden-crusted pockets are easy to make and full of melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Try this tuna recipe: Tuna Empanadas
Cost per serving: 80¢
Good to go in under 25 minutes, you can use any short pasta shape in this recipe. Add chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers to achieve veggie variety and a hearty party dish.
See recipe: Picnic-Perfect Tuna-and-Macaroni Salad
Cost per serving: 52¢
Get a taste of Italy for less than $1 per serving! Take advantage of fresh spring garlic for this recipe. Look for small, firm bulbs. Skin color ranges from white to purple.
Try this tuna recipe: Tuscan-Style Tuna with White Beans
Cost per serving: $1.48
Turn supper into a special occasion―for less than $1.50 per serving.
Recipe: Coconut Shrimp and Rice
Cost per serving: $2.71
Bacon and Old Bay seasoning give this meal-in-a-bowl plenty of flavor.
Recipe: Skillet Shrimp and Rice
Cost per serving: $3.26
This shrimp recipe is a fun twist on a green salad. The buffalo-wing sauce gives it bite; use less if you want to turn down the heat.
See recipe: Blazing Buffalo-Shrimp Salad
Cost per serving: $3.47
This light and delicious flounder is best served hot over a bed of spinach and topped with a bit of lemon zest.
See recipe: Lemon-Garlic Broiled Flounder with Spinach
Cost per serving: $2.82
It’s a Friday night fish fry―with a twist. The cod is baked, not fried, but still has a satisfyingly crispy, crunchy crust. Try baked white potatoes or sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave to save time, on the side.
See recipe: Crispy Baked Cod
Cost per serving: $1.76
A freezer staple gets a tasty makeover with this kid-friendly dish that everyone will enjoy. Or try these tacos with frozen chicken nuggets instead. Serve them with bowls of salsa, chopped avocado and black beans on the side.
See recipe: Fish Stick Tacos
Cost per serving: $2.60
This crispy baked flounder gets it's crunch from panko bread crumbs. Look for panko—thick, coarse bread crumbs—in the Asian foods section of your supermarket. Or use regular bread crumbs instead (the fish will be less crunchy).
See recipe: Crunchy Baked Flounder
Cost per serving: $3.16
If you start with frozen precooked shrimp, thaw it, then toss into the dish for 5 minutes to heat through.
See recipe: Roasted Shrimp with Tomatoes
Cost per serving: $3.50
Try this dish for Mediterranean flair at mealtime. For the best flavor, use a robust type of olive, such as kalamata. Canned Spansih olives are too mild; they would be overpowered by the strong flavors in the tomato mixture.
See recipe: Tilapia with Tomatoes and Olives
Cost per serving: $1.36
Don’t leave the fish sitting in the marinade for more than 30 minutes, or the texture might be mushy. If you'd like to work in advance, prepare and grill the fish a day ahead, then cover and refrigerate.
See recipe: Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos
Cost per serving: $3.18
If your family doesn't like shellfish, mix up this recipe by trying it with chicken instead. Sauté until the chicken is cooked through.
See recipe: Whole-Wheat Couscous with Shrimp
Cost per Serving: $2.26
Perfect for a summer-time party!
See recipe: Soy-Glazed Shrimp Kebabs
Cost per serving: 37¢
For the best texture, make sure oil is at the proper temperature before cooking the shrimp, and be sure to check it between batches. For extra crunch, use panko, which are coarse Japanese breadcrumbs. They’re available in many supermarkets.
See recipe: Spicy Coconut Shrimp
Cost per serving: $1.45
Fresh and flavor-packed, these rice-paper wraps get extra kick from a quick dipping sauce.
Recipe: Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Cost per serving: $1.73
Leftover: French bread
French bread goes stale quickly, so if you have a slightly hardened loaf on your kitchen counter, use it to make this classic Italian appetizer. Add a salad on the side, and you can serve it as a light dinner.
See recipe: Shrimp Bruschetta
Cost per serving: $2.54
Eat this as a meal, or serve in cherry tomatoes for the perfect party appetizer. Simply cut a small sliver off the bottome of each tomato so it stays upright, and hollow it with a small melon baller.
See recipe: Tuna and Avocado-Stuffed Tomatoes
Cost per serving: $2.81
Feel free to add your favorite spices to the flour-bread crumb mixture for more flavor pop.
See recipe: Baked Fish Fingers
This whole meal comes in at less than 400 calories (yes, really!), so be generous with the vegetables. If you want more variety add some tomatoes and potatoes -- the added starch won't derail this healthy meal.
See Recipe: Parmesan Lemon Mahimahi
Cost per serving: $1.83
These fish cakes taste great when paired with broccoli slaw or served over rice.
See recipe: Asian Fish Cakes
Cost per serving: $2.49
Is a different fish on sale? You can easily make this recipe with cod or halibut instead of tilapia.
See recipe: Ginger-Soy Tilapia
Cost per serving: $2.64
If you don't have a powerful cooktop fan, open a window. This fish cooks at a high heat and it might get smoky.
See recipe: Cajun Blackened Tilapia
Cost per serving: $1.49
Get this dish on the table in 15 minutes (yes, you read that correctly!). It's so simple and delicious your family will ask for it again and again.
See recipe: Baked Flounder with Herb-Caper Butter