Saw me on FOX 10 News?

Click here to get your free video series on how to save money on groceries right now.

Sensible Food Solutions in Senseless Times


Click here to get your free video series on how to save money on groceries right now.  

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.

Start Here

As Seen On

“How to Shop for Groceries Every Two Weeks!”

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.”



3 Ways to Make Fruits and Vegetables Last 2 Weeks

With the threat of COVID-19 heavy on our minds, many of us want to grocery shop less – in order to reduce our exposure to the virus.   But, many of us don’t want to reduce the amount of fresh produce we are eating. I am here to share the good news that it is possible...

read more

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)...

read more

My #1 Whole Food Time Saving Hack

You all know that I love to save money on whole foods. But, what you may not know is that saving time in the kitchen is AS IMPORTANT TO ME AS SAVING MONEY!!! Our family life is FULL!!!! With 4 kids at home and 2 full-time businesses to run, we do not have time to mess...

read more

What to Do When You’re Sick of Cooking

Cooking Fatigue   The Holidays are fast upon us. With the end of year deadlines, finals, school musicals, work and church parties, family gatherings, friendly get-togethers and the quest to find the perfect gift for that special someone, this is a time of year...

read more

Valentine’s Day Dinner – Dinner for a Dollar Style

Here at Dinner for a Dollar, we love holidays. We love holidays because we love food! Holidays always mean good, special food is coming! For our everyday cooking, we aim to keep all our meals under $1 per person. But, a couple of times a month, we like to splurge on...

read more

How to Eat Out Less in 4 Simple Steps

Stop Eating All of Your Money!    Ok – I know – we all have to eat. And, eating is expensive!!! It takes a lot of time, energy, and money to make sure everyone is well-fed. But, as Americans, we are – on average – spending too much money on what we are putting in...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This