Money Saving Meals

You do not need to eat ramen if you are on a tight budget.
These are recipes that are budget friendly regardless of what is on sale.
Check back regulaly for delicious, healthy recipes that are very affordable.

Lemon Pepper Fish

Catching your fish is certainly one of the cheapest ways to eat and possibly the most fun way to eat. Cooking fresh water fish is also so simple; pretty much anyone can do it.  Depending on the size of the fish you have caught you will want to plan on 2-3 filets per person. If you want to cook other white fish this way the cooking time may just increase slightly.

Cost: Negligible

Quick tip: You can use your favorite spices on this. Feel free to make a couple different kinds at once.

Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad

This is the recipe for the side dish featured in my fresh fish video. As mentioned in the video this is a great side dish if you are camping because there is no preparation and you do not need refrigeration.  It is also delicious and cheap…two pre-requisites to be on this website.

Cost: Around $6 or less.

Quick tip: You can either buy roasted red peppers in a jar or a red pepper and roast it over your campfire.

Sangria for Summer









As we enter fresh fruit season it is the perfect time for sangria. Not to mention, there is nothing better on a hot day then sitting outside enjoying a nice icy glass.  There are a number of different ways to make sangria depending on what type of fruit you want to use.  Right now berries, peaches and mangoes all seem to be on sale everywhere.

Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon

This is a wonderful sweet potato salad recipe that I have made twice. Most recently I made it for the 4th of July and everyone loved it. This is a Bobby Flay recipe that can also be found on the food network website. The only word of caution is that if you use the full amount of vinegar it might be a little strong, so you may want to cut it back slightly.

This should always be a cheap dish no matter what week you want to make it. You can always find some brand of bacon on sale and sweet potatoes are never expensive.


Dietary Classifications: Gluten free, Dairy free