Name my new book!


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My new book is coming, oh yes it is!

Since this summer, I have been working on what I feel is a timely book on the topic of eating a whole foods, real food diet, but doing it frugally. If that sounds like a contradiction to you, it’s not. The premise of this book is that you really can feed your family a healthy, nutritious diet even when you’re working within a tight budget, and throughout the book I set out to show you various ways to do exactly that!

Current chapters include:

  • Establishing and working within a grocery budget
  • Finding resources for buying high-quality, nourishing, whole foods
  • Using meal planning to lower prices and improve nutrition (and keep mama sane!)
  • Shopping locally and seasonally- as well as preserving your own foods
  • Cooking from scratch (with lots of ideas on how to make it easier and find the time to do it!)
  • Buying in bulk (where, how, using it to your advantage, storing it)
  • Eating nutrient dense foods to maximize nutrition while minimizing cost
  • Growing your own food
  • Analyzing the value of couponing, and ways to incorporate it on things that you actually buy
  • Getting creative with unique ways to source out food for cheap
  • Lots of general tips on money-saving ideas in the kitchen!

Sound good? I’m actually amazed at how much I feel that I’ve been learning through the process of writing it myself and have been so encouraged with ways to stretch our own budget and continue to buy even higher quality foods than before!

The goal is to have the book published and available for purchase (both ebook and paperback) by sometime in January! But for that to happen…

I need a title!

(You might have figured out by now that although I can write day in and day out, coming up with titles is not my favorite part of the writing process! I run a naming contest for practically everything, LOL!)

At the moment, the book has been going by the working title of “Good Frugal Food”. I know you can do better than that, ladies!

Please, indulge and entertain me with your creative title suggestions. Leave as many as you like! I will narrow them down to my favorites next week and run a poll where you can vote for your top picks.

And the winner? She will be among the first to receive a copy of the book in paperback!

Ready, set, blow me away with your suggestions. :)

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. @Jennifer Barker, I don’t really find it possible to get writing time in the midst of the regular day-to-day routine. It’s enough to try to fit in my blog writing, yet alone a huge project like a book! The way that I find time is that my hubby and I choose Saturdays when I can go to a coffee shop and work (for either a half or full day, depending on our plans) and he stays home and has a “Daddy day” with the kids. My first book took me a year to complete doing it that way. This second one will be completed in half the time, because I took a lot of coffee shop days when my husband had time off this summer and I was recovering from having my 3rd baby. I was pretty much supposed to sit and rest, so why not rest while writing a book? Newborns are very portable. :)

  2. Even though I haven’t thought of a title for you, I was wondering how you manage your writing with your family. I am also in a writing project and this is something I always seem to struggle with.
    .-= Jennifer Barker´s last blog ..Some Crazy Things =-.

  3. Feeding the Family…A easy guide to eating healthy and in budget

    Cheap Healthy Eats!

    Eating Cheap and Healthy!..Yes it is possible!

  4. I had another couple of ideas

    How Then Shall We Eat?

    Fresh Food from His Creation

  5. Best wishes on your cookbook!

    Healthy Cooking On A Budget
    Eating Healthy On A Budget
    Healthy Frugal Cooking

  6. Jessica S. says:

    Real Food Makes Cents
    Real Centsible Eating (for a Healthy Home and Wallet)

  7. Wow, great ideas. I cant wait to read the book, just what I need.

    Going back to basics, nutrition on a budget.
    Not your grandmas pantry. Real food in real times.
    The style of old fashioned food growing. Preserved and nutritious.
    God created wholesome foods.
    How to feed your family on a frugal budget and do it wholesomly too.
    .-= Lena´s last blog ..Our storm cellar is in Him. =-.

  8. How about:

    Food Matters

    The Sustainable Kitchen

    Eating As If Your Health Depended On It

    A Stewardship of Food

    Bringing WHOLE FOODS Into Your HOME

  9. Healthy Food, Happy Budget

    Saving Green While Eating Green

    Natural Eating that won’t Break the Bank

    Frugal Tips for Wholesome Eating

    Thrifty & Tasty

    Good Stewardship: Of Your Body and Your Budget

  10. Healthy Homemakers: Happy Wallets

    (I like Jennifers Nourish and Flourish suggestion too!)
    Can’t wait to read your new book!

  11. Hi Steph,
    I think the title of your book should be the largest benefit that your book delivers, and should be something specific along the lines of:
    397 ways to live healthier for less

    If you want to know what will sell the most (thus delivering your valuable ideas to the most people) then I’d recommend testing title variations through split tests on adwords. It’s an easy way to see what the real winner is. “The 4 hour work week” was named that way.

    Anyways, if you’d like more ideas about how to market your book or business please check out my new blog at

  12. Here is my suggestion:

    Real Food, Frugally

  13. How about She’s Got Skills: Savin’ the Fam’s Health and Green

    or more seriously, Keeping the Home: The Ktichen Project

  14. -How to keep more of your dollar while buying less processed foods
    -Buying whole foods on a budget
    -Budget survival guide to buying whole foods *** I like this one! :)
    .-= Mandi´s last blog ..Home Birth story =-.

  15. ok last try –

    Whole foods for a whole lot less or

    Nourishing Meals for Less
    You can feed your family whole, healthy foods for less than you think

  16. or what about Frugal and Fantastic Food

    or Fun, Frugal and Fantastic Food

    or Fantastic Frugal Food –
    Feeding your family healthy food on a budget.

    Whole Foods for the Whole family-
    A guide to nourishing your family frugally

  17. What came to mind first was….

    Eat Right Now! or Eat Right, Now! with the thought that you don’t have to wait to eat right, you don’t have to have lots of money or have a huge garden, or until you have more time or any other excuse, but you can…

    Eat Right, Now!

  18. Sounds like a wonderful book!

    Getting Back To God’s Basics: Simple Nutrition That’s Easy to Afford