Good Cheap Eats is dedicated to bringing you recipes, meal planning ideas, and kitchen inspiration to help you eat well and stay on a budget.
It was just about three years ago that I decided to start a dedicated food blog. Since our family was on a quest to eat well and still “act our wage”, it made sense to call it Good Cheap Eats. It’s been a very fun ride! I’ve become a food writer in the process which is a dream come true.
This weekly feature is where I “get real” about how I’m shopping and spending where groceries are concerned. Our grocery budget is $800 to feed the eight of us for the month. This includes toiletries, paper products, and food that we cook at home. (We have a separate dining budget.)
I share where and how I’m shopping as well as exact pricing on our family’s groceries.
- A Grocery Spending Audit
- Starting the Month Fresh
- Staying Away from the Sales
- Trying Hard to Stay in Line
- Ending Out the Month Under Budget
Every day is an experiment at our house. While we definitely lean on tried and true recipes, I also like to develop new ones. I share two new recipes a week on Good Cheap Eats.
- Carrot Salad with Cilantro and Pepitas
- Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut and Walnuts
- Spiced Carrot Bread
- Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions with Balsamic Vinegar
- Tastiest Scalloped Potatoes
- Creamy Rice for Easy Breakfasts
- Enjoy Homemade Pretzels in Lots of Fun Ways
- Try Mini Pizzas for a Fun and Easy Pizza Night
Meal Planning Ideas
I am a huge fan of meal planning. You know you’re going to eat, why not have a plan for it? Each week I share my monthly and weekly meal plans as well as ideas for special kinds of meals and snacks.
- I’ve decided to never write a meal plan again.
- Dips and Dippers
- Enjoy Some Afterschool Snacks
- Serve a Breakfast Bar
- Salad’s On!