Dinner for a Dollar

How I feed my family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet for one dollar per person per meal

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
146 Pages
Reviewed on 02/22/2019
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Author Biography

Shelly is a wife, mother of 4, and author. When her son was diagnosed 10 years ago with several food allergies, she felt completely overwhelmed, believing the myth that she had to spend a fortune on food and all day in the kitchen to feed her family safe, whole foods. She couldn't find anything on the market that taught her how to eat a frugal, simple, allergy-friendly whole food, veggie-forward diet, so she created her own system that ticked all these boxes and turned it into a book to share with you.

Shelly is the founder and author of Dinner for a Dollar where she explains how she feeds her family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet with loads of fruits and veggies for $1 per person per meal. Dinner for a Dollar isn't just a book, it's a whole system, complete with detailed action points to follow along so you can start saving time, and money.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Dinner For A Dollar by Shelly Longenecker tackles the topic of food expenditure budgeting and will help readers to live a financially responsible life so that they can get out of debt, save for retirement, and hit their family's responsible goals by starting to be careful when it comes to spending money at the grocery store. The 11-step system shared by the author will help to transform their food budget by cutting down the amount of time, money, and energy spent on food. The author's personal experience of slashing her food bills and feeding her family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet with lots of vegetables and fruits for $1.00 per person per meal is encouraging and motivating to readers.

I like how the author speaks about a relevant topic in an interactive way and guides readers to think, shop, and prepare food differently so that it does not cause a dent in their pockets. The 'Action Points' in the book will help readers reflect on their food strategies and plan their food budget accordingly. The subject has been dealt with methodically and extensively, making it easy for readers to comprehend, apply, practice, and create large potential savings. The author's style is neat, simple, and elegant, which makes it easy for readers to decide what works best for them. The interactive and practical way of handling the topic makes the book entertaining till the very last page.