2 easy and healthy recipes you can make on a college budget

Spinach lasagna and apple pork chops from "100 Days of Real Food on a Budget."

August 13, 2018, 8:25 AM

Wife, mother, foodie, blogger and cookbook author Lisa Leake has turned a simple pledge to cook better meals for her family into a lifestyle recipe for success, and now she's sharing how to eat better on a budget.

PHOTO: Cookbook author Lisa Leake was on "Good Morning America" to make two easy recipes for college students on a budget.
Cookbook author Lisa Leake was on "Good Morning America" to make two easy recipes for college students on a budget.
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Leake joined "Good Morning America" and showed off two easy recipes under $4 per serving to help college students dine well in the dorm room.

PHOTO: Lindsey Rose Johnson's "100 Days of Real Food" cookbook.
Lindsey Rose Johnson's "100 Days of Real Food" cookbook.
Lindsey Rose Johnson

Easy spinach lasagna and apple-glazed pork chops are just two of the delicious dishes from her latest "100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget."

The easiest spinach lasagna recipe

PHOTO: The easiest spinach lasagna from Lisa Leake.
The easiest spinach lasagna from Lisa Leake.
Lindsey Rose Johnson

For some, lasagna can be a time consuming and somewhat intimidating Italian staple to replicate in their home kitchen. But Leake shared her recipe with "GMA" for spinach lasagna to make the delicious vegetarian dish simple.

Leake says this is the perfect dish to make on a college budget, costing just $2.56 per serving, and it only uses six ingredients.

Check out her full recipe for the easiest spinach lasagna here.

Apple-glazed pork chops

PHOTO: Apple glazed pork chops from Lisa Leake.
Apple glazed pork chops from Lisa Leake.
Lindsey Rose Johnson

Leake says this great comfort food is satisfying and perfect for leftovers. But the best part is that this hearty and healthy meal rings in at just $3.43 per serving.

Get her full recipe for the classic pork dish here.

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