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Monday, April 29, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Meijer 4/28-5/4


This is a quick reference guide to all the best advertised and unadvertised deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Dayton, Oh area Meijer stores. Looking for the HOT Kroger Deals for this week? Be sure to check back soon!

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.
  • Save $2 off your first mPerks purchase when you sign up HERE.
 
PRODUCE:

$1/lb. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious or Braeburn Apples
$1.99/lb. Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes
$1.50/lb. Cut Watermelon Chunks
4/$5 Blackberries
$1 Mangos
$.50 Ataulfo Mango
3/$5 Strawberries, 1 lb.
$2.50 Organic Strawberries, 1 lb.
$5.99 Clementine Oranges, 5 lb.
$3.99 Fuji Apples, 5 lb.

$.99/lb. Green Beans
$1/lb. Fresh Chile Peppers
8/$2 Florida Bi-color Sweet Corn
2/$5 Organic Avocados, 4 pk.
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
3 lb./$2 Roma Tomatoes
$.50/lb. Vidalia Onions
$1.50 Sliced White or Mini Bella Mushrooms, 8 oz.

$.50 Fresh Bunch Cilantro
$1.25 Extra Large Avocados
*Buy 3 avocados, get a free can of Rotel tomatoes!*
$2.50 Earthbound Farms Clamshell Salad ($1 after coupons!)
-$.75 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product")
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks STORE coupon HERE
$2.50 Marzetti Organic Salad Dressing

$3.50 Wonderful Salt & Pepper or Sweet Chili Pistachios, 7 oz.
$5 Pecan Pieces or Halves, 8 oz.

 
MEAT:

$4 Hormel Natural Choice Bacon, 1 lb. (nitrate-free)
$7.99/lb. NEW! Laura's Grassfed Organic Ground Beef
-$1 off coupon HERE
$6.99/lb. Laura's Ground Beef (hormone/antibiotic free)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2/lb. Meijer Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
$3/lb. Angus Boneless Beef Chuckeye Roast or Family Pack Steaks
$3/lb. Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
$1/lb. Meijer Family Pack Chicken Thighs
$3/lb. Ground Chuck
$6/lb. Angus Beef Boneless Top Sirloin Filet or Petite Steak


FROZEN:

$1.50 Meijer Vegetable Blends, 16 oz.
$3 MorningStar Farms Products



DAIRY:

$4.99 Meijer Organics Butter Quarters, 1 lb.  (reg. price)
-$.50 off Meijer Organics mPerks coupon HERE
$1.00 Chobani Bite Greek Yogurt, 4 pk.
-$.50 off coupon HERE
$3.09 Silk Almond, Soy or Coconut Milk, 1/2 gal. (reg. price)
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$2 Meijer Cheese, 8 oz.
$5 Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese, 16 oz.
$4.99 Meijer String Cheese, 24 ct. (Good buy!)
$3.50 Sargento String Cheese, 12 ct.
-$.50 off coupon in 4/13 newspaper insert
$3.00 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, 32 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE (coupon resets May 1st!)
$.60 Stonyfield Organic Blends or Fruit on the Bottom
-$.50 off coupon for Blends HERE (coupon resets May 1st!)
-$.50 off 3 coupon HERE
$2.49 Meijer Organics Chocolate Soymilk
$3.49 Eggland's Best Organic Eggs

PANTRY:

$2.50 Meijer Naturals or Meijer Organics Bread
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$3.00 Brownberry Whole Grains, Country, Health full, Natural or Grains Bread
$1.50 Aunt Millie's Bread, Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns ($.80 after coupon!)
-$.35 off coupon HERE
$2.50 Cheerios Cereal
-$.50 off coupon HERE (print by 4/30)
$3.50 Bear Naked Granola
-$1.50 off coupon HERE
$2.99 Meijer Organics Crackers, assorted varieties
$4.49 Meijer Organics Graham Crackers
$1.99 Meijer Naturals Rice, Pita or 12 Grain Crackers

$1.50 Meijer Organics Mustard
$5.79 Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise
$2.15 Meijer Organics Ketchup
$2.33 Meijer Organics Sweet Relish

$1.00 Ronzoni Pasta, 16 oz.
-$1 off 2 coupon in 4/14 newspaper insert
$.99 Meijer Select Italian Pasta, 1 lb.
-$.25 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE 
2.00 Classico Pasta Sauce (Check for HFCS & other additives.)
$1.67 Prego Pasta Sauce (Check for HFCS & other additives.)
$.67 Meijer Naturals Canned Tomatoes
$.80 Del Monte Canned Vegetables
$1.19 Riceland Rice, 1 lb.
$1.79 Riceland Rice, 2 lb.

$3.19 Madhava Coconut Sugar, 1 lb.
$2.50 Florida Crystals Organic Sugar, 2 lb.
$6.49 Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening
$2.99 Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta (GF)
$2.19 So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Milk
-$.55 off coupon HERE

$2.00 Peter Pan Natural Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$2.99 Krema Natural Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$2.50 Meijer Organics Honey Bear, 12 oz.
$1 Bush's Best Canned Beans, 15 oz.
$1.89 Kraft Organic Macaroni and Cheese

$7 Maxwell House Coffee, 28-30 oz.
$1.99 Celestial Seasonings Tea Bags

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Kroger 4/26-4/28


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

PRODUCE:

$1.25 Driscoll's Strawberries
$.99 Fresh Selections Classic Garden Salad
$1.50 Grape Tomatoes
$2.99 California Navel Oranges, 4 lb.
$1.99 Russet Potatoes, 8 lb.
$.99 Leaf Lettuce
$1.99 Mini Sweet Peppers
$.69 Organic Green Bell Peppers
3/$1 Sweet Corn
$.69 Vidalia Sweet Onions
$.99/lb. Zucchini or Yellow Squash


DAIRY:

$1.25 Chobani Greek Yogurt
-$.30 off coupon HERE
$2.00 Chobani Bites Greek Yogurt 4 pk.
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.99 Chobani Champions Yogurt Tubes
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.49 YoBaby Yogurt
-$1 off coupon HERE (coupon resets monthly)
$1.88 Kroger Cheese, 6-8 oz.
$2.29 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz. (hormone-free)
$3.99 Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, 16 oz.
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.50 Simple Truth Organic Soy Milk, half-gallon


FROZEN:

50% off Breyer's Ice Cream (look for one with 5 ingredients or less!)
$4.50 Simple Truth Organic Pizza
$1.69 Simple Truth Organic Frozen Vegetables
$1.09 Pictsweet Frozen Vegetables, 10 oz.


MEAT:

$2.99/lb. Boneless Chuck Roast
$2.79/lb. Ground Chuck
$5.99/lb. Strip Steak or Cooked Shrimp
$1.99/lb. Kroger Value Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
$2.99/lb. Boneless Pork Chops
$.99/lb. Kroger Value Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs
$6.99 Boneless Tip Roast
$5.99/lb. Wild-Caught Cod Fillets
$4.99/lb. Laura's Lean Ground Beef (1 lb. roll)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$3.99 Applegate Nitrate-free Bacon or Turkey Bacon
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$3.99 Hormel Natural Choice Bacon (nitrate-free)
$4.99 Aidell's All-Natural Chicken Sausages
$3.00 Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat (nitrate-free)
-$1.00 off 2 coupon HERE


PANTRY:

$2.59 Barbara's Bakery Cereal (2 boxes for $.59 ea. after coupon + promo)
-$1 off coupon HERE
*Buy 1 Barbara's cereal, get $1 checkout coupon off your next order. Buy 2, get 2. Buy 3, get $3.*
$1.69 Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate PB Cups
$3.00 Pacific Foods Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.79 Imagine Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.49 Simple Truth Organic Pasta Sauce
$1.00 Back to Nature Macaroni and Cheese
*Buy 2 Back to Nature Mac-n-Cheese, get a checkout coupon for $1 off your next order.*
$2.29 Annie's Homegrown Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese
$1.99 DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Pasta, 1 lb. (International aisle)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$.75 Muir Glen Tomato Paste
3/$4 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce and Diced Tomatoes, 15 oz.
-$1 off 2 peelie coupon on some cans
$1.00 Simple Truth Organic Canned Tomatoes
$1.19 Simple Truth Organic Ketchup, 20 oz.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Meijer 4/21-4/27


This is a quick reference guide to all the best advertised and unadvertised deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Dayton, Oh area Meijer stores. Looking for the HOT Kroger Deals for this week? Be sure to check back soon!

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.
  • Save $2 off your first mPerks purchase when you sign up HERE.
  • Get 5% off all your groceries and 15% off general merchandise on 4/26 & 4/27 with mPerks coupon!
 

PRODUCE:

$2.29 Seedless Navel Oranges, 5 lb.
$3.29 Organic Navel Oranges, 4 lb.
$1.99 Whole Pineapples
$1.67 Strawberries, 1 lb.
$3.00 Organic Strawberries, 1 lb.
$3.00 Blueberries, 6 oz.
$3.99 Fuji Apples, 5 lb.

$.99/lb. Green Beans
$3.49 Pero Farms Mini Sweet Peppers, 2 lb.
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
6/$2 Florida Bi-color Sweet Corn
$1.67 Fresh Herbs
$3.00 Gourmet Garden Squeeze Tube Herbs
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$2.49/lb. White or Graffiti Eggplant
$1.50 Organic Zucchini
$.77 Head Lettuce
$1.29 Premium Greenhouse Tomatoes
$1 Red, Yellow or Orange Sweet Bell Peppers
$2.50 Dole Salad Blends, 6-12 oz.
$3.99 Earthbound Farms Clamshell Salad
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product")
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$.69/lb. Sweet Onions
$2.50 Organic Grape Tomatoes

$1.00 Meijer Organics Fresh Mushrooms, 8 oz. 
$1.25 Markets of Meijer Cut Vegetables, 12 oz.
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks coupon HERE


$1.79 Meijer Mini Box Raisins, 14 ct.
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$2.00 Meijer Organics Dried Cranberries, 12 oz.
$5.49 Almonds, 16 oz. ($3.99 at Kroger)
$6.99 Walnuts, 16 oz.



MEAT:

$2.99 Oscar Mayer Uncured Bacon, 1 lb. (nitrate-free)
*When you buy 8 participating items!*
$7.99/lb. NEW! Laura's Grassfed Organic Ground Beef
-$1 off coupon HERE
$6.99/lb. Laura's Ground Beef (hormone/antibiotic free)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.79 Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat (nitrate-free)
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE
$2.50 Bob Evan's Sausage, 1 lb.
-$.50 coupon HERE
$1.27/lb. Cook’s or Hormel Sliced Half Ham
$1.77/lb. Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin
$2.99/lb. Angus Ground Chuck, family pack

$4.49/lb. 96% Lean Ground Beef
$3.49/lb. Angus Beef Bottom Round Roast or Family Pack Steaks
$3.49/lb. Boneless Whole Pork Tenderloin

$2.49/lb. Meijer Fresh Chicken Tenders


FROZEN:

$3.69 Amy's Frozen Bowls and Meals
$3.49 Welch's Frozen Wild Blueberries (pesticide-free)
$1.99 Meijer Organics Frozen Vegetables
$.25 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE (Not sure if it will work on Meijer Organics!)
$3.99 Ezekiel Bread



DAIRY:

$4.19 Meijer Organics Butter Quarters, 1 lb.
-$.50 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE (Not sure if it will work on Meijer Organics)
$1.00 Chobani Greek Yogurt
-$.30 off coupon HERE
$2.79 Silk Almond, Soy or Coconut Milk, 1/2 gal.
1.50 Kraft Cheese Block, 8 oz.
*When you buy 8 participating items!*
20% off Meijer Organics Block or String Cheese (produce dept.)
$3.00 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, 32 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE (coupon resets monthly)
$.60 Stonyfield Organic Blends or Fruit on the Bottom
-$.50 off coupon for Blends HERE
-$.50 off 3 coupon HERE


PANTRY:

$2.50 Meijer Naturals or Meijer Organics Bread
$1.69 Aunt Millie's Bread
-$.35 off coupon HERE (only one coupon accepted)
$2.50 Blue Diamond Nut Thins
-$.75 off 2 coupon HERE

$2.49 Meijer Organics Tortilla Chips

$3.50 Pacific Foods Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.60 Imagine Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.51 Meijer Organics Broth, 1 qt.
$1.67 Meijer Naturals Broth, 1 qt.
$5.79 Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise
$1.00 Meijer Pasta, 16 oz.

-$.25 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$.99 Meijer Select International Pasta, 16 oz.
-$.25 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$1.00 Meijer Naturals Salsa
$1.19 Riceland Brown Rice, 1 lb.

$3.19 Madhava Coconut Sugar, 1 lb.
$4.99 Sunspire Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Chips
$3.21 Meijer Organics Pure Vanilla Extract, 2 oz.

$2.99 Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$2.79 Meijer Naturals Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$1.50 Meijer Naturals Dry Beans, 1 lb.
$2.50 Meijer Organics Honey Bear, 12 oz.
$6.99 Meijer Organics Pure Maple Syrup, 12 oz.

$2.00 Old Orchard 100% Juice
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE
$3.59 Honest Kids Organic Juice Pouches, 8 ct.

I would be pleased as punch if you share these deals with friends who enjoy saving money on healthy foods. Please use the share buttons below!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Meal Plan Monday ~ April 22-28


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. For the best local grocery deals this week and coupon match-ups, check back on Monday evening.


Monday
Homemade Fish Sticks
Cheesy Quinoa and Broccoli Bake
Mixed Berries with Real Whipped Cream

 
Tuesday (GF)
Crockpot Herbed Turkey Breast Roast (from our local free-range turkey farm!)
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans
Chocolate Banana Bon Bons
 
 
Wednesday (GF minus rolls)
Beef Vegetable Soup
Honey Lime Fruit Salad
Homemade Honey Oat Pull-Apart Rolls


Thursday ~ Kids' Night (Dad works late!)
Quesadillas
Sugar Snap Peas
Fruit Smoothies (with spinach...shhh!)

 
Friday (GF)
Fiesta Lime Chicken with Mexican Rice (Applebee's Copycat Recipe)
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


 

Saturday
Mom's Night Off ~ Out to eat after church

Sunday
Baked Ziti
Mixed Green Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Mini Apple Dumplings & Homemade Ice Cream


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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Got rain? Make rainbows! ~ 3 Rainy Day Activities for Kids


We wrapped up a unit on colors and rainbows a few weeks ago and I blogged about it in a Living the Lutz Life post yesterday. I wanted to expand on the activities a little more and give directions in case you wanted to do these fun projects with your own kiddos! Since today is rainy and much colder than the low 80s we had yesterday, I figured it was the perfect day to share some rainbow crafts!

These activities would be a great way to tie in the Bible story of Noah's Ark, where after 40 days and nights of rain...God sent a rainbow as a sign that the flood was over and of His faithful promise to Noah and his family.

Color Mixing
To show the kids how two primary colors can mix together to form secondary colors, I filled up several jars with water and red, blue and yellow food coloring. I used glass canning jars, but you could use any transparent container. I will warn you that I filled and refilled these jars at least 3 times, because they loved it and wanted to do it again and again.

We did this activity on the opened door of the dishwasher, to minimize the mess. I placed a couple towels under the door, for any splashes or spills and had them wear old paint shirts. You will want to provide a few large, empty jars or containers for them to mix the water and create new colors. We had fun trying to make a musical xylophone by varying the levels of water in the jar to make different "notes" and tapping the jars with a spoon.

When all your playing is done, pour out the jars of water onto the lid of the dishwasher and slowly close the door. Use the "drain" button on your dishwasher to empty out the colored water. You may want to pour a few jars of clean water onto the door and repeat the process to wash away all the colored water.

Paper Rainbows
To prepare this activity, cut one inch strips (lengthwise) from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple construction paper. Give your preschooler or lower elementary child a ruler, scissors and a pencil. Measure the pieces and cut accordingly:

Red ~ 10 inches
Orange ~ 9 inches
Yellow ~ 8 inches
Green ~ 7 inches
Blue ~ 6 inches
Purple ~ 5 inches

After all of the pieces have been cut, stack them so that the red is on the top and the purple is on the bottom (rainbow order). Line the pieces up at one end and staple them. Take all of the loose ends and make them line up on the other side, forming an arc. Staple the second side. Voila! A free-standing rainbow AND a math lesson. Cool!

Recycled Rainbow Swirl Crayons
This is a perfect way to repurpose all those broken crayons you might have stashed away somewhere! Gather up all your old, broken crayons and peel off their paper. Break the crayons into smallish pieces and spread evenly among paper or foil baking cups. Place the baking cups into a foil-lined casserole dish or cookie sheet. Make sure cups are at least 1/3 full. Bake your broken crayons in a 250 degree oven for about 8-10 or until most of the crayon pieces are melted. Some of the crayons may be unmelted, but they should look mostly flat on the top. Allow to cool completely and room the baking cup wrapper. Enjoy using your new rainbow swirl crayons!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Living the Lutz Life: Jackson's Surprise Party, Easter and the Midwest Homeschool Convention

We are in the middle of April and I feel like I am just now recovering from the whirlwind of a month we had in March. I lost my camera for a few weeks and my husband just recently found it hiding in our van. (Love that man!!) Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of picture taking going on there for awhile. 

I fell into a bit of a "funk" at the beginning of April (or was I simply recovering from March?) and my motivation, even for blogging, completely tanked. I got the Fresh Food Deals posted each week, but that's about it. I am finally back in the game and I've been posting up a storm this week. Here's what our family was up to during the last half of March and the beginning of April. 


For kindergarten, Jackson did a unit on colors and learned that "God makes our world beautiful". We sorted Crayola crayons by color families and graphed them, made our own recycled rainbow crayons, learned about the colors of the rainbow, mixed colored water in glass jars (on the dishwasher door) and measured/cut strips of paper to make construction paper rainbows. We continued to work on reading and writing short vowel words, addition and telling time.


Jackson wanted a surprise party for his 6th birthday, so that's exactly what he got! We invited family to come and surprise Jackson and he was so shocked that he almost cried. He had a great time with his cousins, loved the Bowser's castle cake that I made for him and was thrilled with all of his new gifts. It's hard to believe he is already 6 years old. Time seems to fly by more quickly with each passing year.


Our church held an amazing Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter and the kids had a BLAST! 50,000 plastic eggs stuffed with 100,000 pieces of candy...let's just say we had more candy from the egg hunt than we got last Halloween!

The kids helped me make a resurrection garden for our dining room table and Bill and I tried to put the Easter focus on Jesus as much as we could (and minimize the bunny). One night we made resurrection rolls out of jumbo marshmallows and some leftover pizza dough. I got the biggest giggle out of Charlotte biting into hers and exclaming, "Oh NO!! Where my marshmallow go? We need make new ones!"



Bill and I were able to get away by ourselves a couple weeks ago and went to the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati. We sat in on a few workshops, including one from Ruth at The Better Mom and another from Crystal at Money Saving Mom. It was extremely nice to have two whole days where we could be Bill and Ashley instead of "Daddy" and "Mommy". I enjoyed browsing the gigantic vendor hall--filled with every homeschool curriculum, manipulative, workbook, game or supply you could imagine. It was fun running into a few friends from church while we were there, too!

What has your family been doing now that spring has finally arrived?

Fresh Food Deals at Kroger 4/15-4/21


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

$1.99 Whole Pineapples
$.99 Cantaloupe
3/$1 Sweet Corn
$1.25 Driscoll's Strawberries, 16 oz.
$.69/lb. Vidalia Sweet Onions
$1.99 Tasti-Lee Tomatoes, 1 lb.
$2.50 Dole or Fresh Selections Garden Salads
3/$1 Lunchbox Apples, assorted varieties
$3.99 California Seedless Mandarins, 3 lb. bag
$2.00 Blackberries
$2.29 Organic Blackberries
$.69/lb. Sweet Potatoes
$.99 Avocados or Mangoes
$1.49 Simple Truth Organic Herbs, Basil or Cilantro
$1.99 Simple Truth Organic Grape Tomatoes


$2.49 YoBaby Yogurt
-$.50 off coupon HERE (coupon resets monthly)
$1.79 Kroger Cheese, 6-8 oz.
$2.29 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz. (hormone-free)
$2.99 Simple Truth Organic Yogurt, 32 oz. (We thought this yogurt was gross! I'd stick with the $.99 Mountain High Yogurt.)
$2.99 Simple Truth Organic Milk, half-gallon
$2.50 Simple Truth Cage Free Eggs
$1.25 Kroger Large Eggs


$2.29 Simple Truth Organic Frozen Fruit, 10 oz.
$1.69 Simple Truth Organic Frozen Vegetables


$5.99/lb. Angus Top Sirloin Steak
$1.99/lb. Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs
$3.99/lb. Angus Boneless English Roast
25% off Kroger Fish Fillets or Scallops, frozen
$3.79/lb. Ground Round
$2.99/lb. Center Cut Pork Chops or Ribs


$3.99 Applegate Farms Bacon or Turkey Bacon (nitrate-free)
$3.99 Hormel Natural Choice Bacon (nitrate-free)
$3.00 Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat (nitrate-free)
-$1.00 off 2 coupon HERE
$2.99 Jimmy Dean, All-Natural Sausage, 1 lb. (MSG-free) Get a raincheck if they are out!


Buy 5 Items, Save $5 Instantly! (Prices listed are AFTER $5 savings.)
$2.29 Cascadian Farms Cereal
-$1 off 2 coupon on some boxes
-$1 off Facebook coupon HERE
$2.79 King Arthur Flour, 5 lb. (WOW!!)
$2.49 Earth Balance Spread
$4.99 Fage Greek Yogurt, 35 oz.
$1.99 Kraft or Sargento Cheese, 5-8 oz.
$1.99 Cheerios, yellow box original
-$.50 off coupon HERE
-$.50 off Kroger Plus e-coupon HERE (cannot be combined w/paper coupon)
$1.99 Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
$1.88 V8 V-Fusion Juice
$1.99 Kettle Brand Chips
-$1 off coupon HERE (use zip code 19606)
$1.99 Lay's or Tostitos Natural
$3.99 Larabars, 5 pk.
$.99 Mountain High Yogurt, 32 oz. (Great price!! Hormone-free!)
-$.50 off coupon in 3/24 newspaper insert
$3.49 Turkey Hill All-Natural Ice Cream, 1.5 qt. (Our favorite!)
-$1 off coupon in 4/7 Sunday insert
$2.49-3.29 Pepperidge Farm Bread
-$1 off 2 coupon in 3/24 Sunday insert

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$1.69 Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate PB Cups
$3.00 Pacific Foods Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.79 Imagine Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.49 Simple Truth Organic Pasta Sauce
$1.00 Back to Nature Macaroni and Cheese
$2.29 Annie's Homegrown Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese
$1.99 DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Pasta, 1 lb. (International aisle)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$.75 Muir Glen Tomato Paste
3/$4 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce and Diced Tomatoes, 15 oz.
-$1 off 2 peelie coupon on some cans
 
This is a 2-week sale, so you won't notice many differences from last week's post. If you see something I missed, please let me know!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

 

This is my very favorite salad of all-time. Last spring, before the ridiculous heat and drought, when my spinach was growing a crazy rate--I ate this salad everyday. It is light, fruity and just a tiny bit sweet. The chewy cranberries pair well with the crunchy spinach and almonds. I love the easy citrus vinaigrette and the slightly salty feta cheese. YUM! The vitamin C in the citrus helps your body absorb the iron in the spinach better. In my opinion there is a perfect balance of protein, healthy fat, fiber and carbs.

This recipe makes one large, lunch-sized serving. Feel free to double or triple it for smaller pot luck servings or as a side dish for a family meal. The dressing recipe is a 1:1:1 ratio, meaning you can use 1 Tbs. of each ingredient or 1 cup of each. It stores for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator if you want to keep it on hand, although it is simple enough to whip up one serving at a time.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Salad:
2 c. organic baby spinach
3-4 strawberries, sliced
1 mandarin or clementine orange, peeled and segmented
1/4 c. dried cranberries
2 T. slivered almonds
2 T. Feta cheese

Dressing:
1 T. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 T. warm water
1 T. olive oil
dash of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice (optional)

1. Layer the spinach leaves with the fruit, nuts and cheese on a large plate.

2. Add frozen orange juice concentrate to a small bowl and stir in warm water. Squeeze in a dash of lemon or lime juice (optional). Whisk in olive oil until emulsified.

3. Drizzle dressing over salad and grab a fork!

Note: If you are making this salad to take to a picnic or even just to work for lunch, take the dressing separately and pour over the salad just before serving. If you add the dressing ahead of time, the spinach leaves will wilt.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Meijer 4/14--4/20 (Meijer Brand Week)


This is a quick reference guide to all the best advertised and unadvertised deals and coupons for fresh, healthy foods at Dayton, Oh area Meijer stores. Looking for the HOT Kroger Deals for this week? Be sure to check back soon!

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. Save 5% off your grocery purchases on Monday with mPerks coupon HERE.

$.88/lb. Apples, assorted varieties
$2.50 Blueberries, 6 oz.
$1.49 Potatoes, 10 lb. bag
$4.99 Seedless Watermelon
$1.25 Earthbound Farms Organic Green Onions
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (says frozen foods, prints "good on any")
$3.99 Organic Apples, 3 lb. bag
$1.25 Mangos
$1.67 Ready Pac Ready Snax
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE
$2.00 Avocados, 4 ct. bag

3/$5 Meijer Organics Fresh Mushrooms
$2.00 Bolthouse Farms Juice
$3.50 Wonderful Sweet Chili Pistachios or Salt & Pepper, 7 oz.
$6.49 Walnuts, 16 oz. bag
$7.99 Pecans, 16 oz. bag
$2.00 Meijer Organics Dried Cranberries, 5 oz. (Produce dept. near raisins)
$2.50 Go Veggie "Cheese" Slices ($.25 after both coupons!)
-$1.25 off 1 coupon HERE
-$1 off Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE



$7.99/lb. NEW! Laura's Grassfed Organic Ground Beef (Ouch, that's pricey! Our local farm sells organic, grassfed beef for $4/lb.)
$2.79 Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat (nitrate-free)
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE
$1.99/lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, family pk.
$2.99/lb. Center Cut Bone-In Pork Chops, family pk.
20% off Jennie-O Ground Turkey
$3.49/lb. Chuckeye Roasts or Family Pack Steaks
$2.99/lb. Angus Ground Round

$.99 Meijer Frozen Vegetables, 16 oz.
$2.00 Meijer Frozen Vegetables, 2 lb.
-$.25 off Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE
$3.69 Amy's Frozen Bowls and Meals
$2.50 Meijer Frozen Fruit, 12-16 oz.
$3.49 Welch's Frozen Wild Blueberries (pesticide-free)
$2.29 Meijer Frozen Shredded or Diced Potatoes
$3.00 Alexia Potatoes (in the organic frozen section)

$3.00 Black Creek Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, 7 oz.
$3.00 Meijer String Cheese, 10-12 oz.
$1.88 Meijer Shredded or Chunk Cheese, 5-8 oz.
$1.89 Meijer Sliced Natural Cheese, 6-8 oz.
$1.67 Meijer Cream Cheese
$2.50 Meijer Butter, 1 lb.
$1.50 Smith's All-Natural Sour Cream, 16 oz.
$2.00 Dannon All-Natural Yogurt, 32 oz. (Hormone free)
$3.00 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, 32 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE (coupon resets monthly)
$.60 Stonyfield Organic Blends or Fruit on the Bottom
-$.50 off coupon for Blends HERE (FREE after coupon!)
-$.50 off 3 coupon HERE (3 for $.80 after coupon--coupons reset monthly)

$2.50 Meijer Naturals or Meijer Organics Bread
BOGO Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Bread
-$.35 off coupon HERE (only one coupon accepted)
$2.50 Blue Diamond Nut Thins
-$.75 off 2 coupon HERE

$3.29 Simply Natural Lay's or Tostitos ($1.99 at Kroger)

$3.50 Pacific Foods Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.60 Imagine Organic Soup
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.51 Meijer Organics Broth, 1 qt.
$1.67 Meijer Naturals Broth, 1 qt.
$1.99 Rice Dream, 1 qt. (FREE after coupon!)
$3.69 Rice Dream, 2 qt.
$3.79 Rice Dream, 3 pk. single-serve
-$2 off coupon HERE
$5.79 Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise
$.99 Meijer Pasta sauce (has organic sugar and nothing artificial)
$1.00 Creamette Pasta, 1 lb.
 

$3.19 Madhava Coconut Sugar, 1 lb.
$4.99 Sunspire Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Chips
$3.49 King Arthur Flour, 5 lb.
$1.69 Meijer Flour, 5 lb.
$3.44-4.19 Simply Organic Spices
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (PDF coupon-no print limit)
$7.99 Simply Organic Vanilla Extract, 4 oz.
-$1 off coupon HERE
25% off Meijer Seasonings, Herbs and Extracts

$2.99 Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$2.79 Meijer Naturals Peanut Butter, 16 oz.
$1.50 Meijer Dry Beans, 1 lb.
$.99 Meijer Premium Chunk White Tuna in Water
$2.50 Meijer Organics Tea, 20 ct.

$3.50 Quaker Oats, 42 oz.
3/$10 General Mills Cereal, 16-21 oz. Select varieties
-$.50 off Cheerios $1 off 2 Chex and other (less healthy) cereals HERE
-$.50 off Chex, Cheerios and other General Mills cereal Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE

$2.50 Plum Organics Puffs, Little Cremes, Teensy Fruits, Fiddlesticks or Bistro Bowls
$1.25 Plum Organic Stage 2 Pouch
-$.50 off 1 coupon HERE

Fresh Food Deals: April 2013 Aldi Price List


I finally managed to get to Aldi today to check out their selection and prices on healthy, unprocessed foods and I was pleasantly surprised with what I found! If you have never been to an Aldi store before, please keep these tips in mind.
  • Aldi does not accept manufacturer's coupons.
  • Aldi charges you for shopping bags, so take your own.
  • Bring a quarter with you to unlock your shopping cart (you get your quarter back when you return the cart).
  • Aldi only accepts EBT cards, cash and debit cards--no checks or credit cards.


Today my family and I found a nice electric juicer for $35 to replace our old one that has been broken for a few months. I also scored the cheapest pure maple syrup I have found anywhere, along with some fair trade coffee and frozen thin-style green beans...you know, the ones they have in fancy restaurants.

Below, I listed some potential good buys on healthier foods. Aldi brands are often manufactured in the same plants as the big names. Millville cereal is made by General Mills, Aldi almond milk is in the same box as Silk, etc. For a listing of this week's Aldi sale prices, click HERE.


$2.99 Nature's Path Organic Granola
$1.69 Millville "Cheerios"
$2.49 Organic Agave Nectar
$2.49 Friendly Farms Almond Milk, original or vanilla
$2.79 Lifeway Kefir
$3.29 Fage Greek Yogurt, 17.6 oz.
$1.89 Butter, 1 lb.
$2.49 String Cheese, 10 oz.
$1.99 Feta or Blue Cheese Crumbles
$1.79 Block Cheese, 8 oz.
$2.49 Millville Steel Cut Oats
$.99 Canned Pumpkin
$2.19 Rolled or Quick Oats, 42 oz.
$3.99 Fair Trade Coffee, 12 oz.
$2.29 Dry Beans, 2 lb.
$1.79 White Rice, 3 lb.
$.99/lb. Pasta
$1.99 Frozen Fruit
$1.69 Frozen Ground Turkey
$4.49 Wild Caught Salmon Fillets (frozen), 16 oz.
$3.99 Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, 12 oz.
$1.99 Lunch Buddies All-Natural Fruit Twists (no added sugar/HFCS)
$2.49 Dried Cherries
$1.49 Frozen Extra Fine Green Beans


Are you an Aldi shopper? What are your favorite things to buy at Aldi?