The benefits of meal prep are endless. Planning out a menu before another hectic week begins — and then making those meals ahead — can help you eat healthier, lose weight, and save money, since nothing drains your bank account faster than takeout. If you want to shrink your spending even more, try these budget-friendly recipe ideas, using simple ingredients like whole-wheat pasta, frozen vegetables, oats, chicken breasts, and eggs. They’re proof that healthy, flavorful food doesn’t have to break the bank. Scroll through to make your picks, and head into Monday morning knowing that you have delicious, nutritious foods to power you through the week.