With the economy and most people pulling the purse strings tighter, the book $5 dinners appealed to me. How can you make a dinner for a family of 4 with a $5 bill; is that even possible? When it comes to organic, maybe not but fresh, homegrown, locally grown or on sale – that might just help with lowering the cost of your dinner bill! When I was sent this book to review I was skeptical and thought it would be unhealthy or not filling meals but I was wrong.

I gathered a plethora of ideas, tips, recipes and strategies for eating healthy on a budget while reading  $5 Dollar Dinners and now I have to begin using what I’ve learned! Which is exciting but it is about planning and changing how you think and eat verses ordering take out or throwing fish sticks in the oven at the last minute (not that I do this…wink, wink)!

 Here is what I like best about the $5 Dinners:

It is practical. The dinners are what your family will most likely eat without fancy ingredients that the children will turn their nose up at. The strategies are realistic, like shopping with cash to stay on a budget.

It gets better…there is a great website to accompany the book for continued support, tips, ideas and printable coupons. So give it a whirl and see if you can stay on budget and eat healthy – it’s not that hard!

Why not? Great tips for free!

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