Save money, eat healthy

Eat real, nourishing food no matter the size of your budget. Let me show you how.

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Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew) - An authentic, frugal, hearty, ground beef staple that uses a few ingredients and costs pennies per serving. Picadillo is also gluten-free and dairy-free.

Picadillo (Mexican-style beef & potatoes)

Egg-Free Brownies (no weird ingredients!)

baked oatmeal with berries

40 Cheap & Healthy Breakfasts

Eat Real Food on a Budget.

Sounds impossible, right? It’s not. I can show you how to save money and eat healthy no matter the size of your budget.

Cheapskate Cook was born 12 years ago in our first apartment. Armed with $25 and a ridiculous amount of optimism and determination, I learned how to save money and eat healthy at the same time.

Let me teach you how!


What I do for you: 

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Menu Plans & Grocery Savings

Steph cooking at stove

Food Allergies on a Budget

Featured Meal Plan

4-Week Menu Plan:

Clean Eating on a Budget

Cheapskate Cook’s Budget-Friendly Menu Plan helps you save money and eat clean with 4-weeks of real-life menu plan inspiration – complete with weekly grocery lists, meal ideas, recipes, and tips. 

My Blog

Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe

Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe

This simple fruit pizza recipe is surprisingly healthy! Made with minimal sugar and loaded with fruit, whole grains, and yogurt topping.

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Easy Cowboy Caviar (Corn-Free)

Easy Cowboy Caviar (Corn-Free)

Cowboy caviar, also called cowboy salad, is a hearty, zesty bean dip loaded with veggies and dressed in a vinaigrette. Here’s our favorite, easy, real food recipe.

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