Dinner for a Dollar

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

“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.”


“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!”



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...

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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...

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Saving Money on Food Allergies

Once a month, I plan to share a blog just for people with food allergies. If you don’t have food allergies in your home, stop right now for a moment of gratitude. Be thankful! And then, consider sharing this with any friends or family you know that deal with allergies...

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Why I Can’t Tell You What Your Food Budget Should Be!

You’ll probably be annoyed to hear that I can’t tell you what your budget should be. Frustrating, I know! I wish I could. It would make everything so much easier. But, let’s take a minute and think about all the variables that go into food budgets: Total dollars...

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Spend Less and Eat Better in 2020

So you want to eat better and spend less money in 2020 - Now What???? If you’re like most people this time of year, you have set some resolutions for 2020. Something about the fresh New Year gives us a dose of hope – that the next year can be better than this one was....

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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...

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