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Weekly Recap 11/19 - BudgetBytes.com

Weekly Recap 11/19-11/25

Alright, so I’m a little late on this one, but we had a holiday to contend with. The week before Thanksgiving I experimented with my grocery shopping a bit, and even though I’m late,...

Weekly Recap 11-11

Weekly Recap 11/11-11/17

It was SO hard to wait all week to share this with you. Why? Because in addition to my regular weekly budget, this week I had guests over for dinner for the first time!...

Weekly Recap 11-4 - BudgetBytes.com

Weekly Recap 11/4-11/10

I’m really  having fun sharing these weekly recaps with you! There are so many subtle decisions that are made throughout the week that really impact how I navigate my food intake and grocery budget....

Weekly Recap 10-28 BudgetBytes.com

Weekly Recap 10/28-11/3

Hey, it’s that time again! And boy was this a fun week. I was pretty much like a kid in a candy store while doing my grocery shopping for this week. Why? Because for...

Weekly Recap 10-21 - BudgetBytes.com

Weekly Recap 10/21-10/26

Have I mentioned yet just how much I love shopping only one time per week? It really is a game changer. I love knowing exactly what I’m going to buy (even though there’s a...

Weekly Groceries 10-7

Weekly Recap 10/7-10/13

Alright, exciting news first… In case you missed it on social media, I started a Youtube channel! After learning that I didn’t need a bunch of fancy video and sound equipment to make decent...

Week 4 Groceries

September Challenge: Week 4 and Month Summary

What-what? The September Challenge is over already? It’s so funny how quickly I went from completely dreading beginning the challenge to, “Hey! I’m going to keep doing this!” But I guess that’s why it’s important to...

Groceries Week 3

September Challenge 2015: Week 3 Summary

Okay, this whole September Challenge is going super quickly! I can’t believe I’m in my last week already. Week three went very smoothly, and I’m even contemplating continuing the challenge indefinitely. Week three’s menu felt...

Close up overhead shot of a poor man's burrito bowl with melted cheese

Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls

One of my favorite dinners from my childhood was a big bowl of rice, black beans, salsa, and cheese, or what I call “Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls.” Looking back I don’t know if that...

September Challenge 2015

September Challenge 2015

How did September get here so quickly?? For the past month I’ve been trying to decide if I was going to attempt last year’s SNAP Challenge again this year. It was a tough decision...

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap

Today I had this insane craving for cold and crunchy vegetables all wrapped up inside a fluffy pita (it’s weird how specific my cravings are sometimes). So I threw together this super simple Roasted...

Tropical Yogurt Parfaits - BudgetBytes.com

Tropical Yogurt Overnight Oat Parfaits

If you’re not on the “overnight oats” train, it might be time to hop on. Overnight oats are an amazing way to eat oats cold, which is perfect for the summer. And the tropical...

Spices

5 Favorite Bulk Bin Buys

One of my favorite places to save a dollar on food is the bulk bin section of my grocery store. Not all stores offer bulk goods, but it’s a a great feature when they do....

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup

Incase you need another reminder (who doesn’t?), Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching. May 10th will be here before you know it, so don’t be left rushing to the drug store on the day of...

If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner, this Southwest Chicken Skillet is it! Precooked chicken makes this dinner possible in about 30 minutes. BudgetBytes.com

Best of Budget Bytes 2014

  I know, I’m about a month late on this post, but so many good things happened in 2014 that I wanted to make this roundup, even if a bit late! 2014 was a...

Sriracha 2 Go

Budget Bytes Gift Guide 2014

This is kind of like Oprah’s “Favorite Things”, but the Budget Bytes edition. These are all things that I have and love or things that I wish I had and am sure I would love....

SNAP

SNAP Challenge: Final Thoughts

I want to do a final wrap up of my experience with the SNAP Challenge to record my overall thoughts and impressions. I learned so much, not only from doing the challenge myself, but from...