Emily Pimpinella, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist



Economic Eating

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM

I don’t know about you but, for me, eating well is one of the first things to lapse when I am stressed. I don’t like to spend a lot of time and money on cooking either, and I’ll admit to resorting to frozen pizzas more than I probably should. I found this amazing blog by Beth Moncel that I wanted to share that has made cooking so much easier for me. I became familiar with Budget Bytes when I was looking for a good cookbook. I wanted something that had a lot of variety, but wouldn’t have me running around to find random ingredients that I would only use once and then never again. I absolutely love the cookbook and my copy is quite dog-eared, somewhat food spattered, and messily annotated. I have quite a few favorite recipes that I keep coming back to. Many of them use similar ingredients so if I buy, say, a bunch of cilantro, I can use it in multiple dishes instead of just using a little for one dish and then not knowing what to do with the rest. I also like that she is mindful of pricing, and her advice helps you to learn how to eat well without spending a fortune. I liked the book so much that I wanted to find out if the author had written anything else, which brought me to her website. You can spend hours on there without getting bored. Her work has taught me so much and has made cooking fun. Take a look and remember that nourishing yourself is part of self-care!


Budget Bytes

Categories: Food, Book Review