Bethany Moncel

Business: Budget Bytes
Expertise: Budget-friendly recipes, simple and tasty menus, art and science of food, knowledge of food service industry

Bethany Moncel is a skilled cook sharing her expertise on how to prepare meals on a budget. She writes a blog, made a mobile app, and published a cookbook.



Bethany Moncel is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles for three years. She is a passionate food enthusiast, freelance writer, and author who has discovered the secrets to cooking satisfying, well-balanced meals on a budget.

Bethany has been writing her blog, Budget Bytes, for over 10 years, and in the meantime has written a cookbook on the subject of saving money at the grocery store while preparing delicious meals at home. Prior to becoming a food writer, Bethany was a microbiologist who later worked in the food service industry, everywhere from large-scale commercial kitchens to small mom-and-pop eateries. Bethany also spent three years working in the specialty grocery industry, which expanded her knowledge of ingredients and foods from around the world.


Bethany Moncel earned a bachelor's degree in nutritional science from Louisiana State University, which allows her to explore the science of food as well as many cultural and socioeconomic issues related to food and nutrition.

Awards and Publications

She is the author of the book "Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half."

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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