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

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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

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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