Welcome to Dinner for a Dollar

Where I show you how I feed my family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole-food diet with loads of fruits and veggies for $1 per person per meal. It’s not a theory! I have been doing it for years. Come on in and I will show you how.

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What People Are Saying

“This book has literally been life changing. Prior to reading this book, I was spending between $140-$200 per week. My budget for groceries each week was $120. I wasn’t shopping any sales, and each time I bought groceries I ended up throwing a ton of food from the previous week away. This book completely changed how I shop, and I am consistently staying under $120 each week!
As a stay at home mom, it’s so important to save as much money as I can while grocery shopping. Shelly has helped me to do just that! The best part is that the plan can work for anyone, no matter what kind of food you eat or what diet you follow. Even if you use just one of her tips, you will save money! The book is easy to read, so easy to follow, and her sense of humor definitely shines through. I cannot recommend this book enough!”


“I considered myself pretty savvy when it came to saving money on groceries for my family – I know how to shop the deals, and have even done some extreme couponing over the years. But Shelly teaches a unique system for grocery shopping that lets you save a ton of money on fresh foods, without the hassle of coupons, and best of all – it’s totally realistic and doable for a busy mom with a million things going on. The Dinner For A Dollar system takes your available time, energy, and priorities into consideration, and still lets you save crazy amounts on food.”



Back to School: Lunches for Kids with Food Allergies

Got a kiddo with food allergies and not know what to pack in their lunches?  I know how hard it can be to pack lunches for kids with multiple food allergies. When we transitioned from homeschooling to doing school outside the home, one of my biggest struggles was...

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The BEST Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Bread

Does your household have multiple food allergies? Have you been looking for an allergen-free loaf of bread that’s both tasty and holds up without crumbling? With back to school on the horizon, do you need a good sandwich bread that won’t break the bank? If so, look no...

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4 Ways to Feed Your Family When It’s Hot Out!!

Are you wondering how to feed your family now that it's 1000 degrees out? Ok – so it might not actually be 1000 degrees out there, but it seriously feels like it around here. This week, it hit 111º  F with 30% humidity and we all felt like we were living on the...

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Reducing Food Waste – A Group Effort

In the Dinner For A Dollar Facebook Group, we just wrapped up our first #FridgeCheck Challenge! This was such a fun way to inspire our members to follow one of the core principles of the Dinner For A Dollar system – cutting down on food waste (and thus your food cost)...

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Dad’s Place in the Kitchen

Did you know that studies say only about 43% of men in the US cook at home regularly, as opposed to around 70% of women? We’re usually the ones handling the budget, doing the grocery shopping, and cooking the meals for our families. But.... Those same studies show...

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