Category: Budget Eats

Chicken and Penne With Butternut Squash Sauce

Have you ever had chicken defrosting in the fridge for a day or two when you suddenly realize you are missing ingredients for the meal the chicken was intended for? That was me yesterday and I had to come up with something pretty quick. Luckily, I was able to adjust my dinner plans. I whipped up a fantastic dinner that...

5 Ingredient Meals For Easy Dinners

These days we are all feeling a bit busier than usual, probably because we are doing a bit more at home. When people are in the house all day the house gets messy faster, we have more dishes to do, and we are eating every single meal at home. The need for quick and easy dinners is rising and I’ve...

Easy Iced Coffee With No Hard To Get Syrups

I’m a sucker for iced coffee drinks. For the longest time I would grab my Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato every morning before work. It became like clockwork, summer or winter. Then one day I went through the math of it all. Five iced coffee drinks a week for a year straight was about $312 a year. It’s not much and...

Easy Creamy Tomato & Spinach Pasta

When it comes to delicious budget meals I’m a pro. During the bad financial periods in my life I had to learn how to cook cheap meals. That’s where this Easy Cream Tomato And Spinach Pasta came from. It’s super easy to prepare and cheap. It’s one of those meals where no matter what I usually always have the ingredients...

8 No Bake Energy Balls to Cure Mid Day Cravings

If you are a snackaholic like me you may want to look into the energy balls I have featured below. Energy balls make the perfect snack because they are usually jam packed with fiber and protein. It’s a great mid afternoon snack to boost your energy and cure the munchies without ruining your diet. I have a major problem with...

20 + Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Have you ever noticed that when fall hits you start massively craving comfort foods? It happens to me every year. Unfortunately, with a busy work at home schedule comfort food cravings usually lead to ordering a pizza or getting Five Guys. To help save money while still getting comfort food quality I’ve put together a list of delicious slow cooker...

21 Best Soup Recipes for Dinner

We’ve reached that time of year when all I want to eat is lots of soup. It’s smart to have a list of best soup recipes when fall and winter hit. Soup is great for those busy days when you just need some comfort food. When I first started making soups I seriously thought I would suck at it but...

How To Go Vegan On A Budget

So you want to go vegan but you’ve heard it’s loads more expensive than a traditional meat and dairy diet. Well, it doesn’t have to be. We’re on a pretty strict budget so when we followed a vegan diet I needed to learn how to go vegan on a budget. At first it was a little more expensive and then...

Save Time and Money With Freezer Cooking

I was skeptical about freezer cooking for a long time before trying it. I was afraid, like most meal plans I figured it would be more expensive and we are living on a strict budget. I was also pretty positive spending several hours prepping meals would end up taking more time than I had to devote. I was surprised to...

23 Frugal Food Staples that Stop Food Waste

Food waste used to be a huge problem for our house and our food budget. That was until I took a good look at the food we buy. I decided to create a master grocery list filled with budget friendly foods that store easily or can be frozen. This list is not meant to be the only things you will...
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