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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Recipes

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Menu Plans & Grocery Savings

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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

Vegetarian Taquitos Recipe

Vegetarian Taquitos Recipe

Make homemade vegetarian taquitos with just a few simple ingredients! This is a budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing recipe for lunches and dinners (and it’s freezer-friendly!)

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Easy, 1-Bowl Sweet Potato Bread

Easy, 1-Bowl Sweet Potato Bread

A 1-bowl affair you can make with any leftover orange squash (sweet potato, pumpkin, or butternut!). Healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert! Only 5-10 minutes to get into the oven.

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Easy Real Food Apple Crisp

Easy Real Food Apple Crisp

Simple, nourishing apple crisp that is healthy enough for breakfast! Made with fresh apples, whole grains, healthy fats, and just a touch of sweetener. No weird ingredients, with gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan variations!

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