Introducing The Budget Bytes App, from cookbook author and winner of Saveur's Best How-To Food Blog in 2016, Beth Moncel. Beth has built a loyal following of millions of fans by delivering delicious recipes designed for small budgets on her blog Now, she's put 500 of her most popular recipes into the Budget Bytes App, complete with step-by-step photography and voice guidance from Beth herself. She'll personally walk you through every recipe, right in your kitchen. Cooking on a budget shouldn't mean canned beans and ramen noodles night after night. Welcome to the world of delicious recipes designed for small budgets.

Beth adds, “I’ve partnered with the tech-savvy team at SideChef to bring you an easy to use app packed with more features than I could have imagined. It’s like an interactive and customizable cookbook with my voice coaching you through each recipe! Cool, right??

We’ve pre-loaded the app with the 500 best recipes from years past and also loaded 300 credits into your account to jump start your access to additional new recipes in the marketplace. All new recipes from the blog will be uploaded into the marketplace where you can choose which recipes you want to load into your app. You can continue to earn free credits by simply visiting marketplace once per day, commenting on recipes, or uploading a photo of your creation.

Why am I so excited about this app? Well, let me just list a few of the super cool things it can do…
-Deliver the recipes you love faster and easier without waiting for a website (or annoying ads) to load. Plus, save recipes to personal “cookbooks” to access your favorites even faster.
-Filter recipes by price to get recipes that are the best fit for your budget.
-Adjustable serving sizes let you cook the amount that you want and reduce food waste.
-Access how-to technique videos right in the instructions so you can cook with extra confidence.
-Cook with me, in real time! We wanted to make this app extra personal, so you’ll have my voice giving you step-by-step instructions as you cook.”

What’s New

Version 3.4.5

* Fixed: back button issues
* Optimized user sign up
* Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements
Thanks for supporting Budget Bytes! Email for any feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
633 Ratings
633 Ratings
ordinarynick ,

My favorite food app

I love this app!! Easy instructions for tasty food! I am the type who doesn’t want a ton of ingredients and need to cook a meal in 20-60 minutes. This has been amazing!! Plus creative, affordable meals 😊

Lvonseg ,

Delicious, approachable recipes

I use this app quite often when I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner! The recipes are compatible with what I usually keep on hand in my pantry.

Savannahbahnanna ,


Upset that i don’t have the access to the recipes I have on the desk top version. My hope was to be able to meal plan on the go


SideChef (Holdings) Limited
101.5 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 SideChef (Holdings) Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. 250 Credits Pack $9.99
  2. 600 Credits Pack $19.99
  3. 100 Credits Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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