Brown Bag Sandwich

One of the most economical moves you will ever make in your life is packing your own lunch. Bold statement, but brown bag sandwich it can save the average Joe $20-$30 a week. That’s about $100 a month or a whopping $1,200 a year… Math. Anyways, the Economical Chef is all about saving money, so […]

The 5 Best Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

The 5 Best Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is upon us, and so is pumpkin season – for better or worse. The list of products (and I said products, not food) containing pumpkin or pumpkin spice gets longer and longer each year. Some of the recent “highlights” include pumpkin deodorant, pumpkin spice toothpaste and pumpkin Pringles. It’s a weird list. To try […]

Five Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas – Perfect for Traveling

Five Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

Traveling is a great way to explore, relax and fun have. Traveling can also be a strain on wallet, though. Between the flight, hotel, and many other expenses, I often forget to factor in how much I will be spending on food. Eating out on vacation is usually part of the whole experience, but that […]

Top 11 Economical Kitchen Tools

Top 11 Economical Kitchen Tools

I have officially been creating recipes on Economical Chef for 7 months now and cooking for myself much longer than that. I’ve used a lot of different kitchen products during that time and have discovered some great tools. I’ve also, unfortunately, discovered some not so great tools. I thought it would be useful to share […]

Economical Travel Tips: 5 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

Economical Travel Tips

Traveling is fun, there is no better way to put it. Nothing beats exploring new cities, parks, beaches and restaurants. The downfall is that traveling can also be very expensive. This month I am taking a trip to the Southwest United States to explore some national parks. I am beyond excited, but naturally also looking to […]

Five Spring Recipe Ideas to Make This Year

Five Spring Recipes to Make This Year

The weather is finally warming up and I am beginning to crave some fresher, Spring recipes. To get motivated for this new season I put together a list of Five Spring Recipe Ideas to Make This Year. If you haven’t seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall then that meme went right over your head. You should check it […]

Food Truck Economics: Breaking Down the Revolution

Food Trucks Economics Main

Food Truck economics check out. Not only do Food Trucks churn out awesome and unique food, they are also extremely economical; helping both chefs and patrons everywhere. Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down. Food truck economics broken down. A modest food truck (fully decked out with cooking equipment) will run you anywhere between $30,000 and $100,000. […]