Years ago, coupons played a significant role in my money-saving strategies. However, once we paid off our all-consuming debt, I decided to ditch the processed foods and work more to improve our family's diet. That meant that coupons were no longer a great fit for me. (While there are health-food coupons, the practice of clipping every coupon that came down the pike was no longer the best one for me, either for time or nutrition.)
Instead I turned to a number of cookbooks that help me save money and feed my family well. These are some of my favorite resources — books that are fun to read as well practical for helping us eat well and stay in the black.