Back when I was a poor college student working four jobs, my sister introduced me to an amazing website called Budget Bytes.
The woman who runs it, Beth, shares absolutely delicious meals of all types. But the best part? They’re all really cheap!
Mind you, a lot of it involves shopping properly, but she walks you through that type of stuff too. What to stock your kitchen with, how to shred chicken, etc. She includes what she paid for everything, how many servings it makes, and how much the meal cost per serving.
It’s seriously my favorite.
Every time Sean and I start planning out our meals, our first stop is Budget Bytes.
With that in mind, I’d like to share our favorite recipes from Budget Bytes.
Beth graciously allowed me to share these recipes with you, and all of the photos are hers.
This was the first recipe we tried, and it’s by far my favorite.
If spicy food isn’t your thing, I don’t recommend this dish. But if it is, you’ll love it.
We always have the ingredients for this on hand, and we make it at least once a month.
2. Spanish Rice
This is another one of those dishes we always have on hand.
It’s a basic Spanish rice, but it’s delicious and goes with just about anything.
We make a big batch of it and eat it throughout the week with tacos, chicken, you name it.
Neither of us had had lentils before making this soup, so we were a bit hesitant to try this recipe.
But man, am I glad we did.
It’s awesome for super cold nights (which Michigan has a lot of this time of year), and it’s a great vegetarian option.
I’ve got high cholesterol and am therefore trying to cut down on red meat, so this is an awesome substitute for me.
You know what’s awesome?
This is one of those recipes you can put in the crock pot before work, and it’s ready when you get home. What could be more perfect than that?
And can we just talk about how beautiful Beth’s photos are? Seriously, just look at them. Amazing.
There are two things I blame on my Irish heritage: my super super pale skin, and my love of potatoes.
There are many things I blame on the six weeks I spent living in Ghana. Only one of them is relevant here: my newfound love of spicy food.
Spicy potatoes? Bam. Beth nails it.
Pair these with the Spanish rice. Just trust me.
Also, honorable mention goes to the Easy Red Enchilada Sauce that goes with these. Delicious.
Have you tried any of Beth’s recipes on Budget Bytes? What’s your favorite?