Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonders!
It’s my version of a blog round-up post. This weekend I wanted to focus on the bloggers who create yummy and inexpensive recipes for all us hard-working, money-saving people.
I’m always on the lookout for more recipes to make. I have dozens and dozens of recipes saved in my Favorites file from before I discovered Pinterest. Making recipes is like reading books; there’s just never enough time to make them all!
Being a vegetarian these are vegetarian friendly bloggers, but rest assured all you meat eaters, most of these bloggers also enjoy coming up with meaty dishes as well. Since becoming a vegetarian I’ve realized that I can still eat the majority of the meals that everyone else eats. I just simply leave out the meat that a recipe might call for. It’ll still taste delicious-usually.
My Stomach is Full and My Wallet is too
Beth over at Budget Bytes knows how to create a recipe! She’s saved me many a nights when I had no idea what to make and I wasn’t craving anything. Her one pot meals are quick, tasty, and since they only require one pot, fast to clean up! Beth also has the prices broken down for all her ingredients so you know how frugal each recipe is. One of my favorites from Beth is her Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac. So good on a chilly day!
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Missy, the mastermind behind Graceful Little Honey Bee has a plethora of frugal recipes and meal ideas. I especially like how she explains how to prepare food for the freezer. You can freeze celery? I honestly didn’t even know that was a thing. It usually just sits in the drawer of the refrigerator until I throw it away. Her tips are super helpful so nothing goes to waste!
The Frugal Girls
Heidi blogs over at The Frugal Girls and she is a girl after my own heart! She has a whole page with tips and recipes on cooking while you’re camping. I look forward to camping every single year and cooking over a fire is one of my very favorite things in life. She also includes tips on freezing ingredients and meals for later use. That is seriously such a money saver!
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Jazmin is the blogger behind Frugality Gal and she has made breakfasts a snap with her Homemade Oatmeal Packets. She has also searched around the internet and found all sorts of meal ideas. I love one pot meals and she has 17 on her site! She also took the time to find 250 Easy Dinner Ideas for us. How awesome is that??
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There are ample tasty yet cheap recipes that Haley blogs about over at Cheap Recipe Blog. Being a fellow Minnesotan she even has purely Minnesotan recipes. Hotdishes anyone? There aren’t any “casseroles” on that page! She also has a copycat recipe for the famous Sweet Martha’s Cookies that are a must have at the MN State Fair. De-lish!
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Linda over at Cook for Good creates many different plant-based recipes based on the season. Finding fruits and vegetables that are in season is a great way to save money at the grocery store. There are always deals on in-season food because grocery stores have too much to sell! I have a really close dairy intolerant friend of the family that I think would really enjoy Linda’s Pumpkin Pie!
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Shelly, the blogger behind Frugal Family Home created 4 weeks of frugal recipes that include breakfast and dinner ideas. Are you trying to cut out sodas from your budget, but don’t want to drink plain water all the time? Shelly has you covered. She has delicious recipes for changing up your beverages. I’ve been drinking a lot of tea lately and plan on trying out her Mint Simple Syrup. So refreshing!
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So I’ve started a routine on Sunday mornings where I have Chai Tea instead of coffee. I’m not sure why. I guess just to change things up? Anyways Alea over at Premeditated Leftovers has a Pumpkin Spiced Chai Latte Recipe that I will be making very soon. I’ve just relied on the store bought pre-made Chai Tea Lattes in the past, but not anymore! She also has a really helpful post on how to do weekly meal prep and batch cooking. There are no more excuses to get take-out every night people!
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Jessica is the blogger behind Good Cheap Eats. She’s created an entire vault of delicious, satisfying, inexpensive recipes. I really enjoyed her Pantry Challenge month where her family avoided the grocery store and shopped the kitchen instead. Very inspiring and something I really need to do!
Pinch of Yum
Lindsay is an incredible blogger over at Pinch of Yum. Not only is she an excellent recipe creator she also has me incredibly jealous with her income reports. One of my “crunch time” meals is her Red Curry Lentils. So delicious, cheap, and satisfying. I’ve made it many times. She’s also a fellow Minnesotan. Is there a trend going on?? 🙂
Thank You Bloggers!
So there you have it! Reducing my grocery expenses is a constant battle and I’m always on the lookout for helpful tips and tricks to keep it low. These bloggers understand how important it is to eat healthy delicious meals while not spending a ton of money and I have nothing but thanks for them! Thank you for all your hard work!
Who did I miss? Please share other frugal recipe creators and bloggers in the comments below! Help us save money on our food budget!