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03-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Hi! I was just curious if anyone had a favorite budget food blog. I'm looking for a good one that talks about money spent and meal plans for each week. Its just me and my hubby but family ones would be preferred as my hubby is a big guy and eats more than one serving of most stuff. :)

We don't have a deep freeze so buying in bulk for perishables is not possible. So anyone relying on buying half a cow or something and freezing it is out.

If no such blog exists someone should create one! lol If I ever get good at it I will. lol

Thanks in advance for suggestions!

03-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Simple Dollar ( has cooking on the blog but I don't think they spell it out (grocery costs etc).
I had another blog but can't find it right now. They would show what they spent etc.
However, I thought the prices are not comparable to my location. So I am not sure if that would help since prices are very regional.

03-11-2011, 07:22 PM
True about the regional costs, but just a general idea would be nice. I think I spend way too much.

There was one I used to read but now I can't find it. She was a SAHM who also home taught her kids. I dont think she did menus but she always showed her shopping costs. And she bought meat in bulk.

Thanks for the Simple Dollar link. I will check it out!

katy trail
03-11-2011, 11:10 PM
it's not a blog, but $10 dollar dinners on food network with melissa d'arabian always has great tips. i don't always want to make what she's making, but learning the tips i didn't know is worth it for me. for example, her popovers sound so easy to make, and they have almost no ingredients. just stuff you would have in your pantry.

03-15-2011, 12:25 PM
I found the other blog I was mentioning above:

They list ingredients with prices and a total cost per serving.

03-15-2011, 10:53 PM
thanks! I will check that one out!

I found a good one while googling!

She does menu, grocery lists and recipes!

04-05-2011, 12:48 PM
I found another one:

05-18-2011, 06:03 PM

12-06-2011, 07:53 AM
These are great. Thanks.

12-06-2011, 10:43 AM
I found another one:

I love this one - and her butternut squash pasta with blue cheese is amazing and what I pulled from my freezer this morning to have for dinner tomorrow.

12-06-2011, 10:56 AM
$3.33 a Day ( is an awesome blog. The recipes are all vegan but it's just amazing to follow. She had a teenage son when she started this and lived on the east coast but was still able to manage on $3.33/day.

05-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Love this site!

12-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Budgetbytes is my favorite. We have found so many great meals on that site. I will be checking out the others.

01-19-2014, 03:22 PM
I fourth !