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Easy Baked Homemade Croutons

Easy Baked Homemade Croutons

I whipped up a quick small batch of these easy baked homemade croutons this past week when I made my Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup and I thought, “I really need to share how easy these are.” Because not only do their crispy, crunchy...
recipes - 2019-09-15 16:07:15
Pesto Grilled Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pesto Grilled Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I went all Splurgy McSpurgison on this Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, but you know what" It was so worth it. And still a fraction of what it would cost to buy a fancy schmancy sandwich like this at a deli. So here it is. When you need a little...
recipes - 2019-09-13 16:08:23
Homemade Kale Pesto

Homemade Kale Pesto

I’ve made kale pesto before (Kale Pesto Pasta), but I felt like the pesto needed a post itself. I often find myself with leftover fresh kale (why does it come in such HUGE qantities"), scrambling for ways to use it up before it gets...
recipes - 2019-09-10 16:08:13
Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

This past week I was talking to a reporter from MarketWatch and as I told the story of Budget Bytes I joked about being a broke college graduate and not wanting to eat canned beans times a day. Well, I’m kind of eating my words now because...
recipes - 2019-09-08 16:07:21
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Making breakfast an event on Sunday is one of my favorite things. I’d much rather make something from scratch at home (in my PJ’s) than go wait in line for 45 minutes at a brunch spot, only to be rushed through the meal. I’ve been...
recipes - 2019-09-04 16:07:16
Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes

Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes

Do you need a Sunday baking project" Sure you do. Who doesn’t need something to bake while they’re chillin’ on a Sunday afternoon" Well, these Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes so easy that I don’t know if you can...
recipes - 2019-09-02 16:07:16
Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Making sure I get vegetables into my diet takes daily effort. But one thing I know for sure is that if I have them prepped, I am 1000x more likely to eat them. So this week I made these Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep boxes to hopefully remove one...
recipes - 2019-08-30 16:07:29
19 Refrigerator Salads for Eating Healthy On The GO!

19 Refrigerator Salads for Eating Healthy On The GO!

I talk about “refrigerator salads” a lot because they’re my favorite way to make sure I’m eating healthy even when I’m like, SUPER busy. I know I’ve turned a lot of you into refrigerator salad fans too, so I...
recipes - 2019-08-25 16:07:26
Chicken and Lime Soup

Chicken and Lime Soup

I’m a soup-all-year-long type of person. Soup is tasty. Soup is filling. Soup freezes well. And this Chicken and Lime Soup is where it’s at. The clear broth is light enough for summer, and has a deliciously spicy, sour, and salty broth...
recipes - 2019-08-23 16:09:28
Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Ever since I made that Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing a couple weeks ago I’ve been using everything and anything as a vehicle to get it in my mouth. ? One of my favorite vehicles, by far, are potatoes. So this week I made these Crispy Potatoes...
recipes - 2019-08-21 16:09:31
Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

A few months ago I made a batch of Honey Mustard Sauce and I literally could not stop dipping broccoli florets into it, so I knew right away that I just needed to make a whole Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad. This salad is incredibly simple, but...
recipes - 2019-08-18 16:09:36
King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

What am I doing over here cooking a casserole on one of the hottest days of the summer" Crazy, perhaps, but the stomach wants what the stomach wants, and mine wants King Ranch Chicken Casserole! This creamy cheesy chicken and tortilla casserole...
recipes - 2019-08-15 16:08:28
Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

With as many beans as I eat, it’s about time I started using putting the aquafaba to good use. I’ve been playing around with aquafaba for the past couple of months and I think this Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola is my favorite use so...
recipes - 2019-08-11 16:07:09
Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

One of my biggest pet peeves is having a million half-used condiments in my fridge. So if I can quickly whip up a homemade sauce with pantry staples, I’m going to do that before buying another bottle! This Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce is the...
recipes - 2019-08-10 16:07:20
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Easy dinners are my jam! I love these Sweet and Sour Pork Chops because they’re a super fast alternative to take out, they require NO chopping, you need only a few pantry staples to make the sauce, and it meal preps well. What else could I...
recipes - 2019-08-08 16:08:36
Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

I made the most amazing Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing this week and I have a looooong list of foods that I can’t wait to pour it over, but my first choice was this light but filling no-cook summer salad. This Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad...
recipes - 2019-08-05 16:08:15
Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

You guys. This Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing is not fooling around! This tangy, dilly dressing is a variation of my plain Lemon Tahini Dressing from my Roasted Cauliflower Salad, which I already loved with all my heart and soul. Well, I added a few...
recipes - 2019-08-04 16:08:46
No Churn Balsamic Peach Ice Cream

No Churn Balsamic Peach Ice Cream

Once upon a time I considered buying an ice cream machine. I’m really glad I didn’t because this simple no-churn ice cream method is almost effortless and creates ice cream that is every bit as velvety smooth and fluffy as churned ice...
recipes - 2019-08-02 16:08:17
Baked Pizza Chicken

Baked Pizza Chicken

One of the coolest things about having been blogging for over ten years is seeing how my cooking style and skills have changed through this experience. One of my first recipes to go viral was my Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken. It was a tasty recipe for...
recipes - 2019-07-29 16:08:16
Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Have you ever seen those packets of flavored tuna in the grocery store" They were on sale once and I got curious, so I bought a few. The idea was interesting, but the execution failed, IMHO. So what did I do" MAKE MY OWN. #storyofmylife I...
recipes - 2019-07-24 16:08:09
Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

I’m living off refrigerator salads all summer, what about you" Oh, you don’t know what a refrigerator salad is" It’s a salad that holds up well to refrigeration (doesn’t go limp and soggy like lettuce), and a meal...
recipes - 2019-07-21 16:07:59
Soy Glazed Eggplant

Soy Glazed Eggplant

I love taking advantage of all the fresh produce in summer and all the color and texture it brings to my plate! This week I played around with eggplant, which has a unique almost meaty texture. I gave it a quick soy glaze treatment that I’ve...
recipes - 2019-07-18 16:08:05
Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

I’ve been trying to brain storm up some easy plant-based meals lately, and this week’s creation was these Creamy Coconut Curried Lentils with Spinach, which are kind of like the creamy cousin of my Curried Chickpeas with Spinach. I...
recipes - 2019-07-14 16:07:14
Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad

Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad

Fresh corn is one of the highlights of summer. When it’s in season it’s sweet, juicy, and super affordable, so I love to take advantage! For this salad I paired fresh sweet corn with another summer staple, zucchini, and charred them both...
recipes - 2019-07-10 16:08:20
Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Off the record, I call this one “poor man’s Caprese salad” because it’s based on Caprese salad, but with all the budget swaps I’ve made, I don’t think I can get away with calling that anymore. ? Regardless of what...
recipes - 2019-06-30 16:07:27
Cucumber Mango Salad

Cucumber Mango Salad

I’m not sure there is anything more summery than this Cucumber Mango Salad. It perfectly marries sweet, sour, and spicy flavors with that whoosh of cucumber freshness, for a light and refreshing summer side dish. The salad holds up moderately...
recipes - 2019-06-28 16:07:31
Homemade BBQ Sauce (no ketchup)

Homemade BBQ Sauce (no ketchup)

It’s grilling season, so it’s only natural (and about time) that I make my own homemade BBQ Sauce! This sweet, smoky, and tangy BBQ sauce takes only minutes to make and will take your summer grilling to new heights of drooly...
recipes - 2019-06-25 16:07:21
BBQ Beef and Beans

BBQ Beef and Beans

It’s been a while since I’ve made something that was just a straight up simple comfort food, and after a super long week comfort food was definitely in order. These BBQ Beef and Beans are like the love child of baked beans and beef...
recipes - 2019-06-24 16:08:20
Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and My Stonyfield Organic Experience

Baked Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and My Stonyfield Organic Experience

I bet you’ve never had a spicy chicken sandwich with yogurt in it before! Sounds weird, but stick with me. I love using basic pantry staples in fun new ways, so when Stonyfield Organic asked if I wanted to collaborate, I was all in. I created...
recipes - 2019-06-19 16:06:55
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut Lime Dressing

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Peanut Lime Dressing

This might be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. And I only happened upon the combo by chance because I had leftover Peanut Lime Dressing and a random sweet potato in my pantry! It must be divine intervention. And now it is my duty to...
recipes - 2019-06-16 16:06:58
Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs

Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs

“Chicken and vegetables” sounds like some sort of boring diet food, but when you skewer them on a stick (food on a stick is always more fun) and drizzle them with the most vibrant and fresh chimichurri sauce, you’ve suddenly got a...
recipes - 2019-06-12 16:08:02
Flexible Recipes that Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters

Flexible Recipes that Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters

“What’s for dinner"” It’s hard enough to answer that question when you’re by yourself, but when you live in a household with multiple dietary restrictions, it becomes a nightmare. What do you do" Cook a...
recipes - 2019-06-09 16:07:19
Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad is the perfect meal prep for summer! No need to reheat, it’s light but filling, and the flavors are oh so fresh. It’s topped off with a homemade tangy, sweet, and creamy Peanut Lime Dressing to make...
recipes - 2019-06-05 16:08:09
Peanut Lime Dressing

Peanut Lime Dressing

If you want to change up your salad game, the easiest way is to use a new salad dressing. This Peanut Lime Salad dressing is sweet, savory, tangy, and creamy all in one! And vegan, too! It’s the perfect dressing for any Asian inspired cabbage...
recipes - 2019-06-04 16:07:25
Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

I’ve had a lot of questions about how to use lemon curd since posting the recipe for Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd the other day. There are a million and one ways to use it, but I think my favorite is combining it with yogurt. Something about...
recipes - 2019-06-03 16:08:33
Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd

Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd

Luscious might be an understatement. It’s kind of mind blowing how four of the most basic ingredients in your kitchen can make something so beyond delicious as this homemade lemon curd, but somehow they do. With just a small sauce pot, a...
recipes - 2019-05-30 16:08:16
Cucumber and Black Bean Salad

Cucumber and Black Bean Salad

If you need one more fresh summertime salad for this Memorial Day weekend, I’ve got ya! This light and fresh Cucumber and Black Bean Salad is the perfect side for all your summer grilling, but also works great as a taco topper, base for a bowl...
recipes - 2019-05-27 16:08:58
Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Greek yogurt gets all the glory for being a versatile concentrated source of protein that can be used in either sweet or savory dishes, but it comes at a price. We’ve all been so enamored by Greek yogurt that we’re overlooking its humble...
recipes - 2019-05-24 16:09:08
How to Cut and Freeze Pineapple

How to Cut and Freeze Pineapple

There’s nothing quite like fresh pineapple. It’s tangy, sweet, and goes equally as well with savory dishes as it does desserts. And while canned pineapple can work in a pinch for some recipes, fresh pineapple has a far superior flavor...
recipes - 2019-05-23 16:07:58
Veggie Snack Packs

Veggie Snack Packs

You know how some people carry around a gallon jug of water with them all day to remind themselves to drink water and so they can always see how close they are to hitting their one gallon per day goal" Well, I’ve been doing that with...
recipes - 2019-05-20 16:07:35
Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I’ve never really been a ranch dressing person. And definitely not one of those “ranch dressing on everything” people. But then, last January while I was doing my Vegetarian Challenge, I got hooked. I was eating vegetable snack...
recipes - 2019-05-19 16:07:08
Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale

This Spicy Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Kale is a variation on one of my favorite fast weeknight dinners, pasta + parmesan + vegetable. If you’re a Budget Bytes veteran you probably have this formula memorized, but for all my new...
recipes - 2019-05-15 16:08:29
Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce

While I was rummaging through my fridge for sauces to dunk my homemade baked chicken nuggets in, I realized the one sauce I really wanted was one that I didn’t have?Honey Mustard Sauce. Luckily, honey mustard sauce takes only a few minutes to...
recipes - 2019-05-10 16:07:52
Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

I didn’t grow up eating fast food, so I’ve never really been a chicken nugget person, but the other day, out of the blue, I got a massive craving for them. So I thought, “Challenge accepted! I’m going to make some homemade...
recipes - 2019-05-08 16:08:57
One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “one pot” recipe, but I’m really excited about this one. This One Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice is incredibly easy, requires very little chopping, and is one of those super...
recipes - 2019-05-06 16:08:20
Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

I don’t make dessert often, and when I do, I tend to make things that are not too-too sweet. Things that could easily double as a breakfast, like this Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet. Using my Homemade Cornbread recipe as a template, I added...
recipes - 2019-05-05 16:07:52
Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

It’s almost grilling season!! I kind of want to make weekend grilling a thing at my house this year, so I’m testing some recipes. I already have some fun burger recipes on the site, so I figured it was time to make an option for all of...
recipes - 2019-05-02 16:09:03
Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken

The sun is shining, Cinco de Mayo is next week, and I’m over here craving bright fresh flavors, like cilantro and lime. Okay fine, so I’m actually craving margaritas, but my body doesn’t let me drink lots of margaritas anymore so...
recipes - 2019-04-29 16:07:04
Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Ground Turkey Stir Fry

I seriously never get tired of super easy stir fry dinners! I mean, what’s not to love" Only a few ingredients, you can work in a TON of vegetables, and they’re super fast! Using ground meat makes them even easier, because...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

It’s no secret that I love spinach artichoke dip and I’m always looking for ways to make it into a legit dinner, instead of just an appetizer that I accidentally over-indulged in. For this Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken I’ve...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Parsley Pesto Pasta with Peas

Parsley Pesto Pasta with Peas

SPRING IS HEEERRRRREE! (Read that in Oprah’s excited yelling voice). As soon as that sun starts to shine and the days get a little longer I feel every cell in my body wake up and I instantly start craving super fresh flavors. This Parsley...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Tempeh Burrito Bowls

Tempeh Burrito Bowls

New day, new burrito bowl! Seriously though, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of burrito bowls, or run out of fun variations on the burrito bowl theme. This week I made my burrito bowls vegetarian style with crumbled tempeh seasoned...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls

Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls

I gave a little TLC to one of my older recipes this week, Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls! With many people avoiding meat for lent, I figured this was a good time to revisit this classic. I love “bowl meals” because there is so much...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Watch out mug cake lovers, this might just become your new go-to! This Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake is like a short cut cinnamon roll with no kneading, no rising, and no rolling required! It’s the perfect quick fix for when you need just a...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

Move over sriracha, gochujang is having a moment in the American food scene, and I’m really happy about it. These Gochujang Mushroom bowls feature sweet and spicy gochujang marinated mushrooms, quick pickled cucumbers, crunchy carrots, and...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Roasted Vegetable Couscous Meal Prep

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Meal Prep

Traveling is always fun, but I’m always so ready to get back to a good eating routine as soon as I get back. So, as soon as I got back from my trip to China I set to work preparing some meal preps. Meal preps with a LOT of vegetables! For this...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
Cajun Cabbage and Noodles

Cajun Cabbage and Noodles

Cabbage and noodles is one of those super simple, no-frills comfort foods. The flavors aren’t complex or even particularly special, it’s just straight up satisfying and comforting. A lot of people add a little smoked sausage to their...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
10 Foods I Freeze to Save Money and Reduce Waste

10 Foods I Freeze to Save Money and Reduce Waste

Reducing waste in the kitchen is one of the most important ways to keep your food budget in check. Tossing uneaten food into the garbage is just as good as throwing handfuls of cash in the trash, and I don’t know anyone who can afford that (if...
recipes - 2019-04-25 03:23:40
?Quick Fix? Broccoli Pesto Pizza

?Quick Fix? Broccoli Pesto Pizza

Welcome to another episode of Random Things Beth Makes with Leftovers in Her Fridge! This week it’s a super Quick Fix Broccoli Pesto Pizza that totally surpassed my expectations. I’m definitely going to be making this one again,...
recipes - 2019-03-17 16:08:25
Cheesy Cottage Pie

Cheesy Cottage Pie

Okay, I’m going to squeeze in one more wintry comfort food dish before the weather really starts warming up! This Cheesy Cottage Pie is chock-full of vegetables in a rich beef gravy, and topped with a layer of super smooth and creamy cheddar...
recipes - 2019-03-14 16:08:22
Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

This Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad, is light, bright, filling, and just perfect for spring (please spring, come quickly). The dressing is creamy but still light, and is bursting with fresh vibrant flavors. This salad is quick to throw together and...
recipes - 2019-03-11 16:07:11
Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

If you’re intimidated by fish, this Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes is a great place to start. Baking the fish in a mixture of tomatoes, garlic, and herbs infuses flavor, helps keep it moist as it bakes, and reduces the chances of over...
recipes - 2019-03-07 16:09:15
Hummus Breakfast Tacos

Hummus Breakfast Tacos

If you’ve been hanging around Budget Bytes for a while, you might already know how awesome eggs and hummus are together. If not, let these Hummus Breakfast Tacos be your introduction. The egg-hummus base to these tacos offers plenty of flavor,...
recipes - 2019-03-05 16:08:44
Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

I went down the rabbit hole of looking at diet or macro-friendly meal delivery services online the other day. It’s a booming business these days and I was really curious about what kind of food these services offered. What I found were...
recipes - 2019-03-03 16:08:08
Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowls

Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowls

One of the best parts about recipe testing is that when you stumble onto something good you have a great excuse to make it over and over again while you tweak the details. I’ve been enjoying variations of these Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowls...
recipes - 2019-02-27 16:08:14
Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas

Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas

This is like, “the week of quesadillas” at my house. LOL. When the concept for these super easy creamy quesadillas first came into my head I couldn’t decide whether to make them with chicken or do a vegetarian version, so I just...
recipes - 2019-02-20 16:10:04
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Y’all know how I love a good quesadilla, right" My unofficial motto is, “everything is better in a tortilla with cheese.” I have several awesome quesadilla recipes on the website already, but I wanted to make one that was...
recipes - 2019-02-19 16:09:51
Cajun Salmon Burgers

Cajun Salmon Burgers

My interest in canned salmon has recently been reignited, so I decided to start playing around with it again. I figured a good salmon burger would be a great place to start, but I wanted to make it a little more special. So, I threw some of my...
recipes - 2019-02-15 16:07:04
13 Date Night Dinner Ideas for Valentine?s Day and Beyond

13 Date Night Dinner Ideas for Valentine?s Day and Beyond

Some of my favorite emails from readers are the ones describing how learning to cook together as a couple has been a highlight of their relationship (I even got invited to a wedding once!). Every task is more fun when you do it with a friend, and...
recipes - 2019-02-11 16:08:37
Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup

Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup

It’s self care Saturday over here at the Budget Bytes house and I’m eating this super cozy Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup. With chilly temps outside I knew I wanted to make a pot of chicken soup, but decided to change up my classic...
recipes - 2019-02-10 16:08:03
Banana Flax Muffins

Banana Flax Muffins

I’m going to start this by saying that I am not an expert baker. I really don’t bake often, but I started playing around in my kitchen the other night with a bunch of brown bananas that I had, and I made these banana flax muffins that I...
recipes - 2019-02-06 16:08:26
Sesame Tempeh Bowls

Sesame Tempeh Bowls

It’s only been two days since the Vegetarian Challenge ended, but my stomach is already like, “Whoa girl, take it easy. I thought I told you before not to change things up so suddenly!” Fair enough, stomach. Here is some high-fiber...
recipes - 2019-02-03 16:07:14
Vegetarian Challenge Final Thoughts

Vegetarian Challenge Final Thoughts

Every time I do a challenge I learn so much about myself. I set out on this 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge intending to increase my vegetable intake, reduce my dependency on pasta and cheese, and build some all around healthier food habits in the...
recipes - 2019-02-02 16:07:38
?Sweep the Kitchen? Pasta Salad

?Sweep the Kitchen? Pasta Salad

Despite having a website is full of recipes, in real life at least half of my meals are “sweep the kitchen” or “throw together whatever you have” type meals. Even though they’re not exactly “recipes” I like...
recipes - 2019-02-01 16:08:02
Vegetarian Challenge Week 4 Recap

Vegetarian Challenge Week 4 Recap

Hey guys!! Four weeks down and just a few days to go! It’s so interesting to me how much my experience changes each week with this vegetarian challenge. With so much leftover food in the freezer from weeks 1-3, I scaled back my cooking even...
recipes - 2019-01-30 16:09:40
Sriracha Nooch Popcorn

Sriracha Nooch Popcorn

Salty-crunchy snacks are my vice. But since chips are silly expensive (IMHO), I keep popcorn on hand at all times. Popcorn only takes about 5 minutes to make and the flavor possibilities are endless. Nooch popcorn (popcorn with nutritional yeast) is...
recipes - 2019-01-27 16:09:26
Easy Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Easy Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

This super easy, ultra creamy, and heavily spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala is my new favorite dinner! That spicy-creamy sauce is just so ?that I have to sop up every last bit with a piece of naan. This dish comes together super fast, requires...
recipes - 2019-01-24 16:08:20
Vegetarian Challenge Week 3 Recap

Vegetarian Challenge Week 3 Recap

January is flying by! I honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing this Vegetarian Challenge for almost a month already. Week three went by quickly, as my attention was focused on chaos elsewhere, but I feel like I’m finally getting...
recipes - 2019-01-23 16:07:28
Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

While planning my menu for week 3 of my Vegetarian Challenge, I took inventory of my pantry and noted that I still had about two pounds of potatoes left over from week one that needed to be used ASAP. I decided to make a version of my Fluffy Garlic...
recipes - 2019-01-20 16:07:10
Sun Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

Sun Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

Sun dried tomatoes are a fairly expensive ingredient, but I think this recipe perfectly demonstrates how higher priced ingredients, when properly combined with less expensive ingredients, can still be used to make affordable recipes. This warm Sun...
recipes - 2019-01-19 16:08:31
Vegetarian Challenge Week 2 Recap

Vegetarian Challenge Week 2 Recap

Week 2 of the Vegetarian Challenge is complete! I can’t believe we’re already half way done! I had a completely different experience in week 2 than week one, so let’s jump right into that week 2 recap! Summary: I had a couple...
recipes - 2019-01-15 16:07:37
5 Easy Sources of Plant-Based Protein

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 this quick,...
recipes - 2019-01-14 16:07:18
Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema

These Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema are the perfect meal prep item, since they’re already pre-portioned and ready to go. There are a lot of options for toppings and seasonings with this recipe, so get creative, use up whatever...
recipes - 2019-01-13 16:06:55
Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

For week 2 of my Vegetarian Challenge, I knew that I wanted a “refrigerator salad.” By that I mean a salad that I can prepare in the beginning of the week and will hold up well in the refrigerator for several days. Building the salad on...
recipes - 2019-01-10 16:07:37
Vegetarian Challenge Week 1 Recap

Vegetarian Challenge Week 1 Recap

Welcome to the first Vegetarian Challenge Weekly Recap! Buckle up because it’s going to be a looooong post! TL;DR: This week was full of the unexpected, but I rolled with the punches and made adjustments where necessary. I really enjoyed the...
recipes - 2019-01-08 16:06:57
Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles

Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles

Many of my day to day meals are just a hodgepodge of random ingredients that I find in my fridge all thrown into a bowl or a wrap. While I don’t really consider these “recipes,” they might spark some inspiration for some of you, so...
recipes - 2019-01-08 16:06:57
Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

Here’s a little quickie for you today from week 1 of my 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge! These creamy and spicy Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps are super fast and easy to make, perfect for cold lunches to bring to work, and can be customized to...
recipes - 2019-01-06 16:07:02
Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls

Happy New Year! My 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge officially starts today and I have to say, the first recipe I made for the challenge, Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls, is pretty killer. I chose a bowl meal for my first meal of the month because...
recipes - 2019-01-03 16:08:47
Almond Dutch Baby with Ricotta and Jam

Almond Dutch Baby with Ricotta and Jam

I’ve been a little obsessed with Dutch Baby Pancakes lately. They’re just so easy and fun that they make the perfect weekend breakfast splurge. And I’m all about doing up breakfast big on the weekend. I’ve made one per week...
recipes - 2018-12-30 16:07:23
Best of Budget Bytes 2018

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 grateful for, including some really killer recipes. :) Each year I like to go back...
recipes - 2018-12-29 16:07:23
Kale Swiss and Mushroom Strata

Kale Swiss and Mushroom Strata

Whyyyy don’t we have smell-a-vision yet" I feel like if you could smell this Kale Swiss and Mushroom Strata as it baked, it would be a total game changer. Forget photos, just smell it. I’ve been eating this Kale Swiss and Mushroom...
recipes - 2018-12-22 16:07:12
Coming Soon: 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge!

Coming Soon: 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge!

You guys know how much I love a challenge, right"" I haven’t done a challenge in a couple of years, so I was kind of itching to do something new. January is the perfect time for resolutions and challenges because there’s...
recipes - 2018-12-20 16:07:11
BBQ Beef and Cabbage

BBQ Beef and Cabbage

Hi, my name is Beth and sometimes I eat weird things. But if ten years of blogging has taught me anything it’s that a surprising number of you also like to eat weird things. After all, getting experimental in the kitchen leads to some of the...
recipes - 2018-12-17 16:07:53
Cranberry Orange Cream Scones

Cranberry Orange Cream Scones

One of my favorite things about winter is cranberry-orange everything. That flavor combo is like a little bright spot in the middle of the cold harsh winter, and I can’t get enough. I decided to make my favorite mini two-bite cream scones in...
recipes - 2018-12-14 16:07:21
Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

Y’all know I’m all about the bowl meals, right" It’s pretty routine for me to just go into my fridge, grab whatever odds and ends I have, and throw them into a bowl for a meal. They usually have some sort of base (a grain or...
recipes - 2018-12-11 16:08:19
Take Out Fake Out Recipes for Busy Nights

Take Out Fake Out Recipes for Busy Nights

Take out food is so tempting because it’s fast, easy, and usually very satisfying (the most comforting of all comfort food). But it can also be a budget killer. So, when you’re tempted to dial for take out or you find yourself browsing...
recipes - 2018-12-08 16:08:25
Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

I found myself with a handful of leftover vegetables in my fridge this week, so you know what that means?STIR FRY TIME! I went extra tropical this time, to escape these winter blues, with a spicy coconut and peanut sauce, complete with fresh lime...
recipes - 2018-12-07 16:09:11
Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables

I’m all about the simple meat and vegetable dinners. By changing up the seasonings, the mix of vegetables, and cut of meat, you can have an endless number of simple go-to meals. This week I combined my favorite lemon-garlic-oregano marinade...
recipes - 2018-12-03 16:08:07
Kale Salad with Toasted Pita and Parmesan

Kale Salad with Toasted Pita and Parmesan

This salad is totally giving me life right now! While I love the warm comforting foods of winter, after a few weeks of all those heavy roasted and stewed foods I start craving fresh vegetables HARD. So today I picked up a $0.99 bunch of kale and...
recipes - 2018-11-29 16:06:30
Giant Slow Cooker Meatballs

Giant Slow Cooker Meatballs

I don’t know what it is with me and meatballs lately, but here we are again. #sorrynotsorry This weekend I made these deliciously Giant Slow Cooker Meatballs, which are a fun way to change up a simple spaghetti and meat sauce dinner. The...
recipes - 2018-11-26 16:08:20
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