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Budget Bytes

By SideChef

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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??"

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 in Version 3.3.0

Announcing the all-new Marketplace Feature! The Budget Bytes App comes with 500 of Beth's favorite recipes pre-loaded, but now you can access new recipes and recipe bundles in the Marketplace. Earn free credits every day simply by opening the app and tapping the marketplace screen. Or if you just can't wait, purchase SideChef credits in your profile page to get new recipes right away. Can't wait to hear your feedback!


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Customer Reviews

Pay to pay more?

First off, I really enjoyed having the recipes in a better format than the blog, but the last update is terrible for loyal readers. We already paid for the app, but now we have to "earn" (pay for) more recipes. I thought it was only going to be pay upfront and get the recipes. That's an ok deal. If it was initially free and I had to pay for recipes that's not terrible either, but paying both ways? No way. Horrible way to make money. There was no mention of having to pay for additional recipes anywhere in the promo materials, either.

Great App, But Hate Micro Transactions

This app is beautiful and a great way to see all of the wonderful recipes that are offered. I happily paid the $3 for the app (and bought the cookbook). However, this whole business of micro transactions makes me feel incredibly frustrated. It's demoralizing to feel like you are being squeezed for all of the money they can get out of you, particularly for recipes that are already free on the website. I enjoyed the app, but will not be using it anymore. I will stick to using the website.

Well done!

I love the way this app is put together, and I use Budget Bytes recipes aaaalllllll the time. I actually like the way you can earn credits for more content as well. The 500 recipes are welllll worth the 2.99 the app costs, and I applaud Beth and the creators for having ways to earn access to more content rather than just straight up charging.

Budget Bytes
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3.0
  • Size: 84.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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