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 […]

4 Ingredient Healthy Banana Pancakes

healthy banana pancakes

Simple and healthy banana pancakes are getting a lot of attention these days. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and created these nutty and wholesome 4 ingredient banana pancakes. They come together in about 10 minutes, so there’s really no excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. The simplicity of these pancakes also make […]

Healthy Homemade Granola in 30 Minutes

Healthy Homemade Granola Main

I made this Healthy Homemade Granola over the weekend and it was easier than expected. For years I have been buying granola because making it at home seemed like too much work. I proved myself wrong, as this granola was easy to make and only took about 30 minutes. It’s great over yogurt, and even better in my Simple Cinnamon […]

Getting Economical


Welcome to the Economical Chef Glad you made it. My main goal is to help you save money and eat great. It’s really that simple. By checking out my site, I know that you will learn how to save a few bucks (or maybe a large handful) while cooking fresh, simple meals at the same time. The Economical Chef will […]

American-Italian Lunch

American-Italian lunch is just my new coming up after I have been eating sandwiches for lunch for awhile. I think I have had a sandwich for lunch for the past 20 years. At one point people actually called me the “Sandwich King.” I’m just kidding no one called me that. Anyways, much to my dismay, […]