How to feed your family Dinner for a Dollar:
A chat with Shelly Longenecker
In today’s episode I chat with Shelly Longenecker, founder of Dinner for a Dollar. Shelly is a wife, mother of 4, and author. When her son was diagnosed 10 years ago with several food allergies, she felt completely overwhelmed, believing the myth that she had to spend a fortune on food and all day in the kitchen to feed her family safe, whole foods. She couldn’t find anything on the market that taught her how to eat a frugal, simple, allergy-friendly whole food, veggie-forward diet, so she created her own system that ticked all these boxes and turned it into a book to share with you.
In her book Dinner for a Dollar, Shelly explains how she feeds her family a simple, allergy-friendly, whole food diet with loads of fruits and veggies for $1 per person per meal. Dinner for a Dollar isn’t just a book, it’s a whole system, complete with detailed action points to follow along so you can start saving time, and money.
This was a really great chat, Shelly has an awesome sense of humor and she shared what I believe is the most profound answer to “What is the biggest lesson you have learned as a mom?” that I have heard to date.