Free Cheap Eats eBook Serves Up Recipes & Tips for Frugal Foodies

Saving money on food doesn’t have to be hard work. Making just some small changes can net big rewards to your pocketbook. Simple changes in the way you plan, shop, and eat can help you reduce the amount you’re spending on food. Thankfully, cutting back on the costs does not have to mean cutting back on quantity or quality.

Cheap Eats was created by the educators at Money Management International (MMI) to bring out your inner frugal foodie. Inside this free eBook you will learn how to make the most of your money when dining out, grocery shopping, and entertaining. This helpful guide also contains six complete menus to help inspire you to make meals that are inexpensive and delicious. Inspired by friends, family, and favorite food sources—both online and off—we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:
Spiced Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Strawberries

  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a double boiler, add chocolate and oil. Stir and melt until smooth.
  2. Once smooth, add cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  3. Place in fondue pot, dip strawberries, and enjoy!

Browse more delicious recipe ideas and frugal foodie tips by downloading the free Cheap Eats eBook.


Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.