Roasted Eggplant with Meat Sauce is an elegant low carb main dish that will leave you satisfied. Pair with a simple green salad for a complete meal. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Eggplant with Meat Sauce

I’m the type of person who could just eat marinara sauce with a spoon. I love it just that much. BUT that feels kind of weird so I try to find other vehicles to slather with the yummy sauce. Sure, there’s always pasta, but there are so many other options! This week I found eggplant on sale for $1.29 each (instead of per pound, which makes it a great deal!), so I cut them in half, roasted them until they were rich, tender, and caramelized, then piled an awesome homemade meat sauce on top. This Roasted Eggplant with Meat Sauce is SO GOOD.

This Black Eyed Peas Meal Prep is comfort food defined and will keep you full, warm, and cozy during these cold winter days. BudgetBytes.com

Black Eyed Peas Meal Prep

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I made a huge pot of Slow Simmered Black Eyed Peas and Greens earlier this week, and of course I meal prepped it! I kept...

This Tomato Basil No Knead Bread is the perfect partner for your winter soups and stews, and is half the cost of a store bought artisan loaf. BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Basil No Knead Bread

Alright, we’ve all been on our New Year’s diets for two weeks now, so it’s time for a little splurge, right? I mean, it’s all about balance. If you’re going to give yourself one...

Slow Simmered Black Eyed Peas and Greens is a great cold weather comfort food that is as healthy as it is delicious! BudgetBytes.com

Slow Simmered Black Eyed Peas and Greens

Oh, January. You fill me with such conflicting emotions. It’s so cold and grey outside, so I want to eat nothing but comfort foods, yet my brain is screaming, “New year, new you!” Hahaha....

Pressure Cooker Chicken Meal Prep

Hey guys! I’ve got a quick and simple meal prep for you this week, but I do have to mention that this one probably won’t be applicable to everyone because this week I used...

Keep all the ingredients for this Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Crustless Quiche on hand for an easy low-carb breakfast (or dinner!) BudgetBytes.com

Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Crustless Quiche

My freezer is way too full right now, you guys. So, the other day I set out to use up some of my frozen goods, and ended up making this Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Crustless...

These 10 Tips for Recipe Success will help new cooks decode recipes, build intuition, and make new recipes their own. BudgetBytes.com

10 Tips for Recipe Success

Cooking, or even just following a recipe, is a skill that you have to learn and continue to hone over time. It can be very frustrating to new cooks when they follow a recipe...

Spicy, aromatic, and earthy, these Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes will add an adventurous flavor to any dinner! BudgetBytes.com

Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potatoes

You guys know how I love sweet potatoes, right? They’re pretty much the perfect vegetable. They are inexpensive, shelf stable, and are sooo versatile. The fact that I can use them in both sweet...

This Maple Miso Roasted Carrot Meal prep is easy, healthy, has tons of flavor, and plenty of ways to customize! BudgetBytes.com

Maple Miso Roasted Carrot Meal Prep

I had a crew here shooting video all last week and they left me with a refrigerator full of vegetables (poor me, right?). Luckily, they were all vegetables that are pretty shelf stable, so...