Budget Friendly Cookbook

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone is surviving this rain we are getting here in Pittsburgh by staying nice and dry. Any who have you ever heard any of these statements?

“I can’t go on a diet because it’s too expensive”


I don’t do diets because they are boring and lack flavor”


I’m sure there are countless others and even more versions of the two previous statements. Heck, I even stated before that eating healthy is clean is so darn expensive for the little bit of coins that I make. However, I have come across probably the best cookbook ever for those on a restricted budget yet it still gives recipes for quality foods.

Leanne Brown, the author of the cookbook is a Canadian transplant that moved to New York to earn her Master’s in Food Science and noticed that not only were 47 million Americans on food stamps but some of those same Americans were on a tight budget and were consuming a lot of processed foods loaded in carbs.


Crazy right?! So Brown set out to help these SNAP participants create filling, nourishing and flavorful meals on just $4 a day. Yes, you read that correctly, it says FOUR DOLLARS A DAY! I don’t know about you all but, $4 a day sounds like heaven.

Out of Brown’s passion for helping SNAP participants came Good and Cheap. Good and Cheap, which is free online contains countless recipes from breakfast to even desserts. It also emphasizes the importance of stocking your pantry with the necessary staples to make quality yet affordable meals.

A few of my favorites include Green Chili and Cheddar Quesadillas, Pasta with eggplant and tomato and fast melon sorbet.

I don’t know about you all but I don’t think I will ever let the excuse of eating healthy being too “expensive” leave my lips ever again.

Peace and Love ❤


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