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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Top 10 Fresh Food Deals at Meijer ~ June 19-22

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These deals are for the Dayton, OH area Meijer stores. Receive an extra 5% off groceries and 15% off general merchandise on Friday and Saturday by clicking HERE to download the free Meijer mPerks e-coupon.


1.  $1.50 Blueberries, pint


2.  $.97/lb. Red or Green Seedless Grapes

(Our Meijer is now carrying organic imported grapes for $1.99/lb.)


3.  $1.50 Organic Zucchini or Cucumbers


4.  $2.50 Organic Romaine Hearts or Clamshell Salad
     -$1 off 2 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product)


5.  $1.99/lb. Asparagus


6.  10 for $10, Get 11th Free  Meijer Naturals Salsa, 16 oz.


7.  10 for $10, Get 11th Free  Meijer Frozen Vegetables, 16 oz.
     -$.25 off Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE


8.  $4.49  Applegate Farms Organic Hotdogs ($3.49 w/coupon)
     -$.75 off printable coupon HERE


9.  $3.00  Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, 32 oz. ($2.00 w/coupon)
    -$.50 off  printable coupon HERE


10.  $2.50 Meijer Butter Quarters, 1 lb. ($2.00 w/e-coupon)
       -$.50 Meijer mPerks e-coupon HERE


Happy Shopping!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken (GF)


I cannot take one bit of credit for these delicious BBQ crusted chicken tenders. A sweet friend named Lauren, who moved to California awhile back, is the one who introduced me to these tasty little treaures. I love that I can have this delicious dinner in the oven in under 5 minutes. Don't let the title fool you, these are just mildly tangy--not really all that spicy. Think sweet BBQ flavor.

The first few times I made this recipe I used a whole piece of bacon per chicken tender, but felt like it was a bit too much. Feel free to use a whole piece if you prefer. My hubby (AKA Resident Taste Tester) and I agree that a half piece imparts all of the perfect bacon flavor and is a bit less greasy.

My kiddos aren't really into the bacon (gasp!!), so I oh-so-lightly dip theirs into the seasoning and leave off the bacon. Seriously...whose kids are these anyway? Haha! And if you happen to have leftover seasoning, just throw it into a labeled plastic bag or small container and freeze it for the next time you make these. You definitely want to keep it in the freezer, though, since you dipped raw chicken in it. I do this regularly with my chicken nugget breading and this dry BBQ seasoning. Feel free to freeze the leftover bacon, too. I hate wasting perfectly good food. And trust me when I tell you these are mmm, mmm good!




Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Serves 4 (approx. 3 pieces each)

1.5 lb. Chicken tenders or 4 boneless breasts cut into strips
About 6 slices of nitrate-free bacon (if using 1/2 slice per tender)
1/4 c. Chili powder
1/4 c. Brown sugar
Toothpicks, if needed

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. If using boneless skinless breasts, cut into strips the size of chicken tenders.

3. In a wide, shallow bowl mix together the chili powder and brown sugar until well combined.

4. Cut the bacon strips into half, width wise. Wrap a half piece of bacon around one of the chicken tenders diagonally. This may take a couple tries until you get the hang of it. If needed, use toothpicks to secure. (I just hold it in place, personally.)

5. While holding the ends of the bacon in place, dip the chicken into the seasoning on both sides to coat it well.

6. Place bacon wrapped and seasoned chicken tenders onto cookie sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the bacon is thoroughly cooked and the chicken is no longer pink.



Looking for a recipe to use up that leftover bacon? Try this!

Quick Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara

Meal Plan Monday ~ June 10-16


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 (Kroger, Meijer and Aldi) this week and coupon match-ups, check back on Monday evening.


Monday (GF)
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken 
Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potatoes
GF Southern-Style Strawberry Shortcakes




Tuesday (GF)
Grassfed Organic Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce
Raw Veggies & Guacamole Dip
Frozen Grapes

*Use corn tortillas or gluten-free flour tortillas to make this GF.

Wednesday (GF)
Cobb Salad  (Romaine, Tomatoes, Egg, Bacon, Grilled Chicken, Corn, Avocado & Black Beans) with Ranch Dressing
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Parfaits




Thursday (GF)
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole  Recipe coming soon!!
Fresh Steamed Green Beans
Watermelon Sorbet

Friday (GF)
Grilled Portabello Mushroom Pizzas
Mixed Green Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies




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


Sunday ~ Father's Day Cookout (GF*)
Grilled Grassfed Organic Beef Hotdogs (We like Applegate brand.)
Fresh Caprese Quinoa Salad
Corn on the Cob with Real Butter & Sea Salt
Deviled Eggs
GF Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie  Recipe coming soon!!

*Udi's brand makes GF hot dog buns, or you could eat them bunless.


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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Kroger 6/3--6/9


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? Click HERE.

Earn 2x Fuel Rewards on purchases made on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (through 6/30) with downloadable e-coupon HERE.


Earn 4x Fuel Rewards on gift card purchases through 6/23. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

PRODUCE

$2.00 Strawberries
$2.99 Organic Strawberries
$1.50 Raspberries
$.99/lb. Peaches
$2.99/lb. Jumbo California Red Cherries

$2.50 Simple Truth Romaine Hearts, 3 pk.
$.99/lb. Broccoli
$.79 Organic Green Peppers
$1.00 Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers
$.79/lb. Vidalia Sweet Onions
$.99/lb. Green Beans
$.99/lb. Yellow or Zucchini Squash
4/$1 Sweet Corn
$.99 Iceberg Lettuce 
$1.69 Simple Truth Organic Celery Hearts
$1.67 Dole or Fresh Selections Bagged Salads


MEAT

$3.99 Simple Truth 93% Lean Ground Turkey
-$.75 off downloadable e-coupon HERE
2.99/lb. Center Cut Pork Chops
$3.29/lb. Ground Chuck, sold in 3 lb. pkg.
$6.99/lb. Boneless Strip Steaks
$2.99/lb.Tyson BLSL Chicken Breasts
$3.99/lb. Angus London Broil or Top Round Roast
$2.49/lb. Miller Amish Split Chicken Breasts
$4.99 Aidell's Chicken Sausages
$3.99 Applegate Farms Turkey Bacon
-$.75 off coupon HERE


DAIRY

*Buy any 3 Kashi or Silk items, get 1 dozen Simple Truth eggs FREE. (organic eggs included)*
$2.99 Silk Almond, Soy or Coconut Milk (produce dept.)
-$.75 off coupon HERE
-$1 off coupon HERE (use zip code 30303)
-$.55 off blinkie coupon near product in some stores

$2.50 Athenos Feta Cheese
$2.50 Sargento Natural Cheese Slices
-$.50 off coupon HERE
$1.88 Kroger Cheese, 6-8 oz
$2.99 Kroger Cheese, 16 oz.  GREAT PRICE!
$3.99 Frigo String Cheese, 16 ct.
-$.40 off coupon HERE

$2.50 Simple Truth Almond or Soy Milk, half gallon
$2.99 Simple Truth Organic Milk, half gallon
$1.50 Simple Truth Organic Half n Half, 16 oz.
$1 Chobani Greek Yogurt
-$.30 off coupon HERE
$2.49 YoBaby Yogurt
-$.50 off coupon HERE
$2.00 Dannon All-Natural Yogurt, 32 oz. (no rBST hormones)

$3.99 Simple Truth Organic Butter
-$.50 off downloadable e-coupon HERE
$4.29 Horizon Organic Butter (produce dept.)
$1.99 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz. (no rBST hormones)
$2.99 Daisy Sour Cream, 24 oz.
$2.29 Daisy Cottage Cheese, 16 oz. (no rBST hormones)
$2.99 Daisy Cottage Cheese, 24 oz.


FROZEN

$2.99 Breyer's Ice Cream (look for one with 5 ingredients or less!)
*Buy 4 Breyer's, get a $2 checkout coupon for your next purchase.*
$1.00 Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE
-$.30 off coupon HERE for whole grain rice
$1.00 Kroger Frozen Vegetables

*Buy any 3 Kashi or Silk items, get 1 dozen Simple Truth eggs FREE. (organic eggs included)*
$3.00 Kashi Waffles
$2.50 Kashi Frozen Meals


PANTRY

*Buy any 3 Kashi or Silk items, get 1 dozen Simple Truth eggs FREE. (organic eggs included)*
$2.99 Kashi Cereal
-$2 off 2 coupon HERE
$2.50 Kashi Crackers
$3.09 Kashi Cereal Bars

$4.49 Udi's GF Bagels
-$1 off coupon HERE
$3.99 Udi's GF Pizza Crust
-$1 off coupon HERE
$1.67 Simple Truth Tortilla Chips
-$.50 off downloadable e-coupon HERE

$2.50 Simple Truth Organic Cereal
-$.50 off downloadable e-coupon HERE
$3.29 Clif Kids Z Bar
$1.00 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE
$1.00 Annie's Homegrown Mac n Cheese
-$.30 off coupon HERE
$2.19 DeBoles GF Mac n Cheese
$2.19 DeBoles GF Pasta, 8 oz.
$1.99 DeLallo Whole Wheat Pasta (International aisle)
-$1 off coupon HERE

$1.64 Simple Truth Organic Ketchup
$2.00 Simple Truth Organic Canned Beans

-$.25 off downloadable e-coupon HERE
$2.99 Simple Truth Organic Apple Juice
-$.50 off downloadable e-coupon HERE

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fresh Food Deals at Meijer 6/2--6/8



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? Check back soon!

Are you a member of Meijer mPerks? Sign up now to download store coupons (combine e-coupons labeled "store coupon" with paper manufacturer's coupons!) then type in your mobile phone number at checkout to redeem.
  • Save $2 off your first mPerks purchase when you sign up HERE.
  • Save 5% on all grocery and HBC purchases on 6/7 and 6/8 with mPerks coupon HERE.

PRODUCE
$1.00 California Strawberries, 1 lb.
$.99/lb. Peaches or Nectarines
$.99/lb. Apricots
$2.99 Organic Apricots, 1 lb. container
$1.99/lb. Seedless Grapes
$1.25 Baby-cut Carrots or Earthbound Farm Organic Carrots
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product)
$1.25 Earthbound Farm Organic Green Onions
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product)
$2.50 Earthbound Farm Organic Romaine Lettuce, 3 pk.
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE (prints "good on any EBF product)
$.98/lb. Tomatoes on the Vine
$.99/lb. Green or Red Romaine Lettuce
$2.50 Raspberries
$2.50 Blackberries
$2.00 Cantaloupes
$2.99/lb. California Large Sweet Cherries
$1.67 Dole Salad Blends
$2.00 Avocados, 4 pk.  *$1/4 after coupon!*
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE (I think this is a new one!)
$4.99 Whole Seedless Watermelon
$3.99 Personal Seedless Watermelon (The one I picked out was HUGE!)
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$2.00 Craisins, 5 oz.  *$1.00 after coupon!*
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$3.99 Sunview Organic Raisins, 15 oz. (Black, Red or Green)


MEAT
$1.29/lb. Meijer Split Chicken Breasts, family pack
$2.89/lb. Meijer Chicken Tenders
$1.79/lb. Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin
$8.99/lb. Angus Boneless Ribeye Steaks
20% off Jennie-O Turkey Store Ground Turkey
$6.49/lb. Laura's Lean Organic Grass-fed Ground Beef
-$1 off coupon HERE
$2.99/lb. Angus Beef Ground Round, family pack
$4.49/lb. 96% Lean Ground Beef
$3.49 Hormel Natural Choice Nitrate-free Bacon
$9.99 Ocean Bonnie Argentine Red Shrimp, wild caught 32 oz.


DAIRY
$3.09 Silk Almond Milk (reg. price)
-$1 off any 1 "milk alternative" Meijer mPerks STORE coupon HERE
-$2 off any 2 "milk alternative" Meijer mPerks STORE coupon HERE
-$.55 off 1 coupon HERE

**I bought 2 cartons of Silk Almond Milk and BOTH mPerks coupons came off!! Plus, the 2 doubled manufacturer's coupons! I paid $1.09 for what should have cost me $6.18.**

$2.50 Meijer Gallon Milk
$3.69 Horizon Organic Milk, half gallon
-$1 off 2 coupon HERE

$4.99 Frigo String Cheese, 24 ct.
$3.49 Kraft String Cheese, 12 ct.
$2.00 Kraft Cheese, 8 oz. cracker cuts or chunk
$5.89 Meijer Chunk Cheese, 24 oz. *GREAT PRICE!*
-$1 off Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$2.50 Sargento Sliced Cheese or Shredded Cheese
-$.50 off sliced cheese coupon HERE
-$1 off 2 Meijer mPerks MANF. shredded cheese coupon HERE
$2.69 Daisy Cottage Cheese, 24 oz. (hormone-free)
$1.69 Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16 oz. (hormone-free)
$1.99 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz.
$3.00 Land O' Lakes Butter, 1 lb.

$3.00 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, 32 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE
$3.00 Stonyfield YoKids Smoothies, 5 pk.
-$.50 off coupon HERE
$5.00 Chobani Greek Yogurt, 32 oz.
-$.50 off coupon HERE


FROZEN
$4.29 Udi's Gluten-Free Bread, Buns or Muffin Tops (thru 6/16)
-$1 off coupon HERE
$3.00 Amy's Frozen Meals
-$1.50 off coupon HERE
$1.33 Birds Eye Steam-fresh Vegetables, 10-12 oz.
$2.50 Alexia Organic Fries




PANTRY
$6.99 Starbucks Coffee or 10 pk. K-cups
-$1.50 off Meijer mPerks MANF. coupon HERE
15% off Lipton Tea Products
-$.40 off Meijer mPerks MANF. coupon HERE
$2.50 Meijer Organics Tea Bags
$2.50 Apple & Eve Fruitables, 6 ct. *$1.50 with coupon!*
-$.55 off coupon HERE
$2.00 Langer's 100% Juice, 64 oz.

$6.89 Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil, 14 oz.
-$2 off coupon HERE
4.99 Sunbutter Spread
$5.49 Maranatha Organic PB
$4.99 Maranatha Almond Butter
$3.59 Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips *$2.59 w/coupon-GREAT PRICE!*
-$.55 off coupon HERE
-$1.50 off 2 coupon HERE
$3.69 King Arthur Flour, 5 lb.
$3.29 Joy GF Sugar Cones, 12 ct.
-$.55 off coupon HERE
$2.29 Joy GF Cake Cones, 12 ct. *$1.29 with coupon!*
-$.55 off coupon HERE




$5.79 Spectrum Organic Mayonnaise
$1.25 Meijer Organics Canned Beans, 15 oz.
-$.50 off 2 Meijer mPerks coupon HERE
$.89 La Preferida Canned Beans (international aisle)
$.99 La Preferida Refried Beans (international aisle)
$2.50 Meijer Organics Salsa
$1.79 Meijer Organics Pasta Sauce
$1.00 Barilla Pasta (blue box)
-$1 off 2 coupon in 5/19 newspaper insert
$1.29 Meijer Naturals Tomatoes, 28 oz.
$2.19 Annie's Homegrown Organic Mac-n-Cheese
$2.51 Meijer Organics Broth, 32 oz.
$2.00 Mott's Healthy Harvest Applesauce, 4 pk.

$2.79 Meijer Naturals or Organics Bread
$2.99 Snyder's GF Pretzels
$3.39 Cascadian Farms Organic Cereal  *$2.39 with coupon*
-$.75 off coupon HERE
$2.50 Blue Diamond Nut Thins


Meijer mPerks shoppers receive an extra 5% off Grocery, Health & Beauty purchases on Friday 6/7 and Saturday 6/8 with mPerks coupon. It's free to sign up for mPerks and the savings are fabulous! Click HERE!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Meal Plan Monday ~ June 3-9


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 (Kroger, Meijer and Aldi) this week and coupon match-ups, check back on Monday evening.


Monday
Sloppy Joe Sandwiches (made with grassfed beef)
Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes
Asparagus Sauteed in Garlic & Butter

Chunky Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce


Tuesday (GF)
Fiesta Lime Chicken (Applebee's copycat recipe)
Strawberry Lush  Look for NEW recipe this week!


Wednesday
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles with Pure Maple Syrup
Nitrate-Free Bacon
Scrambled Eggs 
Mixed Berries


Thursday (GF)
Chicken Lo Mein with Veggies  Look for NEW recipe this week!
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles

Photo Credit
 
Friday (GF)
Marinated Grassfed Beef Kabobs with Peppers & Mushrooms
Red Quinoa Pilaf
Mixed Green Salad with Ranch Dressing
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
 

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


Sunday (GF*)
Crockpot Lasagna Rolls with Marinara Sauce  Look for NEW recipe coming this week!
Mixed Green Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
(GF) Fudgy Almond Flour Brownies

*Use GF rice lasagna noodles to make the Crockpot Lasagna Rolls GF.
 
This recipe gets at least 200
Google hits a week. Crazy! :)
 
Make sure you subscribe to e-mail updates, using the box above, to be notified when the Fresh Food Deals for Kroger, Meijer and Aldi have been posted!
 
Looking for even more menu planning ideas? Check out the 100+ bloggers who link up their menu plans over at I'm An Organizing Junkie!