Delicious recipes designed for small budgets. Get 500 of your favorite Budget Bytes recipes in an easy to use mobile app, with adjustable serving sizes, step by step photos, built-in timers, voice instructions, and more!


Hi guys! I'm so excited to finally introduce you to the new Budget Bytes mobile app! Now you can access your favorite Budget Bytes recipes quickly and easily from your mobile device!  

Why am I so excited about this app? Well, let me just list a few of the super cool things you can do with the app…  

• Access the recipes you love faster and easier without waiting for a website (or annoying ads) to load. • 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. • Adjust serving sizes to 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. • Use built-in timers keep you on track as you cook. • Share comments and photos of your recipes with other app users.  

We've loaded the app with 500 of the most popular Budget Bytes recipes to start, but more will be added weekly! All new recipes from the blog will be loaded into the Marketplace, where you can pick and choose which recipes you want to load into your app. Continue to receive new recipes for free from the marketplace using credits that you earn as you use the app. Every account starts with 300 credits, but there are four ways to earn more credits:

• Leave a comment or review of a recipe and earn 5 credits. • Add a photo of your awesome creation and earn 10 credits! • Simply Tap o the marketplace once per day to earn a credit. • Tap the marketplace seven days in a row and earn a bonus of 20 credits!

Regular use of the app should supply you with plenty of credits to use to load your favorite new recipes into your app. Of course if you're all about instant gratification, or want to help support development of new features on the app, you always have the option to purchase bulk credits. 

If you have any questions, technical issues, or suggestions, we love to hear them! Please send all comments and inquiries to the app team at: budgetbytesapp@sidechef.com



Here's a quick walk-through of some of the main features in the Budget Bytes app.


Share Comments and Photos

Upload your own photos and comments for other users to see.

Email Ingredient Lists

Find a recipe you want to make today? Simply email the ingredients to yourself or a friend for quick access at the grocery store.

Convert Units

Prefer metric units? Auto-convert all measurements in your settings panel.

Save Your Favorites

Save your favorite recipes in custom "cookbooks" for easy access and organization.

Adjust Serving Sizes

Cooking for 2 or cooking for 12? Auto-adust ingredient amounts based on number of servings.

New Recipes Weekly

New recipes from the blog are available for download in the app's marketplace.

Question, comments, concerns? Email us at budgetbytesapp@sidechef.com