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30 Best Websites And Apps That Will Save You Money On Almost Everything

30 Best Websites And Apps That Will Save You Money On Almost Everything

In these tough economic times, most of us are doing what we can to save money. There are many websites that can help you do just that, and you can often get a lot of stuff for free. Here are 30 of the best websites in the world that will help you save money on just about everything:

1. Five Dollar Dinners: Recipes, Printable Coupons

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    Find recipes for family meals that only cost $5 or less to make and save money on your grocery bills. Check out saving strategies, coupon database and browse recipes by ingredients.

    2. PaperBack Swap: Trade Used Books for Free

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      Take those old books you’ve already read and trade them for some you haven’t read. It’s so easy to use PaperBack Swap: just list books you’d like to swap with other club members. Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. It is that it’s totally free!

      3. Savored: Free Way to Make Online Reservations and Pay Lower Prices

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        Get restaurant free reservations and save money on your bills so you can afford to dine out more often. Site is designed well and extremely easy to use. Savored is a Groupon company, so it will help you save up to 40 percent. Just choose the city, number of people and date!

        4. Gazelle: Sells and Recycle Electronics

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          Don’t throw away your old electronics. Trade them on Gazelle and make money: select your device and get an offer in just a few steps. There is no risk at all and Gazelle offers free shipping!

          5. FreeCycle: Changing the World One Gift at a Time

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            Find a network of people who are trading free goods in their own communities. Freecycle has 7,888,541 members all over the world. It is free to use. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box.

            6. Free Printables: Printable Labels, Gift Tags and Note Cards

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            Free printables

              This is a Pinterest board with amazing DIY design ideas. You can save a lot of money when you use it for coloring books, calendars, cards, and other printed items.

              7. CellSwapper: Get Out of Your Cell Phone-Mobile-Wireless Contract

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                Switch or give away unwanted cell phone plans without worrying about breaking contracts or additional fees. Here is the service idea: you post your cell phone plan details online and attract buyers; somebody takes over your wireless contract and you become 100 percent contract free! CellSwapper has great customer support.

                8. Trusted Cleaner: Find Your Local Professional

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                  Find the best cleaning companies in your area, as well as the best deals on cleaning services. To find a list of recommended cleaners in your local area just enter the service you require and your location. Choose from carpet cleaning, home cleaning, gutter cleaning, office cleaning, and many other services.

                  9. Camel Camel Camel: Amazon Price Tracker

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                    Get the price history of any item on Amazon, and be alerted when items go on sale. You can easily create Amazon price watches, it is free! Camel Camel Camel has extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome called The Camelizer.

                    10. Money Saving Mom: Intentional Finance. Intentional Family. Intentional Business

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                      Here you will find money-saving tips, as well as coupons and weekly deals on household items. What you’ll find at MoneySavingMom: Deals, Steals & Coupons; Money-Saving Tips & Frugal Ideas; Deals at Your Local Stores; Coupon Database. Website goal is to tell you about practical ways to help you save money in everyday life.

                      11. ThredUp: The Largest Online Consignment & Thrift Store

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                        This is an online consignment store for women and children. Instead of tossing out kids’ clothing that has been outgrown, simply sell it on consignment and get some of your money back. ThredUp donate proceeds from the items they do not accept to charities like Teach for America. Orders over $50 ship for free. If you want to return an item they will refund you. Just return it within 30 days.

                        12. GasBuddy: Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada

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                          Find out where to find the best prices on fuel in your area. Join now, and get a chance of winning a $100 gas card by reporting gasoline prices. GasBuddy also provides historical gas price data, charts and statistics.

                          13. Swap a DVD: Movie Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Used DVDs

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                            This is the same as PaperBack Swap, but you are trading movies instead. List movies you’ve already watched. Once a DVD is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, you may choose from 255,333 available movies! However, a 49-cent swap fee applies to receiving DVDs. DVDs you request are mailed to you postage-paid.

                            14. Supercook: Recipe Search by Ingredients You Have at Home

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                              Find money-saving recipes that using the items you already have in your kitchen. Just click any ingredient to focus on and you’ll get the list of recipes.

                              15. The Krazy Coupon Lady: Extreme Couponing

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                                This is a giant database of printable and mobile coupons, as well as deals from national retailers. Also the sites has a huge Tips section with the DIY, Family, Money, Home, Recipes, Style, Travel information.

                                16. SecretSales: Secret Sales, Discount Designer Clothes Sale

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                                  Get the lowest prices on luxury gear from Burberry, Firetrap, and other fine retailers. Experienced team of buyers work with over 600 brands to bring you new sales every day. The best selection of products across a range of categories including fashion, accessories, beauty and homeware. Mostly sales last between 2-4 days and have discounts up to 70 percent off, so you’ll need to be quick!

                                  17. Yapta: Track Flight Prices and Check for Airline Refunds

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                                    You will be alerted in real time when the prices go down on airline and hotel prices so you can have the most economical vacations. Yapta has an app to track flights and hotels, with real-time iPhone alerts.

                                    18. Temptalia: Beauty Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup

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                                      Find high quality copycat versions of your favorite high-end makeup brands at affordable prices. Temptalia was founded in October of 2006 by Christine Mielke. SIte is a global reference and resource for beauty enthusiasts featuring in-depth reviews, photos, swatches, tutorials, and beauty tips.

                                      19. Superior Resource: Print Shop

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                                        Do you need to get anything printed? Superior Resource is the best way to save money on printing and get the best result. Superior Resource provides printing on all kinds of invitations, brochures, envelopes, stationery,  labels, pocket folders, annual reports, also large format pieces can be printed.

                                        20. AirBnb: Vacation Rentals, Homes, Apartments & Rooms for Rent

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                                          Save money on vacation rental properties with AirBnb! Find cheap accommodations: rent a room, apartment, house, or even a castle. Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Airbnb connects people in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries.

                                          21. Swap: Swap, Sell and Buy Pre-Owned Kids’ Items

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                                            This the world’s largest swap marketplace, with 1.2 million members worldwide. Swap books, CD’s, and other media to get new stuff and get rid of old stuff. You can pay for the items with your own items. You can also buy or swap items from multiple users and combine them into one shipment.

                                            22. FashionVouchers: Fashion Voucher Codes, Fashion Sales and Fashion Deals

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                                              Get vouchers for shops as well as online stores and get the latest looks at low prices. It’s really easy to use FashionVoucers: you can browse all vouchers, check out the top 10 vouchers, browse all stores, and even find vouchers by category.

                                              23. Made: Great Design Direct From the Makers

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                                                Save as much as 70% off contemporary furniture designs when you buy directly from the manufacturers (No warehouses! No physical stores!). Special features of Made are grouping order, real time tracking and fuss-free returns.

                                                24. HomeDiscount: Everything For The Home Up To 75% Off

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                                                  You can save as much as 75 percent off items for the entire home, including the bathroom and kitchen. They are so confident of their low prices, that site offers a Price Match Service. HomeDiscount has a huge selection – over 20,000 products.

                                                  25. Visitbritain: Destinations and Attractions Throughout England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

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                                                    Find the most fun and least expensive activities for economy vacations in Britain. Visitbritain has over 150 Britain products in their online shop: from transport tickets to popular attractions and sightseeing passes.

                                                    26. Independent Traveler: Train Deals

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                                                      Get the best deals on train travel, as well as deals on many attractions. Check out trip reviews and forum.

                                                      27. Coupons: Free Printable Coupons, Grocery Coupons & Online Coupons

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                                                        You can find deals on just about everything here. Instead of waiting for coupons in your local newspaper, you can get as many as you like on this website, whenever you want them. There is also the mobile app GroceryIQ, where you can get mobile coupons.

                                                        28. Getaround: Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing and Local Car Rental

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                                                          This is a great site for those who need reliable transportation but don’t have automobiles. This site allows people to borrow or rent vehicles. This is also great for car owners who want to make some extra cash. You can use the iPhone app to borrow or rent cars.

                                                          29. HomeAway: Vacation Rentals, Beach Houses, Cabins & More

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                                                            If you want to travel but don’t want to stay in hotels, you have the option to rent a home. There are approximately 1 million rentals at any given time on HomeAway. All you need to do is sign an agreement, pay a deposit, and start your vacation.

                                                            30. JustPark: Find Your Perfect Parking Space

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                                                              You can rent out a private parking space or garage. JustPark is exactly like AirBnb, except for parking spaces. Just Search – Book – Park.

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                                                              40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                              40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                              Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                                              1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                                              Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                                                2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                                                We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                                                  3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                                                  Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                                                    4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                                                    Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                                                      5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                                                      Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                                                        6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                                                        We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                                                          7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                                                          This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                                                            8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                                                            One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                                              9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                                              If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                                                10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                                                Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                                                  11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                  Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                                                    12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                                                    Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                                                      13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                                                      You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                                                        14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                                                        With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                                                          15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                                                          Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                                                            16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                                                            If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                                              17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                                              The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                                                18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                                                If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                                                  19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                                                  Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                                                    20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                    I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                                                      21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                      Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                                                        22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                                        You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                                                          23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                                                          Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                                                            24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                                                            Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                                              25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                                              Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                                                26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                                                If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                                                  27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                                                  Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                                                    28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                    A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                                                      29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                                                      You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                                                        30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                                                        Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                                                          31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                                                          Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                                                            32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                                                            Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                                              33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                                              Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                                                34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                                                If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                                                  35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                                                  Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                                                    36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                                                    Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                                                      37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                                                      You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                                                        38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                                                        Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                                                          39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                                                          Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                                                            40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                                            You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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