Recipe Cost Calculator
In the last several articles, we have talked about all the different ways to save money on groceries. What hasn’t been addressed is what kinds of foods to buy to save money, which is probably just as important as how you buy them. Well, I’m not going to give advice on what food to make, because great recipes aren’t really the specialty of this website. Instead, I have created a recipe cost calculator, a free online calculator to give you the tools to determine how much your favorite recipes cost by yourself.
A few notes
1. First of all I will point out that the first box in every section where you enter the name of the ingredient isn’t really necessary. I just find that it makes it easier to check my work and make sure I entered all the ingredients, but you are welcome to skip it if you don’t want to enter this information.
2. This calculator only has spaces for 11 ingredients. Here is a work around if you have more than 11 ingredients: First, enter the first 10 ingredients like your normally would. Then in the section for the 11th ingredient call the ingredient “first 10 ingredients” In the cost of ingredient 11 package box enter the total cost of the 1st 10 ingredients. In the box that asks how many batches that package can make, enter 1.
3. The third box in every section where you enter the number of batches a package can make is the hard part to figure out. If you are having trouble with this, try a google search. Search for something like “How many cups are in a pound of flour” and you should be able to find your answer without too much trouble. You can use this search box to find your answer:
So what did the recipe calculator come up with? If you have any especially cheap recipes, let your fellow readers know about it in the comment section.