Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Eat Well on $4.00 a Day

The title of this cookbook, “Eat Well on $4/Day”, intrigued me, so I bought the book. I’m always looking for a way to eat cheaper but eat well because I am retired and the food budget gets squeezed every year. There’s nothing one can do about that except get smarter about what we buy and eat.

Myself, I am leaning towards a Vegetarian-Keto-Atkins combination of eating plans plus and most importantly, reasonable portion sizes. Vegetarian eating makes the most sense because I can grow a fair amount of the veggies needed which in turn help keep the food costs down.

Is this a cookbook for Preppers? I think so. Is this book for Full-Time Van-Dwellers and Full-Time RV’ers? Absolutely!

The book is packed with very simple recipes using few ingredients and unknowingly includes long-term stored dry foods and grains you already store. They’re easy to prepare and many of your everyday Prepper Pantry items can be used to make; breakfast, soups, salads, dinner, sides, drinks and deserts.

Publishers Comments:
“By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets.

Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully.

And when you buy one, we give one!  With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food.”

Link to buy:

Check WalMart website as it appears the book there is $7.00


  1. Sounds like a very good cookbook.

    1. I'm looking forward to preparing most of them. All have very common and low cost food ingredients. There's also great color photography with full page photos of each dish.