Friday, July 3, 2009

My favorite frugal food resources

I have been interested in, and blogging about, frugal food for quite awhile now. If you look on the side, you can see some of my favorite healthy and/or frugal food blogs. It's something that I've worked on for years. I'm the one reading about folks $1 a day challenge, $30 a week cooking, and challenges on living on food stamp budgets.

For me, it all started with The Complete Tightwad Gazette. But it's moved on from there.

So here are a couple of other good resources. Both of these sites have e-books that you can purchase (and I have). They are very good books that teach you how to shop and/ or cook more frugally and healthfully.

Angela has a huge family and does an amazing job with feeding them for less. Her book is filled with tips on how to keep a price book, shop properly, and cook from scratch.

The cook for good website gives meal plans, grocery lists, and recipes that show you how to feed your family for just over a dollar a person per meal. While I generally feed my family for this amount already, I'm always on the hunt for new recipes, tips, and inspiration. And I definitely got them here!


Amy B said...

Thanks for the links. I have just purchased the Cooking for Good ebooks, on your recommendation. they look great.
It's comforting to know there are actually people out there who have a handle on cooking healthily on a budget. Where I work (a call center for a travel service) people rely on cheap frozen meals or expensive take-out - Americans seem to have lost our cooking and meal planning skills! We are out- sourcing feeding ourselves. Thanks again for the links. I enjoy your blog.

Marcia said...

I like that quote - outsourcing feeding ourselves. It is so very true.

I do like the occasional frozen veggie burger or takeout burrito, too. What I really liked about the Cook For Good method is that it's methodical. I switched from part time to full time work a few months ago (adding 10 work hours per week). Cooking up a pot of beans has been a HUGE help.