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    Thumbs up Budget Bytes

    Has anyone ever seen this blog Budget Bytes? I stumbled on it a few weeks ago while I was planning my grocery list and fell in love.

    what is budget bytes?

    There are two things that I will readily admit to: I am broke and I love to eat.

    I'm not "cheap" because I do appreciate quality; I just like to be able to have my cake, eat it, AND pay my bills on time.

    Balancing your budget and meeting all of your wants and needs is tough. If you haven't already calculated how much you spend on food every month (groceries, eating out and impulse snacks and drinks) you are probably in for an eye-opener. Next to rent or your mortgage, food is probably one of your largest bills. Fortunately, it is also the MOST malleable category in your budget!

    We all know that eating out can be expensive, especially if you like good, quality food. Even fast food these days is not exactly cheap (a full fast food meal can cost between $6-$10 dollars... I can eat for almost two days for the amount of money). Cooking for yourself can also be very costly if you don't know what you are doing. Newbie cookers beware! That's why you need me.

    The recipes in this blog are SIMPLE, QUICK and SATISFYING. This blog will probably be most useful for those who do not normally cook or have been too afraid to try. I serve up the classics and show how easy, satisfying and inexpensive they can be. If you are a chef or have been cooking for years then, yes, this blog may seem elementary. BUT there is a whole generation, no, a COUPLE of generations that have grown up without simple home cooked meals. Lets bring back the lost art of cooking!

    In short, I don't believe that eating for pennies a day has to mean eating Ramen Noodles 100 different ways. In response to a recent financial crisis of my own, I have begun to run cost analysis on all of my favorite recipes. The results have surprised even me. In this blog I will post recipes along with their cost analysis, prep time, pictures and alternate preparations. As a reader I invite you to post comments on the recipes and discuss with others ideas for recipe alterations or anything else.

    So, lets do this. Lets all stop wasting our money on mediocre food that someone else just put in the microwave then handed over to us. Make something delicious. Make something that fills you up. Make something that you are proud of. Make something that still leaves you enough cash to buy something else that you REALLY need or want.

    There are tons of cheap and healthy meals for even the tiniest of budgets. Some of the recipes I want to try are Almond and Peach salad, Chicken Enchiladas and the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls.

    Check out the site, its pretty cool. Anyone have any cheap and healthy recipes to share? I'm trying to get myself to spend $30 or less on all my meals for the week.
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    Nice! I'm digging this site. Lots of great ideas (plus the price breakdown doesn't hurt!).
    And I second you with Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowl.

    Curious, do you have any dietary limitations are you willing to hear all suggestions?
    Last edited by BasementBeat; 07-28-2010 at 08:52 PM.

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    Not into meat but, I like the concept..
    "Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond." ~ Hypatia

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    I am ALL OVER this one...thanks! I know that, after bills, most of my money goes into my mouth and it shows in my wallet and on my thighs...
    How will your 2019 be different than any other year?

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    Bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by khalliqa View Post
    Not into meat but, I like the concept..
    I know this is an old thread that has been bumped but I will still reply. She has vegetarian dishes on there also.
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    I'vegot to start repaying student loans now so I'm going to bump this

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    And because I have a LOT less money than I did in 2010 I am thankful for the bump!
    How will your 2019 be different than any other year?

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    Ooohhh!! If I had the energy, I would make this.

    Spinach, Mushroom & Feta Crustless Quiche



    I need someone to make this for me. *pouts*
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    Saw this today and thought of this thread...the episode isn't available online yet but hopefully it will be in a few days.

    BBC Radio 4 Food Programme: Skint Foodies

    Here are the blogs mentioned:
    - The Skint Foodie
    - A Girl Called Jack
    - NorthSouthFood
    How will your 2019 be different than any other year?

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