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ElizabethG
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!


josey
03-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Simple Dollar (http://www.thesimpledollar.com/) 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.

ElizabethG
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.

josey
03-15-2011, 12:25 PM
I found the other blog I was mentioning above:
http://feastonthecheap.net/

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

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

I found a good one while googling! 5dollardinners.com

She does menu, grocery lists and recipes!

josey
04-05-2011, 12:48 PM
I found another one:
http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com

ArcticFrogs
05-18-2011, 06:03 PM
http://www.cheaphealthygood.com

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

Munchy
12-06-2011, 10:43 AM
I found another one:
http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com

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.

CyndiM
12-06-2011, 10:56 AM
$3.33 a Day (http://melomeals.blogspot.com/) 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.

MrsH2132012
05-03-2012, 04:13 PM
http://www.poorgirleatswell.com
Love this site!

kiah6
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.

laciemn
01-19-2014, 03:22 PM
I fourth budgetbytes.com !