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!”



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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2019 IPPY Award Winner!

Dinner for a Dollar, by Shelly Longenecker, was just awarded the 2019 Silver Medal in “Best Adult Non-Fiction Informational E-Book” in the 23rd Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards or IPPY Awards.With the tag line, "Recognizing Excellence in Independent...

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How to Feed Your Family When Life is Hard

Sometimes life is hard. Am I right? Sometimes it’s a little hard…sometimes it's medium hard…and sometimes it’s a lot hard. There seems to be no real way to avoid this. It’s just the nature of living on planet earth. Even when we make good choices, sometimes hard...

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Easter Ham – What To Do With The Leftovers

Easter is right around the corner and, for about 70% of Americans, that means you are cooking an Easter Ham.  If you’re providing the ham, you may be wondering what you’re going to serve – after Easter – with all those ham leftovers. We serve ham year-round - we don’t...

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