There’s this Idea that in Order to Eat Healthy You Have to:

  1. Spend your entire paycheck on groceries
  2. Devote hours daily preparing fresh, homemade meals
  3. Learn to love kale, kombucha, kefir, and other k-word superfoods

That’s not true, and I can show you why.

Cheapskate Cook was born 10 years ago in our first studio apartment. With figurative wedding bells ringing in our ears (are those still a thing?), we had our first budget meeting as a young couple. There, we realized we had $25 a week we could allocate for food. Including eating out.


25 dollars


Here, You will find 3 Things:

    1. Frugal recipes that use whole, natural ingredients
    2. Tips and strategies that help you save the most money while eating real food
    3. Allergy-friendly and special diet recipes that don’t break the bank! Including gluten-free, dairy-free, paleovegetarian, and vegan.


Cheapskate Cook exists to help you save money and eat healthy. We share tools and recipes to maximize your dollars and time while eating food that’s good for your body, your community, and our planet.


What You Can Do Now:

1. Try a Menu Plan

You can spend HALF of the average grocery budget and feed your family real food! Learn how here.

2. Build Your Frugal Kitchen with Real Food

Building a pantry that is HEALTHY and FRUGAL is no easy feat. This is what we buy, why, how we get the best deal, and how you can make it work for you.

3. Stay in the Loop

Stay up-to-date, and look at pretty food pictures and funny videos! Follow me on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest. (psst – Instagram is the most fun).


If you like you save money and eat healthy, you want to follow my blog. I promise to send periodic, practical updates and never spam. From ChepaskateCook.com


About Steph

I’m an experienced, frugal, domestic ninja, lover of all things food, nutrition, fitness, nerd culture, faith, and family. Not always in that order.

Most of my life I just liked food and trying to eat well. My goal then and now is to eat healthy, whole food that is good for my body, preferably local and sustainably sourced. What I learned – and continue to learn – I share here, trying to be the resource I so desperately wanted over the years.