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5 Templates for Easy Vegan Dinners

The older I get the more I love meals where I can just throw whatever I have into one pot, bowl, or skillet. I’ve noticed that these “easy dinners” usually fall into five distinct...

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Whether you call it a “make-ahead breakfast” or “breakfast meal prep,” having breakfast already made and ready to be eaten on busy mornings is a lifesaver. Start your week off right by taking a...

A collage of six recipes that can use any leftover vegetable

6 Easy Ways to Use Leftover Vegetables

Did your New Year’s resolution include eating more vegetables? It’s a fantastic goal and one I get behind anytime of year, but there’s definitely a learning curve! I’m sure we’ve all had this experience:...

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Top 20 Recipes of 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to look back and reflect on everything that happened. I like to do an end of the year round up my favorite recipes so you can browse...

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5 Easy Sources of Plant-Based Protein

One of the biggest hurdles most people encounter when contemplating a vegetarian lifestyle, or even just practicing a “meatless Monday” is the question, “Where would I get my protein?” So I wanted to write...

Best of Budget Bytes 2018 with close up of food in background

Best of Budget Bytes 2018

Whoa. Did you just see that?? That bright flash was 2018, gone just as quickly as it came. 2018 was kind of a wild ride, but it left me with a lot to be...

15 travel-friendly, crowd pleasing Friendsgiving recipe ideas that everyone will love. Go potluck style with your friends this Thanksgiving! Budgetbytes.com

15 Friendsgiving Recipe Ideas

Raise your hand if you’ve got a “friendsgiving” gathering to attend this weekend! 👋 Friendsgivings are becoming more and more popular, which is awesome from a budget standpoint, since they’re often conducted more like...

Discover the best recipes of 2017 from Budget Bytes. Budget-frienly, super tasty, and guaranteed to keep your belly full.

Best Recipes of 2017

I can’t believe it’s that time already! Another year full of awesome food, gone in the blink of an eye. At the end of each year I like to put together a not-so-short list...

Fresh spinach is a nutritious and versatile ingredient, but it can be difficult to use before it goes bad. Here are 34 ways to make sure all of your leftover spinach gets used! BudgetBytes.com

34 Ways to Use Leftover Spinach

Spinach is one of my favorite ingredients because not only is it nutritious, but it is extremely versatile. In fact, I keep frozen spinach on hand at all times. That being said, I do like...

Got leftover rice? Make sure it doesn't go to waste by using one of these 7 ways to use leftover rice. BudgetBytes.com

7 Ways to Use Leftover Rice

Y’all know how I am about leftovers. I try to use them whenever and wherever I can because food waste is one the the biggest areas where you can recapture some of your food budget. While...

The Top 25 Recipes of 2016 from BudgetBytes.com

Top 25 Recipes of 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! I decided to take advantage of this “holiday hangover” day to compile my very favorite recipes of 2016. I’ve been making these year-end recipe round ups since...

20 Recipes for Leftover Cabbage - BudgetBytes.com

20 Recipes for Leftover Cabbage

I’ve been a little cabbage obsessed since discovering Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry and I always seem to have either a half or whole head of leftover cabbage in my fridge waiting to be used. Cabbage is...

22 Fast and Easy One Pot Skillet Meals to make dinner enjoyable again. Budgetbytes.com

22 Fast and Easy One Pot Meals

It’s a pretty busy week around the Budget Bytes household, so I’m just going to take a quick minute today to round up some really fast and easy ONE POT or ONE SKILLET meals for...

Top 20 Recipes of 2015 - BudgetBytes.com

Top 20 Recipes of 2015

As the year draws to a close, I naturally start to reflect. 2015 has, without a doubt, been the most fantastic year of my life. And before I launch into the top 20 recipes...

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...

Best of Budget Bytes 2014

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...

Turkey Stuffing Casserole

Thanksgiving Roundup 2013

It’s almost turkey day! I won’t be cooking a huge spread myself, but I wanted to compile a list of my favorite Thanksgiving options from years past. Hopefully this list will help you get...

Best of Brunch 2013

Have plans for a big Easter brunch this Sunday? I’ve gotcha covered! Here are some of my favorite brunch items to help you feed a bunch of hungry mouths (and help lure them away...

Teriyaki Meatballs

Top 20 Recipes From 2012

So many wonderful things have happened this past year and looking back makes me feel overwhelmingly grateful. I want to thank each and every one of you for enriching my life and giving me...

Coconut Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin recipe roundup 2012

I freaking LOVE October. Pumpkins, costumes, cider, the smell of fallen leaves, MY BIRTHDAY, and lots and lots of candy… what’s not to love? In celebration of October and all things pumpkin, I’ve put...

Top Ten Freezer Meals

Top 10 Freezer Meals

So, I was sitting on my porch yesterday when my neighbor wandered up looking rather forlorn and wistful. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I’m hungry and too tired to go pick up food or make...

Teriyaki Salmon

Top 20 Recipes From 2011

Wow, so 2011 went by fast, right? As I was scrolling through the recipes from this year I couldn’t believe that I made some of these in 2011, they feel like ages ago! People...