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!”



6 Allergy-Friendly Potluck Ideas

I love a good potluck!!!! Not only do I love to experience the variety of other peoples cooking, but I love the community aspect of it. People coming together to share in the burden of feeding each other is my kind of a good time.However, as a family with food...

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Gift Giving

simple, practical, thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts for $5 or less. This time of year, on every facebook group I am in, I am reading - “What are you guys doing for teacher gifts? Neighbor gifts? Friend gifts? Hostess gifts?”. It’s the season of giving and we want to...

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Instant Pots…Are They Black Friday Worthy?

Thanksgiving – Dinner for a Dollar Style Can you believe Thanksgiving is this month???? It’s no secret that Black Friday and Thanksgiving have become inextricably connected. So, I felt like Thanksgiving would be remiss without mentioning Black Friday. We are a pretty...

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Budget

Welp… it happened… November 1st rolled around and everyone is talking about the Holidays! All the buzz has gotten me into the Thanksgiving Spirit. I wanted to share with you how we do Thanksgiving – Dinner for a Dollar Style by making November all themed around...

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Pantry Check Challenge

Last week, Jenny Welsh of Home After Three shared with us all about how to get our pantries in tip-top shape. Check it out here! At Dinner for a Dollar Headquarters, I have zero interest in Pinterest worthy pantry modeling. I have no time for that. But I do know that...

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Organizing Your Pantry Made Simple

There are few things that can break your eat at home resolve faster than an unorganized pantry. Who needs the stress of searching for ingredients when you can just order a pizza? Not to mention, the chaos of snack time when you have kids running between activities...

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