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10 Best Frugal Cooking Blogs of 2014

BadCredit.org Staff 10/5/15

Food is a significant part of any budget regardless of your income level.

Fortunately for you, we’ve collected the 10 best frugal cooking bloggers on the Web to show you how to eat on the cheap.

$5 Dinners


Bragging rights: She offers coupons, recipes and how-to’s

Erin Chase is known as the $5 Dinner Mom. After she began couponing in 2008, she realized how much she loved the challenge of getting her meals for a single Abraham Lincoln. She shares her tips in her blog and original cookbooks.

Social Clout: 21,460+ Twitter followers

URL: 5dollardinners.com

Good Cheap Eats


Bragging rights: She “acts her wage” and still eats well

How can you cook for six kids in Southern California on only $800 a month? Just listen to what FishMama has to say. Not only will she teach you how to eat cheap, but she’ll teach you to eat well. She even sorts her recipes to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Social Clout: 7,200+ Twitter followers

URL: goodcheapeats.com

Eating Richly


Bragging rights: eat on a budget of $100 each month

When a “freakishly frugal foodie” joins a “wonderfully weird web-implementer,” the result is a user-friendly blog that tells you how to eat rich even when you’re not. They even offer vegetarian and gluten-free recipe options!

Social Clout: 2,015+ Twitter followers

URL: eatingrichly.com

The Law Student’s Wife


Bragging rights: good for you and your soul

Erin Clarke realized with her husband studying law, she would have to make their dinner budget-friendly. She breaks down her recipes into different meals so you can find something cheap and delicious for any time of day!

Social Clout: 1,545+ Twitter followers

URL: thelawstudentswife.com

Poor Girl Eats Well


Bragging rights: embracing the “$25 Shopping Cart”

Champagne taste with a “Two-buck chuck budget” could make things difficult. That’s why Kimberly Morales is here to share experiences. She knows how to make a good meal out of just about anything, and she’ll teach you how to do the same.

Social Clout: 4,145+ Twitter followers

URL: poorgirleatswell.com

Budget Gourmet Mom


Bragging rights: She raises her own beef

Four boys and a husband means a lot of hungry mouths to feed, but Krista Dearden makes it look easy. She shares her recipes for different meals – including those 400 calories and under – as well as weekly grocery deals.

Social Clout: 2,070+ Twitter followers

URL: budgetgourmetmom.com

BrokeAss Gourmet


Bragging rights: She has a TV show based off her life

Gabi Moskowitz only posts recipes that cost under $20, so you can treat yourself without breaking the bank. She’s also the inspiration for Gabi on the ABC Family show “Young and Hungry.”

Social Clout: 5,635+ Twitter followers

URL: brokeassgourmet.com

Hillbilly Housewife


Bragging rights: more than 13,600 likes on Facebook

Susanne knows what it means to be in debt. She actually began eating cheap and cutting her grocery bill so more of her money could go toward other financial issues (which she also offers tips for). If you’re looking for a role model, it’s her.

Social Clout: 5,920+ Twitter followers

URL: hillbillyhousewife.com

Budget Bytes


Bragging rights: contributing writer to Parade.com

As a food lover and number cruncher, Beth Moncel likes to keep both her stomach and wallet full. Not only does she offer recipes, but she also provides resources that help beginners make dinner on a dime.

Social Clout: 4,495+ Twitter followers

URL: budgetbytes.com

Frugal Foodie Mama


Bragging rights: searchable recipes for easy finding

Carrie R. is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom and blogger. Learning to live on one income wasn’t easy, which is why she shares her recipes and tricks for being not just budget conscious but “fabulously frugal.”

Social Clout: 3,420+ Twitter followers

URL: thefrugalfoodiemama.com

Photo sources: 5dollardinners.com, facebook.com, eatingrichly.com, thelawstudentswife.com, budgetgourmetmom.com, brokeassgourmet.com

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