Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes

By SideChef

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 3.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 103.00 MB
  • Developer: SideChef
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 454 Ratings


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 www.budgetbytes.com. 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?? Make sure you’re logged in while using the app and once per day you can earn credits from commenting, uploading a photo, or simply visiting Marketplace. Our goal is that through regular use you’ll earn enough credits to get all the new recipes you want without requiring any purchases. …But if you’re into instant gratification, the option to purchase bulk credits is always there. ;)" 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.



  • Frustrating

    By twoisforjoy
    I find it really frustrating to find a great recipe on the blog and not be able to find it because it isn’t available on the app. I purchased this first thing because of the great blog but am really disappointed they have since added recipes that need to be paid for. Even with free credits. That was added after I purchased the app. I’ll stick with the blog on my desktop.
  • Disrespects fans of the blog

    By 80dayslover
    As an app developer, it is a deeply negative experience to have found out that I need to pay for additional recipes after already paying $3. The app developers and the author were not honest and did not do enough user testing with the audience of the blog and have only alienated their core audience. The only way to rectify this is to make it free and ad supported, and have the option of purchasing a premium version with all extra recipes included. You are getting valuable feedback here - don't be arrogant and not listen to your fans here, or else your brand is gonna be sullied.
  • Fabulous app!

    By Tutucity
    Very pretty, clean & useful app. Great for meal planning when I’m out & about.
  • Love!

    By @Bethany89
    This app makes meal planning so easy and cooking dinner hasn’t been easier or more affordable and not to mention- delicious!
  • Favorite App

    By AC80222
    I use it almost daily! I love the variety & simplicity of these recipes. Almost everyone single one of them is a winner. The app is easy & reliable.
  • Pretty awesome though could use some proofing

    By ihatereviewprompts
    Some of the recipes are missing information from the website or the recipe has incorrect quantities. Otherwise it’s awesome.
  • Great for delicious meals made easy!

    By DoodleBug77
    Easy app to use. Excellent source for delicious meals with easy to follow directions and pictures!
  • Great Recipe App, Easy to Unlock Recipes

    By احب العربية
    I really enjoy this app. It is super easy to find what I’m looking for. There are tons of free recipes, and even the ones you need credits for are still cheap. You get started with 300 credits and each recipe costs only 10. You get more credits by using the app daily. My favorite part of the credit system is that you can look at the ingredients list before unlocking the recipe. A longer recipe list or one with lots of ingredients I don’t have will often cause me to choose a different recipe, so I really like that I can see that before using my credits. I love the step-by-step instruction pictures. I really helps clarify anything I have questions about. I wish I had this app a decade ago when I was starting out on my own!
  • Pay to give to get a sample until you divvy up an email or Facebook

    By Manga avatar dress up
    Not into paying for an app, and then having to give an email before content is unlocked. There are better apps that are free, like mealime, that don't need you to violate your privacy.
  • love this app

    By CassieCreason
    i use budget bytes almost daily. i only wish there was a login on both laptop and mobile. otherwise it’s 10/10.