Cookbooks Featuring Low Budget Recipes

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Low Budget Recipes and Meals

Find low budget recipes in cookbooks meant to keep your wallet and stomach full. Frugal cooks and bakers will find plenty of cookbooks offering cheap eats-the trick is to find one that fits your lifestyle.

Budget Meals, brought to you by Better Homes & Gardens, includes recipes that use cheap ingredients you can pick up at the grocery store."Cook Once, Eat Twice" tells how to make two different recipes in the same amount of time and effort as one. Nutritional information and 50 "no-recipe recipes" make this cookbook worth testing out.

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Eat Well but Eat Cheap

Learn how to Eat Cheap but Eat Well with Charles Mattocks. His book features low-cost but flavorful options like Mom's Jamaican curry with dumplings, rice and peas; ratatouille with couscous and ginger chicken with avocado. Each recipe includes a price estimate when making a dish for two-to-four people.

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The Tight Budget Cookbook

The Tight Budget Cookbook: Delicious and Nutritious Recipes for the Frugal Cook, edited by Heidi Smalheiser, offers recipes submitted by nutrition educators. Some recipes even cost as little as four cents per serving. Nutritional information and serving sizes are included in this compilation cookbook.

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Everything Meals on a Budget

Over 300 recipes are included in Everything Meals on a Budget Cookbook: High-Flavor, Low-Cost Meals Your Family Will Love by Linda Larsen. Along with the recipes, find tips for avoiding grocery store price traps and tips for food shopping.

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The 99 Cent Only Stores Cookbook

Cheap cooks everywhere will find plenty of thrifty recipes in The 99 Cent Only Stores Cookbook: Gourmet Recipes at Discount Prices by Christiane Jory. Each recipe features ingredients available at most dollar stores, making the entire recipe budget-friendly.

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Biggest Loser Family Cookbook

If you think that eating cheap means you will gain weight, think again. Creators of the successful television program Biggest Loser bring you Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget-Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love by Devin Alexander, Melissa Roberson and the Biggest Loser Cast and Experts. The recipes are perfect for fussy families, and include snack and dessert recipes that won't bust your budget or your belt.

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200 Budget Meals

Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Budget Meals by Sunil Vijayakar offers new and interesting ideas for cooking low budget recipes. Find variations on old favorites or completely new recipes to keep your tastebuds tingling while you are on a tight budget.

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$3 Meals in Minutes

Ellen Brown's $3 Meals in Minutes: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family That Can Be Prepared in No Time! offers simple, family-friendly recipes for people on a budget. The $3 per person price estimate includes a side dish and dessert, making the entire meal a cheapskate's dream.

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Cheap.Fast.Good! by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross contains over 200 simple recipes you can make quickly and cheaply. Be sure to check out the batch cooking section that includes ideas and recipes for making food for a crowd.

Regardless of your grocery shopping budget, these cookbooks will show you how to save money on your everyday and special meals.

Find other low budget recipes and cooking tips in the LoveToKnow articles budget cooking and Frugal Dinner Recipes.

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Cookbooks Featuring Low Budget Recipes