Budget Bytes

Budget Bytes

By SideChef

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 3.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 79.75 MB
  • Developer: SideChef
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 50 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 100 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.



  • Nice app

    By Kate368955
    I have been a fan of Budget Bytes for a while so I thought I'd try the app. I like it so far--I like having the recipes handy at the store and in the kitchen without excessive googling or having to write things down. I just signed up so I can't speak to the login issues of others. Overall it's been so convenient for me that it's worth the price tag.
  • I hate that I have to sign up

    By Dingleberry9612
    I don't want junk mail, don't make me sign up for an app I already paid for. I like the recipes--nice photos and clear instructions, but now I can't save any. Also, the cost is fairly dishonest. Sometimes it says I need a small amount of something but I have to buy the entire package of it, which easily increases the cost per recipe by many dollars. Something to keep in mind if you think you're saving money.
  • The app is really cool, but it’s missing recipes that are on the website.

    By nickcantwaite
    What is the point in using the app if it doesn’t show all the recipes? I’ve noticed balsamic bruschetta chicken is not in the app, but it’s on the website. I didn’t see any mention of missing information in the description.
  • Beth's voice makes it personal

    By iOSGamer23
    Great having Beth's voice for recipes, it gives it such a personal feel. Love the fast easy affordable go-to recipes at my fingertips too.
  • Bad update!

    By Phoenix Nefret
    The app said to update and I updated. Now I cannot access anything without "signing up". I already receive the emails. So I signed up and now All the recipes I saved and all the cookbooks I created are all gone! Do not know if the app is worth this aggravation. Scared to start all over because another update will just wipe it out again. I had always enjoyed the recipes posted website. Not sure what to do... Otherwise, this would have been a 5 star rating because the recipes are good, the app is not. :( if things change for the better, I will update this review, if I am allowed.
  • Unresponsive

    By RobertoAndrei
    i can't create an account with my email. The app has frozen every time i try. And it also freezes when i try to skip making an account. i wish it would work, but i spent money on something that won't work for my phone. But from what i can see, the app looks beautiful!
  • Really Use App

    By Former Rofo App Lover
    I just moved out and use this to meal plan for my apartment! Great idea and very accessible. Please add more recipes.
  • Would give 0 stars. Horrible app

    By es1923
    Expensive and doesn't work right
  • Paper saver

    By Erin K. D.
    I have been religiously following the BudgetBytes blog since college when I could barely afford ramen. I love this app, especially it has been saving a ton of paper from printing out the recipes all the time. I love the step-by-step feature and the cooking timers. I've recently started eating more clean/paleo, and the recipes are very simple to make substitutions (spaghetti squash for pasta, honey for sugar, etc.). I'm really looking forward to all my favorite recipes to be added, but for now I am enjoying some new ones.
  • One flaw

    By Drjuliuskelp
    The app overall is great. Having to sit through the same tedious and unskippable tutorial every couple of weeks when the app updates is not so much fun. Please fix that.