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!”



5 Steps to Stress Free Back-to-School Breakfasts

As a mom of 4, I totally get the back-to-school hustle. Between carpools, homework, and extracurriculars, it is easy to get overwhelmed.  One of the hardest parts of transitioning to send my kids to school outside the home was dealing with the morning routine. Getting...

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

this blog contains affiliate links This week, a heat wave is sweeping the nation. I know we are feeling it here – with temps over 110 all week long. GAH! The last thing we want to do is cook. But, no matter how hot it is outside, everyone still needs to eat!  So, how...

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Reducing Food Waste – A Group Effort

Starting this Wednesday, May 6, in the Dinner For A Dollar Facebook Group, we’ll be launching our second annual #FridgeCheck Challenge! This is such a fun way to inspire our group members to follow one of the core principles of the Dinner For A Dollar system – cutting...

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Purchase Large Cuts of Meat to Save Time and Money on Food

This is one tip I use all year long. Purchasing large cuts of meat will save you time and money on food - it's a foundational strategy of the Dinner for a Dollar system! Listen to learn how it helps you save time and money, and how you can use the meat in multiple...

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