You are currently viewing Eat Well, Spend Less: Dozens of Frugal Recipes and Tips

Eat Well, Spend Less: Dozens of Frugal Recipes and Tips

eat well spend less

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget.

On Monday, I posted my favorite frugal (and easy!) meals. If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to read through the ideas and recipes from the rest of the group as well. You’ll find dozens of ideas and recipes that are sure to inspire your commitment to eating well while spending less!

You’ll notice that beans is a common theme in many of the suggestions below. Katie from Kitchen Stewardship has published the ultimate go-to guide in the Everything Beans Book, including more than 100 recipes and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about beans. She’s offering Eat Well, Spend Less readers a special price of $5.95 (normally $9.95) with coupon code LESSSPEND through Friday, 4/15 at noon. Get your copy of the Everything Beans Book today!

Jessica @ Life as Mom:

source: Life as Mom
  • Beans & Rice
  • Pasta with Red Sauce
  • Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables
  • Soup from Leftovers with Bread
  • Grilled Chicken Salad

Get the recipes at Life as Mom…

Tammy @ Tammy’s Recipes:

yogurt fruit dip
source: Tammy’s Recipes
  • Oatmeal for Breakfast
  • Beans & Rice
  • Soup
  • Homemade Bread
  • Homemade Yogurt or Kefir

Get the recipes at Tammy’s Recipes…

Carrie @ Denver Bargains:

  • Pancakes
  • Chili
  • Gumbo
  • Burgers
  • Beans

Get the recipes at Denver Bargains…

Shaina @ Food for My Family:

source: Food for My Family
  • Roast Chicken
  • Mediterranean Bean and Barley Salad
  • Chickpea and Vegetable Curry with Leftover Chicken
  • Catch-All Pizza
  • Southwest-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup

Get the recipes at Food for My Family…

Aimee @ Simple Bites:

lentil shepherds pie
source: Simple Bites
  • Black Bean Burgers
  • Crustless Quiche
  • Chocolate Chip Chili
  • Seasonal Soup
  • Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Get the recipes at Simple Bites…

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship:

source: Kitchen Stewardship
  • Homemade Yogurt
  • Homemade Chicken Stock
  • Dry Beans
  • Oats
  • Potatoes

Get the recipes at Kitchen Stewardship…

Alyssa @ Kingdom First Mom:

  • Pasta
  • Beans & Rice
  • Soups
  • Roast Chicken
  • Tacos/Burgers

Get the recipes at Kingdom First Mom…

Katie @ good{Life} eats:

source: goodLife {eats}


  • Pancakes or Waffles
  • Oatmeal
  • Crepes
  • Granola Parfaits
  • Toast Creations


  • Pasta Dishes
  • Frittatas
  • Soup Night
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Fried Rice


  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Crepes

Get the recipes at goodLife {eats}…

Bonus: Andrea @ Simple Organized Living

source: Simple Organized Living

Although Andrea isn’t officially part of the Eat Well, Spend Less series, she shared some great ideas this week that fit well with this theme!

  • Pasta
  • Mexican
  • Breakfast
  • Soup, Salad and/or Sandwiches
  • Pizza

Get the recipes at Simple Organized Living…

What is your favorite frugal recipe? How do you balance eating well with rising food prices?