31 Ways To Save On Your Grocery Budget: Tip #19

TIP #19 - Use Recipes With Few Ingredients

When we first got married, I thought being a good wife meant having a "gourmet" dinner on the table every night. Then I came to realize that my hubby liked the ordinary meals just as much. Whew! :)

When I started picking recipes with just a few ingredients, I noticed that not only did my grocery bill start dropping, but so did the hours I'd spend in the kitchen! The meals were easier to fix and I didn't have all that clean-up work either! And to be honest, the meals were just as good!

What's even better? When I do make a "gourmet" meal now, it's even more special! It's almost like eating in a nice restaurant...at home!

One of my favorite discoveries was a recipe book with not only few ingredients but also...for the crockpot! Double Bonus! It's called Fix-it And Forget-it 5-ingredient Favorites

When I did a search, I also found these, but I do not own them so I can't give you any kind of review on them. (Something to research at the library!)

5 Ingredients or Less! Fresh Recipes for Every Season Plus Clever Tips for Celebrating Every Day (Gooseberry Patch)

5-Ingredient Favorites: 700 Favorite Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less (Better Homes & Gardens Cooking)

Do you have any favorite "few ingredient" cookbooks?


  1. I love my "Six Ingredients or Less: Pasta and Casseroles" and "Six Ingredients or Less: Crockpot." They even have some bonuses in them for cookies and such.

    One of the best gifts ever!

    Also, I love e-mealz.com because you can choose all different plans and they help with recipes. I don't always follow the menu, but one subscription for 3 months gave me tons of new recipe ideas and they didn't have a ton of ingredients in them :).

  2. OOh, great ideas Jaycie!!! I have to get some of these cookbooks!!!!


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