Budget Bytes - Recipes Designed for Small Budgets

Budget Bytes - Recipes Designed for Small Budgets

By SideChef

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 3.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 98.72 MB
  • Developer: SideChef
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 36 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.



  • 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.
  • Excited

    By Cindyloo523
    So happy to see an app for these recipes. I've cooked them for years and it will be so much easier to just grab them here in the app.
  • Happy that an iPad version is out, but it is BUGGY!

    By SeanB.
    I was excited to see that the new update included iPad support, and quickly purchased it, but I've been very disappointed with the experience. I'm using it on iPad mini 4 in 10.3.2. The screen isn't responsive and doesn't grow and shrink when switching of from landscape to portrait or vice versa.so if I'm in landscape mode and reorient to portrait, there is a large black space, taking up half the screen. Also, recipe pictures don't expand to the full frame of the screen, leaving a large white space/sidebar on the right side. The UI isn't very intuitive and it took a few tries to figure out how to get out of cooking mode. There should be a static button in a corner layered above the pictures in cooking mode that gives the option to leave that mode. Lastly, I know you want people to sign up to get metrics, but it should be optional. I don't want to be bombarded with a signup screen every time I load an app that I paid $3 for. It's highly spammy and bad for UX. It should appear once on initial load and that's it. I should also be able to save/favorite recipes locally, if I don't want to sign up for that feature, especially (again), for an app that is $3. These tactics are typical of a free app, but not paid. I hope these kinks are worked out in a future update. I've been a fan of budget bytes for many years now. I hope the app issues will mirror the high quality and effort put into the site. The UX should be seamless and not steal focus from the purpose, the awesome recipes. :) Edit: version 3.20 Same issues persist. Don't charge a premium price if you don't have a premium app.
  • Great recipes but unable to reach full potential

    By wthiw
    I love Beth's recipes but I can access all of them online... what makes the $3 worth it is the features available with an account- saving recipes and the like. Unfortunately I have been unable to sign up with an email and unwilling to sign up with Facebook and give out so much info... I really want to love this app because of how cool it is (being able to listen to recordings of instructions while I cook? Awesome!) but I feel like I am missing out because I can't create an account.
  • Missing Recipes

    By alicedarringer
    I like this app overall because I enjoy assembling cookbooks. But a large number of recipes seem to be missing. Like lemon poppy seed two-bite scones. I am looking at the recipe on the website right now but searching for it on the app results in nothing.
  • It's the first time I haven't had to think twice

    By Ov RH
    It is the first time that I have not had to think twice before buying this app. I have about three or maybe more years following your blog and has been an inspiration to me, more than recipes I learned a lot about keeping on budget, organization in all without food waste or money, and that for me is superfood. Congratulations!
  • Needs more recipes

    By Shangirl1234
    This app doesn't have the whole list of recipes that are on the website. I like the interface and saving recipes into different categories option.
  • Very helpful cooking tool!

    By ShawnaKilo
    This is a great app! I'm a long time Budget Bytes fan, and was super pleased after downloading this new app! Love all the features, like the cooking directions (including the exact amounts featured in each direction... super helpful), "cookbooks," and videos available during cooking (who knew there was a right way to core a cabbage?). My only suggestion: PLEASE add a shopping list feature! I used to love adding a recipe to my big oven shopping list, but hated navigating between browser and big oven app. Now I'm back to pen and paper. If you could add items directly from recipe to shopping list in-app, all my wildest meal planning dreams would be achieved! 💖 Otherwise, I'm loving this app!
  • Really neat app - needs more recipes

    By devpeck1
    This is a solid app with a lot of great features. But in my opinion, it needs more recipes to be worth the price. I'm sure they'll be rolling out recipes on the regular, I just don't think there's currently enough content to justify a price tag at the moment. It'll be fantastic when there's more recipes to choose from.
  • Excellent experience with excellent content

    By Newish meditator
    This app makes me excited about cooking. It's very functional during shopping and cooking. I am also loving just browsing through like the blog. Great work.