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ElizabethG 03-11-2011 05:54 PM

Favorite food budget blog??
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:

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:

ArcticFrogs 05-18-2011 06:03 PM


cfan 12-06-2011 07:53 AM

These are great. Thanks.

Munchy 12-06-2011 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by josey (Post 3792483)
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.

CyndiM 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.

MrsH2132012 05-03-2012 04:13 PM

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 !

haredown 04-17-2016 12:58 AM

These are very helpful, thanks!

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