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Delicious Frugal Meals with Budget Bytes

Delicious Frugal Meals with Budget Bytes-

Make sure you check out the other posts in my ABCs of Frugal Living series!

Welcome to week 2 of the ABCs of Frugal Living! Each week, for 26 weeks, I’m bringing you a resource to help you save money on different aspects of your life. This week I’m featuring Budget Bytes, a blog that creates recipes and breaks down the cost of both the recipe and ingredients! When I first decided to use Budget Bytes for this week, I didn’t realize that I’ve used a few of her recipes already, pretty recently in fact! I went through all 11 or so pages of her recipes to make sure I didn’t miss any, and found 4 of her recipes I’ve made and totally recommend, along with a bunch of others I’m going to try really soon.

For the most part, she tries to bring us healthy recipes, but as you can see in my list below, it’s totally okay to indulge sometimes. You can eat healthy on a budget, if you know where to look! Please check out her blog here and give her some love, try a few recipes, share them on Pinterest, etc. Enjoy, and save money at the same time!

Recipes I’ve Tried

Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta– $.93 per serving

Cumin Lime Coleslaw– $.50 per serving

Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes– $1.68 per serving

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla– $.86 each

Recipes I want to try

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars– $.36 per serving

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos– $1.75 per serving

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli– $.62 per serving

Oatmeal Cookie Baked Oatmeal– $.69 per serving

Apple Pie Scones– $.32 each

Broccoli Shells and Cheese– $1.22 per serving

Chili Cheese Cornbread– $.18 per serving

Have you made any of her recipes before? Let me know below which ones you’ve tried!



Hayley (from MOPS)

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Let's see. . . "How to kick the can (of beans)", I think I tried the roasted vegetable burritos (which didn't go over well), cilantro lime rice, taco stuffed shells (meh), Oooooh Enchiladas, Beef and Cabbage stir-fry, One pot beef and mushroom stroganoff (family favorite!), multi-purpose shredded beef, hoisin tacos with sweet and sour slaw, Cheesy shepherd's pie (a fave),and I might have tried the Salsa chicken casserole. Yes, I love Budget bytes!


Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Those are all great-sounding options! I'll add them to my list to try soon. =)


Tuesday 10th of January 2017

I love baked potatoes but the only downfall is that they can really rack up some calories if you aren't careful.


Wednesday 11th of January 2017

YES, definitely. Have you invested in a food scale? I'm getting into the habit of weighing my food, just to see how much I'm really eating. It's quite surprising!

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