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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Kroger 3/28-4/1


This is a quick reference guide to all the best deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Dayton, OH area Kroger stores this weekend. Looking for the HOT Meijer deals for this weekend? Click HERE.

$.99 Broccoli
$1.99 Whole Pineapple
$.99/lb. Roma Tomatoes
$.69/lb. Texas Sweet Onions
$.99 Premium Onions, 3 lb. bag
$3.99 Fuji Apples, 5 lb. bag
$2.49 Mini Peeled Carrots, 2 lb. bag
$1.49 Organic Mini Peeled Carrots, 1 lb. bag
$3.99 Simple Truth Organic Vegetable Trays
$2.50 Fresh Selections or Dole Bagged Salad Blends, 5-12 oz.
$6.99 Shelled Pecans, 12-16 oz.

$1.29 Kroger Large Eggs
$1.79 Kroger Shredded Cheese, 6-8 oz. (Lots of additives in this--check the ingredients.)
$2.50 Simple Truth Cage-free Eggs
$3.29 Simply Orange Juice, 59 oz.
$1.99 Kroger Butter, 1 lb.
$3.99 Simple Truth Organic Butter, 1 lb. (Good price for organic!)
10/$10 Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
-$1 off 3 coupon HERE

$1.19/lb. Cook's Shank Portion Ham
$1.99/lb. Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham
$7.99/lb. Angus Ribeye Roast or Steak
$2.99/lb. Angus Boneless Chuck Roast
$5.99/lb. Wild-caught Cod Fillets
$.99/lb. Kroger, PS or Honeysuckle Turkey, frozen
20% off Simple Truth Natural (antibiotic-free) Chicken
$3.79/lb. Angus Ground Chuck
$1.69/lb. Cumberland Gap Semi-Boneless Ham
$2.50 Bob Evan's Breakfast Sausage, 12-16 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE

$1.00 Kroger or Birdseye Frozen Vegetables, 12-16 oz.
-$.50 off 2 coupon in 3/24 Sunday newspaper insert
$1.00 Dole Canned Pineapple 20 oz. or Mandarin Oranges 15 oz.
$1.89 Mom's Best Naturals Cereal (The Sweetened Wheat-fuls are the BEST!)
$3.00 Muir Glen Organic Spaghetti Sauce
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$1.49 Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes, 15 oz.
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$1.00 Simple Truth Organic Canned Beans, 15 oz.
$2.79 Seeds of Change Rice Blends
-$1.50 off coupon HERE
$2.54 Annie's Homegrown Crackers or Cookies ($1.79 w/coupon!)
-$.75 coupon HERE


BUY 5, GET $5 OFF INSTANTLY** (Prices listed are when you buy 5)
$1.99 Silk Almond, Soy or Coconut Milk
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$6.49 Maxwell House Coffee, Starbucks Coffee or 10 ct. K-Cups
-$1.50 off 1 or $3.50 off 2 Maxwell House coupon HERE (eCoupon--no printing needed!)
$2.69 Breyer's Ice Cream (Look for one with 5 ingredients or less.)
$2.99 MorningStar Farms Entrees
$1.69 Nature's Path Cereal
$1.69 Classico Pasta Sauce
$1.49 Mountain High Yogurt, 32 oz. (Made with hormone-free milk & cultured in the cup!)
-$.50 off coupon in the 3/24 Sunday newspaper insert
$2.49 Arnold/Brownberry Whole Wheat Bread
$2.29 Sargento Shredded Cheese, 6-8 oz.
$3.49 Sargento String Cheese, 12 ct.
-peelie coupon found on some packages!

**Bargains to Bounty has a huge list of "What a Deal!" products that are part of this promo! 

Fresh Food Deals at Meijer 3/27-3/30


This is a quick reference guide to all the best deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Dayton, Oh area Meijer stores. Looking for the HOT Kroger Deals for this weekend? Click HERE or see below.

Are you a member of Meijer mPerks? Sign up now to download store coupons (combine with manufacturer's coupons!) then type in your mobile phone number at checkout. New mPerks members save $5 off their first order--including groceries!

$.49/lb. Sweet Potatoes (Woohoo!)
$1.29 Whole Pineapple
$.99 Yellow Onions, 3 lb.
$1.49 Russet Potatoes, 8 lb.
$3.00 Organic Blueberries
4/$5 Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers
$3.99 Earthbound Farms Salad, 1 lb.
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (says baby carrots, but prints "good on any EBF product")
$2.50 Dole Salad Blends
$1.79/lb. Fresh Asparagus
$.89 Broccoli
$.99/lb. Green Beans
$6.99/lb. Walnuts (Produce Dept.)
$7.99/lb. Pecans (Produce Dept.)

$1.79 Meijer Butter, 1 lb.
$3.49 Meijer Chunk Cheese, 16 oz. (Grating your own cheese is SO cost effective!)
$1.88 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Cubes or Crumbles 5-8 oz. (Lots of additives in these.)
$2.00 Dannon All-Natural Yogurt, 32 oz.
$4.99/lb. Market's of Meijer Colby or Provolone Deli Cheese
$3.00 Simply Orange Juice, 59 oz.

$1.27/lb. Cook's or Hormel Spiral Sliced Ham, limit 2
$.99/lb. Cook's Shank Portion Ham, limit 2
$.99/lb. Meijer Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs
$2.99/lb. Angus Beef Ground Round
$2.00 Bob Evans Roll Sausage, 1 lb.  ($1 after double coupon!!)
-$.50 off 1 coupon HERE

$2.50 Breyer's Ice Cream, 1.5 qt. (Look for one w/5 ingredients or less.)
$.99 Birds Eye or Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables  ($.50 wyb 2 w/coupon!)
-$.50 off 2 coupon from 3/24 Sunday coupon insert

$5.88 Maxwell House 28-30 oz or Gevalia 12 oz. Coffee
$1.00 Meijer Pasta or Pasta Sauce (Awesome ingredients, including organic sugar!) 
50% off Pompeian Olive Oil
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.50 Florida Crystals Natural Sugar ($1.50 after coupon!)
-$.55 off coupon HERE or HERE
$2.28 Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Condensed Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.99 Annie’s Baked Cheddar Bunny Crackers
-$.75 off coupon HERE

 
Find this week's Kroger Deals HERE!
 
 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What Failure Feels Like


Today, not unlike many other days, I feel like a colossal failure. As a wife, a mom, a daughter and a friend. I realize that I am my own worst critic. I replay past mistakes over and over and over again. I cannot seem to cut myself any slack whatsoever. I know in my head that Jesus has forgiven my failures. Thrown them into the Sea of Forgetfulness. Like they never existed. Gone. Yet in my heart, I still feel like the world's biggest screw-up.

Here is merely a small sampling of my "Geez, can you believe this chick?" moments from the past week. It's okay--you can laugh at with me. Really!

What failure sounds like...
  • Me yelling at my kids for yelling at each other. Duh!
  • The constant television noise that entertains my children so I can Facebook, blog, cook, talk on the phone or shower in peace. If only it were effective.
  • My five-year old son telling me that my room is a gigantic mess. Sadly, he's right.


What failure looks like...
  • Having to continuously get clothes and pajamas out of the dryer for my kids to wear, because they never manage to get folded and put away. As if the dryer is now functioning as a dresser.
  • The floor underneath my dining room table. I should think about getting a dog. On second thought...no.
  • My husband's face when dinner isn't ready until 7:00. Again.
  • The clock, displaying 5:02, when we pull into the church parking lot for 5 pm worship. Late as usual.


What failure smells like...
  • My two-year old's diaper, every time I change it and remind myself that she is still not potty trained.
  • The fridge. Something in there would make one heck of a science experiment.
  • My van when I finally found the missing fish fillet I bought at the grocery, mistakenly assumed the bagger forgot to put into my cart, and discovered had actually slid under the seat. Three days later. Uggh!


What failure tastes like...
  • Salty tears shed in private because the role of "mom" seems far too overwhelming at times.
  • My foot, each time I open my mouth and have to put it in there. Which happens multiple times a week day. When will I learn to keep it shut?!
  • Candy. I honestly think my kids have eaten more candy than vegetables this week and that just doesn't happen around here. Not on my watch, anyways. 


What failure feels like...
  • A warm bed when I should have gotten up instead of turning off the alarm.
  • The couch. Shouldn't I be at the Y on a treadmill doing a Couch to 5K program today?
  • The emotional and physical distance that is present in a marriage that has been put on the back burner for far too long.
  • A blog post, that I worked so hard to write, with no comments and barely any page views.


What about you? What does failure feel like to you? Can you relate to any of these?

Hope and Help for the
"Time-Challenged" Mom

Friday, March 22, 2013

HOT Kroger Deals for 3/22-3/24


This is a quick reference guide to all the best deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Kroger this weekend. The new Kroger and Meijer deals will be posted early next week. Looking for the HOT Meijer deals this weekend? Click HERE.

$.49/lb. Sweet Potatoes  (Woohoo!)
$1.25 Blackberries
$.99 Yellow Onions, 3 lb.
$1.29 Organic Russet Potatoes, 5 lb.
$3.49 Organic Gala Apples, 3 lb.  (Great price for organic!)
$1.29 Celery Hearts
$1.87 Navel Oranges, 4 lb.
$.99/lb. Broccoli Crowns
$.97/lb. Tomatoes on the Vine

$3.99 Simple Truth Organic Butter, 1 lb. (Good price for organic!)
$1.79 Kroger Cheese, 6-8 oz.
$1.29 Kroger Milk, 1/2 Gallon
10/$10 Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
-$1 off 3 coupon HERE
$3.99 Turkey Hill All-Natural Ice Cream (This stuff ROCKS! Mmm!)


$3.38 King Arthur Flour, 5 lb. 
$1.89 Mom's Best Naturals Cereal (The Sweetened Wheat-fuls are the BEST!)
$3.00 Muir Glen Organic Spaghetti Sauce
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$1.49 Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes, 15 oz.
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$2.29 Simple Truth Organic Apple Juice, 64 oz.
10/$10 Larabars (These are GF, no added sugar and just fruit/nuts/spices--SO good!)
-$.75 off 2 coupon HERE
$1.50 Simple Truth Organic Broth, 32 oz.
$1.67 Pacific Foods Organic Broth, 32 oz.
-$1 off coupon HERE
$1.00 Simple Truth Organic Canned Beans, 15 oz.
$2.79 Seeds of Change Rice Blends
-$1.50 off coupon HERE
$2.99 Jimmy Dean All-Natural Sausage, 1 lb. NEW! (No MSG!)
Get a raincheck! This sausage is  such a HOT deal that our store was wiped out!



BUY 5, GET $5 OFF INSTANTLY** (Prices listed are when you buy 5)
$1.99 Silk Almond, Soy or Coconut Milk
-blinkie machine coupon in some stores!
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$6.49 Maxwell House Coffee, Starbucks Coffee or 10 ct. K-Cups
-$1.50 off 1 or $3.50 off 2 Maxwell House coupon HERE (eCoupon--no printing needed!)
$2.69 Breyer's Ice Cream (Look for one with 5 ingredients or less.)
$2.99 MorningStar Farms Entrees
$1.69 Nature's Path Cereal
$1.49 Mountain High Yogurt, 32 oz. (Made with hormone-free milk & cultured in the cup!)
$2.49 Arnold Whole Wheat Bread
$3.49 Sargento String Cheese, 12 ct.
-peelie coupon found on some packages!

**Bargains to Bounty has a huge list of "What a Deal!" products that are part of this promo! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

10 Fun Family Activities for Celebrating the Resurrection


I grew up thinking that Easter was a day to celebrate the coming of spring. A day to wear a new frilly dress and hat, to have dinner with extended family and to hunt for brightly colored eggs among the new green blades of grass. Easter always seemed "empty" to me. We didn't go to church growing up, so celebrating Easter just left me confused. Would someone, anyone, please tell me why are we getting baskets full of candy and worshipping a giant bunny who lays eggs?

Fast forward to 2013. As a mom of two young children, I desperately want to put Jesus Christ back into Easter. My husband and I want to impart the true meaning of Easter to them at an early age. The fallen world...the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross...His death and resurrection...the promise of eternal life. I don't know about you, but that seems like an overwhelming responsibility to this mom. Especially in a world filled with enormous chocolate bunnies, baskets as big as a small child and no sign of Jesus anywhere.

In searching for ways to share the true meaning of Easter with my kids--I came across some great ideas for craft projects, edible object lessons, and scriptures about the events leading up to the resurrection. Here are a few of my favorites!

Egg Ideas
 
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Mommy Savers has the coolest idea for putting small glow sticks or glow bracelets (get these cheap at Dollar Tree!) inside of your plastic eggs and holding an indoor or outdoor glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt! You could tie this into having the light of Jesus inside of us and shining God's love for the world to see.
 
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Head over to Family Volley to find out how to make an Easter egg garland with a simple piece of ribbon and some plastic eggs. Add a small object (such as a piece of bread, a few dimes, a nail, etc.) and Bible verse to each egg to tell the resurrection story. Find the list of objects and scriptures here. Alternately, you could have the kids hunt for the story eggs or display them in a basket as a centerpiece on your table.
 
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What about turning all of those colored eggs from the hunt into an opportunity for prayer and praise? Using this idea for Easter egg prayers from Our Family for His Glory assign each color egg its own theme (praise, confession, thankfulness, etc.--check the link for all the details!). So if your child finds, say 3 yellow eggs, they tell God 3 things they are thankful for. If they find 2 blue eggs, they might confess 2 sins. Isn't that a fabulous way to turn an ordinary egg hunt into a way to bring praise and honor to our Father in heaven?
 
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Want to share the Good News of the resurrection with your kids' friends or your neighbors? Get your older kids involved in this project! Have some fun "egging" the neighborhood, by placing a dozen candy-filled plastic eggs in the yards of families who would enjoy their own personal egg hunt! Leave a note like the one above that says "Don't be discouraged when you find the empty egg. It's a simple reminder of Jesus' empty tomb--for He is RISEN!" {I absolutely love, love, love this idea and we are going to "egg" a couple of houses on our street and share some of the abudance of candy we got at a church egg hunt last weekend!}
 
 


Edible Lessons


Catholic Icing shows you how to make these cute resurrection cookies using part of a chocolate donut, a chocolate sandwich cookie, coconut "grass" tinted green and a graham cracker. Cute!


Make these creative Crown of Thorns cookies on Good Friday, using a sugar cookie (or apple slice cut crosswise), peanut butter (or other nut butter) and broken pretzel twists. Talk about the broken pretzels and our broken, sinful world. Share the story of Jesus being arrested, beaten, mocked with a crown of thorns and hung on the cross to die for our sins.


Impress Your Kids shows how to use crescent rolls, butter, cinnamon/sugar and a large marshmallow to create hollow Resurrection Rolls to represent the empty tomb. I also saw on Catholic Icing where their family tried out this technique using colored marshmallow Peeps instead of the regular marshmallow, leaving hollow rolls that were colored on the inside.


These Easter Story Cookies over at Women Living Well, might be my favorite! Using ingredients (broken nuts, vinegar, spices) that each represent a different part of the Easter story, you mix up the cookie dough and then the kids seal the "tomb" (oven) closed with tape and guard it like soldiers. After the cookies have baked, you leave them overnight (imagine what it was like for Jesus' friends to leave his body in the tomb that day) and in the morning you open the door to the oven, revealing your hollow cookies! Awesome!


Resurrection Gardens



Ann Voskamp, who blogs at A Holy Experience, shares how she and her daughter made an Easter grace garden. I absolutely LOVE her idea to place a tea light on one of the seven stones of the path, each night between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Then on Good Friday, they leave it completely dark. On Easter Sunday, they place a butterfly on the top to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus.  


My friend, Kate, made this adorable garden with her girls. She told me that she found the large terracotta tray at Hobby Lobby (check their website for 40% coupon you can print or show on your phone) and painted it a bright, cheerful color she already had at home. They used a clay pot on its side (you could also paint the inside black or brown) for the tomb and rocks from the yard. The sticks are hot glued to form the crosses. Kate said she saw artificial moss at both Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby. This type of garden would be something you could store and reuse year after year.


Mustard Seeds, takes this project a step further by using wheat berries to sprout "grass" for the hill of Calvary. She also suggests having your family write some sins on small flat stones--because the path to the cross was paved by our sins. I really like her idea of putting a clothespin wrapped in white cloth, into the tomb on Good Friday to represent Jesus. She has her family put their sin stones into the tomb as well. Then on Easter morning, she discards the stones (our sins are forgiven--gone) and the clothespin ("He is not here. He is alive!") and leaves only the white empty cloth for her children to discover in the open tomb. Sooo cool!

Do you like these fun Easter ideas? Which is your favorite? I would love for you to share this post with your friends!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Meal Plan Monday ~ March 18-24



Here is what's on the menu at our house this week. Items in BLUE are recipe links. Gluten-free meals are noted with GFFor the best local grocery deals this week and coupon match-ups, check back on Monday evening.

Dinner

Monday (GF)
Black Bean Soup ~ NEW recipe for us!
Strawberry Almond Spinach Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


Tuesday (GF minus the biscuits) 
Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sautèed Green Beans
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits (Save leftover for breakfast sandwiches)

Wednesday
Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce
Fruit Smoothies (Fruit, Greek Yogurt and Spinach...shhh!)


Thursday (GF)
Kids' Night (Dad works late)
Cheeseburger Sliders on Homemade Wheat Buns
Roasted Cauliflower "Fries"
Fruit Roll-ups ~ NEW recipe for us!


Friday
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Mixed Green Salad
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops (Like these, but on a stick!)


Saturday
Mom's Night Off ~ Out to Eat After Church


Sunday ~ Jackson's 6th Birthday!
Pizza Pockets with Nitrate-free Pepperoni
Raw Veggies and Ranch Dip
Fizzy Fruit Juice (Juice concentrate made with sparkling water)
"Goomba" Cupcakes

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Breakfast ~ Meals served w/milk (raw/organic or almond) & fresh fruit
(GF) Oatmeal
Cold Cereal w/Raw Honey (Simple Truth Organic Os)
Pumpkin Waffles (sub sweet potato) with Pure Maple Syrup
Cinnamon Toast & PB Banana Smoothies
(GF) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
(GF) Yogurt & Homemade Granola Bars
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuits
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Lunch ~ Meals served with water and raw veggies
Annie's Homegrown Brand Mac-n-Cheese
(GF) Applegate Nitrate-free Hotdogs
Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches
(GF) Stovetop Popcorn & Apple Nachos
Natural Peanut Butter & Raw Honey Sandwiches x2
Breaded Mozarella Cheese Bites & Marinara Dipping Sauce


What's on the menu at your house? Trying any new recipes?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Living the Lutz Life: March Snowstorm, Stone Soup, Nature Walk & Missing Tooth


Last week we got a pretty decent March snowfall that caused all of the local schools to close. The snow was just perfect for building snowmen and making snowballs! The kids had a blast with their new snow friend.


                                               




I took Jackson sledding, but Charlotte thinks sledding is "too scary" so she played dress-up at her cousin Cora's house instead.




Jackson and I completed a unit on rocks last week and spent one afternoon making stone soup (note the "townspeople" who brought food to put in the soup! Ha!).



The temperatures were in the high 50s last Saturday, just 4 days after our big snowfall, and we took advantage of the beautiful day by walking around at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve. Note to self...buy rainboots for future spring nature walks!




 

We ran into the Easter Bunny at church last weekend! Charlotte was not a fan. at. all.  She wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him. Jackson, on the other hand, thought he was pure awesomeness.


See this kid?? You have never witnessed any 5 year old go as postal as this one did when he lost his first tooth on Monday night!! Raging hysteria, I'm tellin' ya. Don't let this sleepy morning after picture fool you. Head over to YouTube and watch it for yourself!


How did your son or daughter react to losing his/her first tooth?


Monday, March 11, 2013

Meal Plan Monday ~ March 11-17


Here is what's on the menu at our house this week. Items in BLUE are recipe links. Gluten-free meals are noted with GF. Ingredients marked with an * are on sale this week. For the best local grocery deals this week and coupon match-ups, check back on Monday evening.

Dinner

Monday (GF)
Vegetable Lo Mein w/Asian Rice Noodles
Fruit Smoothies (with Greek Yogurt* & Spinach*...shhh!)



Tuesday (GF) 
Loaded Potato Soup
Spinach* Salad
Strawberry* Lemon* Sorbet


Wednesday
Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas w/Homemade Tortillas
Raw Veggies & Avocado* Ranch Dip
Chocolate* Covered Strawberries*



Thursday (GF)
Kids' Night (Dad works late)
Homemade Oven-baked Fish Sticks
Cheesy Quinoa*
Steamed Broccoli
Yogurt Covered Frozen Blueberries



Friday
Chili Dogs w/Nitrate-free Hotdogs*
Sweet Potato Fries
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs (Strawberries*, Oranges*, Pineapple, Green Apples, Blueberries, Red Grapes*)

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Saturday
Mom's Night Off ~ Out to Eat After Church


Sunday ~ St. Patty's Day!
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
Steamed Asparagus*
Cantaloupe*
Shamrock Sugar Cookies
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Breakfast ~ Meals served w/milk (raw/organic or almond) & fresh fruit
(GF) Oatmeal*
Cold Cereal w/Raw Honey (Simple Truth Organic Os)
French Toast with Pure Maple Syrup
(GF) Larabars* and Smoothies
(GF) Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
(GF) Fruit & Yogurt* with Cinnamon Granola
Sausage Gravy and Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

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Lunch ~ Meals served with water and raw veggies
Annie's Homegrown Brand Mac-n-Cheese*
Grilled Turkey & Cheese* Sandwiches
(GF) Stovetop Popcorn, String Cheese & Veggies
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Natural Peanut Butter* & Raw Honey Sandwiches x2
Lunch at Chick-Fil-A


What's on the menu at your house? Trying any new recipes?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fresh Food Deals: Eat Healthy & Save Money (Week of 3/10/13)


The following grocery deals are for the Dayton, OH and surrounding areas. If you spot a great deal on fresh/natural/organic foods or find a new printable coupon, be sure to let me know so I can spread the word. This is a weekly feature that will be posted on Mondays or Tuesdays, whenever time permits. Some prices are weekly advertised prices and others are unadvertised sales with varying end dates.

KROGER

Weekly Advertised Deals for March 11-17

$1.87 Navel Oranges, 4 lb. bag
$.69 Texas Sweet Onions
$.99 Avocados ($1.19 Organic)
$1.69 Grape Tomatoes (Organic)
$1.49 Tasti-Lee Tomatoes, 1 lb.
$1.50 Dole or Fresh Selections Salad
$1.69 Asparagus
$3.99 Fuji Apples, 5 lb. bag
$.99 Jumbo Cantaloupe
$.89/lb. Apples (Gala, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious)

MORE UNADVERTISED PRODUCE DEALS BELOW!


$2.79 Kashi Cereal [Buy 4, Get FREE milk]

-$1 coupon HERE (select varieties)
$1.25 Pepp. Farm Goldfish Crackers
$5.99 Kroger Coffee, 26-34.5 oz.
3/$5 Ragu Pasta Sauce (check label for HFCS, etc.)
$1.89 Mom's Best Naturals Cereal (Sweetened Wheat-Fuls are BETTER than Kellogg's Mini-Wheats!)
$2.99 Wonderful Pistachios, 8 oz.
$1.00 Annie's Mac-n-Cheese ($.65 w/coupon!)
-$.35 coupon HERE

$6.99/lb. T-bone Steaks*
$3.79/lb. Ground Round*
$2.49/lb. Bone-in Pork Chops*
$2.99/lb. Honeysuckle Ground Turkey, 1.2 lb.*
$2.99/lb. Bottom Round Roast*
$1/lb. Kroger Value Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs*
$.99/lb. Tyson Split Chicken Breasts*
$2.99/lb. Kroger Corned Beef*

$2.99 Simple Truth Organic Milk, half gallon
$2.50 Simple Truth Almond Milk or Soy Milk, half gallon
$2.50 Kraft or Sargento Cheese 5-8 oz.*
$2.99 Kroger Cheese, 16 oz.* (Amazing price!!)
$2.50 Land O' Lakes Butter Quarters, 1 lb.*
-$.50 off tear pad coupon near item
*Local, organic, pastured meat, poultry and dairy products are the healthiest choice if you can work them into your budget. I have provided the prices listed above for those who are interested in conventional meat/dairy; however, we prefer to get our beef, chicken and eggs from local farmers or we opt for organic store varieties when necessary.
Unadvertised Temporary Price Drops and New Lower Prices
$2.00 Strawberries
$.69 Green Peppers (Organic $.69)
$2.99 Blueberries, 11 oz bigger container

$2.69 Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Veggies
$2.77 Simple Truth Organic Frozen Fruit
$2.99 Alexia Organic French Fries and other varieties
-$1.00 Kroger Plus eCoupon HERE
TOO MANY NATURAL FROZEN FOOD PRICE REDUCTIONS TO LIST!


$1.20 Simple Truth Organic Half n Half
$1.99 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz. (rBST free)
$4.29 Horizon Organic Butter Quarters, 1 lb.
$.80 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Blends ($.30 w/coupon!)
-$.50/3 coupon HERE
-$.50/1 coupon HERE
10/$10 Brown Cow Greek Yogurt, 6 oz.*
-$.50/2 coupon HERE




$3.00 Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips
$3.38 King Arthur Flour, 5 lb.
$2.59 Simple Truth Organic Honey, 12 oz.
$2.29 Simple Truth Organic Sugar, 24 oz.
$2.69 Simple Truth Organic Brown Sugar, 24 oz.
$1.19 Simple Truth Rolled Oats, 16 oz.
$2.23 Simple Truth Steel Cut Oats, 16 oz.
$3.00 Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce
$1.29 Simple Truth Organic Pasta, 16 oz.
$.79 Simple Truth Organic Tomato Paste, 6 oz.
$1.19 Simple Truth Organic Tomato Sauce, 15 oz.
$2.79 Seeds of Change Rice Blends ($1.29 w/coupon!)
-$1 off coupon HERE
-$1.50/1 coupon HERE
$2.89 Back to Nature Crackers
$2.69 Krema Natural Peanut Butter
$3.99 Simple Truth Organic Peanut Butter
10/$10 Larabars
-$.75/2 Kroger Plus eCoupon (see link below)
-$.75/2 printable coupon HERE
$4.09 Annie's Homegrown Bunny Snacks
-$.75 coupon HERE
$2.54 Annie's Homegrown Crackers or Cookies ($1.79 w/coupon!)
-$.75 coupon HERE

DOWNLOAD COUPONS TO YOUR PLUS CARD AND SAVE $$ INSTANTLY! Click HERE to sign-up or sign-in and the electronic coupons will come off automatically at the register.
 

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MEIJER
Weekly Advertised Deals for March 10-16
$1.50 Strawberries, 16 oz.
$.09/lb. Cabbage
$2.50 Earthbound Farm Organic Salad ($.50 after coupons!)
-$.75 coupon HERE (good on ANY EBF product--print by 3/11!)
-$1 mPerks coupon HERE **COMBINE W/MANF. COUPON!**
$1.25 Artichokes
$2.00 Lemons or Limes, 2 lb. bag
$1.25 Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers
$.59/lb. Organic Bananas
$.89 Broccoli
$2.00 Baby Cut Carrots (2 lb.) or Red Potatoes (5 lb.)
$.89 Yellow Onions, 3 lb. bag

$1.79/lb Meijer Chicken Thighs*
$1.99/lb. Fresh Pork Spareribs*
$4.49/lb. Boneless Top Round Roasts or Family Pk. Steaks*
$2.99/lb. Ground Beef from Chuck*
$7.99/lb. Boneless Strip Steaks*
$2.47/lb. USDA Choice Flat Cut Corned Beef Brisket*
$2.47/lb. Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops*
$9.99/lb. Wild Caught Walleye or Perch Fillets

$4.99/lb. Deli Case Swiss, Colby Jack or Mozzerella Cheese*
$3.99 Salemville Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola Cheese, 4 oz.*
$3.99 King's Choice Imported Havarti Cheese, 7 oz.*
$3.99 Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz.*
$4.99 Kerrygold Irish Cheddar, 7 oz.*
$1.88 Meijer Chunk Cheese, 8 oz.*
$1.00 Muller, Fage or Fruyo Greek Yogurt, 5.3-7 oz.*
-BOGO Muller mPerks coupon HERE
$3.50 Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt, 32 oz.
$.99 Meijer Frozen Vegetables or Steamables
3/$10 MorningStar Farms Products


$1.25 StarKist Solid White Tuna

5/$5 Barilla Pasta

$1.25 Red Gold Tomatoes, 28 oz.

$2.50 Ocean Spray 100% Juice, 64 oz. bottle
$2.50 Chi-Chi's Salsa, 24 oz.
$.79 Meijer Beans, 15 oz. can (these have added "stuff")
$1.50 Ragu Pasta Sauce (check label for HFCS, etc.)
-$1/2 mPerks coupon HERE

*Local, organic, pastured meat, poultry and dairy products are the healthiest choice if you can work them into your budget. I have provided the prices listed above for those who are interested in conventional meat/dairy; however, we prefer to get our beef, chicken and eggs from local farmers or we opt for organic store varieties when necessary.

Unadvertised Temporary Price Drops
$4.89 Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Spread
-$1 coupon HERE
$2.50 Florida Crystals Natural Sugar ($1.50 after coupon!)
-$.55 off coupon HERE
$3.29 Lay's Natural Chips & Snacks (these are in the GF section at our store)
$3.21 Meijer Organics Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 oz.
$2.50 Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips
$3.00 Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Bars
$2.69 Daisy Cottage Cheese
$3.49 Horizon Organic Milk, 1/2 Gal.
$2.50 Horizon Heavy Whipping Cream, pint
$3.99 Applegate Nitrate Free Hotdogs, 12 oz.
-$1 off coupon HERE
$1.99 Meijer Organics Canned Tomatoes, all varieties 28 oz.
$2.79 Meijer Organics Fruit Spread
$5.39 King Arthur Organic Flours
$4.19 Vermont Organic Applesauce
$3.99 Ezekiel Bread, frozen
$3.49 Gardein products (many had $1 off peelie coupons!)
$2.28 Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Mushroom or Chicken
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.59 Annie's Homegrown GF Rice Pasta Mac and Cheese
-$.35 coupon HERE

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