My Weekly Meals and Meal Prep

This morning, I ran to Sprouts on the way home from dropping off the kids at school and scored some pretty good deals. I was able to get several meals and some other items for lunches and snacks all for $70. Not too bad!

Here is what I got:

The eggs were $2.50and both packages of porkchops were under $3!

Easy Fried Pork Chops and Eggs

I have a couple of kiddos who are going to be really excited about this one!! Enchilada Casserole!

Here are some produce finds, these tomatoes were only $3.98. My kids love to snack on these!

I didn’t need many spices, but with the big spice sale going on, I grabbed these two. The all-purpose is basically 21 season salute from Trader Joe’s and I use it on everything. It was on sale for $2.99. The Mexican seasoning was not really a need, but the price was good at $1.43. 

The brown cow yogurts were .79 ea, and I can say that I ate one already. It was pretty good. The A2 milk was on sale and I have lactose intolerance, so I am going to give it a try. It was $3.99, which isn’t a terrible price, but I will report back on how well it works, etc. At $70 so far for the week, I am still under my grocery budget of $150. Not Bad!

What are you making this week?

Aldi Weekly Deals

I am  trying something different with Aldi this week. Pictures! Let me know if you like or dislike this format!

Here are some Thanksgiving deals!


Baking Supplies!

This week it is mostly Thanksgiving related, but Aldi always has low prices and you could get most of the ingredients you need for any meal you are making.
Here are a couple of meal items:

 Spaghetti or Stuffed Bell Peppers

Meatballs, Green Beans , and Salad

Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, and Onions (Crockpot Meal!)

Happy Shopping!!

Publix Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Publix (as usual) has some really good BOGO deals along with the Thanksgiving Deals that are also running right now. Here are my picks!
BOGO’s :
Community Coffee
Del Monte Fruit
Ocean Spray Craisins
Swanson Broth or Stock
Nestle Tollhouse Morsels or Baking Bits
Hefty EZ Foil Roaster Pan
Pam Cooking Spray
Lindsay California Ripe Pitted Olives
Mt. Olive Pickles
Del Monte Vegetables
Hunts Tomatoes
Mueller’s Pasta
Barilla  Pasta Sauce
LaFamilia DelGrosso Pasta Sauce
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes
Nabisco Ritz Crackers
Hefty Plates
Armour Meatballs
Ore-Ida Hashbrown Potatoes
Bird’s Eye Vegetables
Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Marie Callender’s Pie
Arnold Dutch Country Bread
Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Sabra Hummus
Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese
Nestle Coffeemate Creamer
Hormel or Jimmy Dean Bacon
Pillsbury Cresents or Rolls – 3/$6
Silk Almond Milk –  2/$6
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice – 2/$6
Kaukana Cheese Ball 2/$8
Yoplait Yogurt – 10/$5
YoCrunch Yogurt – 2/$5
Chobani Greek Yogurt, Kids or Tots – 2/$7
Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Butter – 2/$7
Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs – $3.99
Sister Schubert’s Dinner Yeast Rolls – 2/$6
Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage – 2/$7
Newman’s Own or Di Giorno Pizza – 2/$10

Apple and Eve Organics Apple Juice – 2/$3
Butter Ball Frozen Young Turkey – $1.09 lb.
Butterball Fresh Turkey – $1.89/lb
Butterball Fresh Turkey Breast – $2.99/lb
Greenwise Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $3.49/lb
Greenwise Chicken Wings – $3.49/lb
Greenwise Drumsticks or Bone- In Chicken Thighs – $2.49/lb
Ground Sirloin – $4.49/lb
Publix Boneless Spiral-Sliced Ham Half – $4.99/lb
Publix Fresh Turkey – $1.69/lb
Asparagus – $2.99/lb
Broccoli – 2/$5
Celery – .99
Cranberries – 2/$3
Flavor Promise Seedless Red Grapes – $1.99/lb
Fresh Herbs – $1.99/lb
Green Beans – $1.29/lb
Hass Avocados – 4/$5
Publix Idaho Russet Potatoes – $2.49
Publix Whole Carrots – 2/$3
South Georgia Pecan Co. Shelled Pecans – $9.99
Sweet Onions – .29/lb
Yellow or Zucchini Squash – $1.29/lb
Meal Ideas :
Overloaded Baked Potatoes  – minus the BBQ as a side for Hawaiian Chicken
Pizza Night
Baked Chicken Wings (with sauce of your choice) with steamed zucchini and squash

Sprouts Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

  • Well, Sprouts has a a long list of items on sale this week. Since it is a short week, I am only giving a few meal ideas and I will have another post up with Thanksgiving recipes. I am super excited to share my Quinoa Taco recipe with you this week! 
  • Cuties California Mandarins – $1.98
  • Sweet Potatoes – .29/lb
  • Cranberries – .98/lb

  • Blueberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries – 2/$5
  • Red Seedless Grapes – .98/lb

  • Golden Ripe Pineapples – $1.98
  • Sunset Campari Tomatoes –  2/$4

  • Hass Avocados – .98 ea.
  • Green Beans – .98/lb
  • Bunched Jumbo Collard Greens  – $1.98 ea.
  • Organic Red, Green or Black  Seedless Grapes – $2.88/lb
  • Organic Granny Smith Apples or Organic Gala Apples  – $1.48/lb
  • Organic Celery – .98 ea.
  • Organic Yellow Onions, 3 lb. bag  – $2.98
  • Organic Butternut Squash, Organic Acorn Squash, or Organic Spaghetti Squash – .98/lb
  • Sprouts Organic Salads – $4.88
  • Natural Turkey Meal – $69.99
  • Sprouts Shredded Cheese – 2/$6
  • Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie – $2.99
  • Sprouts Hawaiian Rolls – 2/$4
  • Gourmet Spiral Sliced Ham – $2.49/lb
  • Fresh, Free-Range, Organic Whole Turkeys – $3.99/lb
  • All-Natural Fresh Whole Turkeys – $1.49/lb
  • Sprouts Exclusive Presidential Cut Beef Rib Roast  – $9.99/lb
  • All-Natural Boneless Pork Loin Roast  – $1.99/lb
  • All-Natural Choice Boneless Chuck Roast 
  • All-Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts  – $1.77/lb

  • All-Natural Choice 85% Extra-Lean Ground Beef  – $3.99/lb
  • Thick-Sliced Smoked Bacon – $4.99/lb
  • Extra-Jumbo Raw Gulf Shrimp – $7.99/lb
  • Immaculate Baking Co. Organic Biscuits or Crescent Rolls  – 2/$6
  • Organic Valley Butter  – $3.99
  • Sprouts Cage Free or Omega-3 Eggs – 2/$5
  • Organic Valley Milk – $3.99
  • Organic Valley Half & Half – $1.99
  • The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt – $2.99
  • Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream – $3.49
  • Sprouts Organic Mashed Potatoes – 2/$3
  • Sprouts Organic Gravy – 2/$5
  • Sprouts Organic Cranberry Sauce – 2/$3
  • Sprouts Organic Vegetables – 4/$5
  • Sprouts Vegetables – .99 
  • Sprouts Organic Pumpkin – 2/$3
  • Sprouts Organic Bone Broth – $2.99
  • Imagine Organic Broth – 2/$4
  • Pacific Organic Condensed Soup – 2/$4
  • Sprouts Organic Quinoa – $2.99
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $6.99
  • Sprouts Organic Bread Crumbs – 2/$5
  • Simply Organic Spices – 50% off
  • Sprouts Evaporated Organic Milk – $2.99
  • Sprouts Organic Condensed Milk – $2.99
  • So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk  – 2/$4
  • Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil – $5.99
  • Sprouts Fruit – 4/$5
  • Sprouts Organic Vegetables – 2/$4
  • Wholly Wholesome Pie Shells – $3.99
  • Truwhip Whipped Topping – 2/$4
  • Sprouts Organic Fruit – 2/$6
  • Bulk Spice Sale – 25% off

  • Pecan Pieces – $9.99/lb

  • Dried Cranberries – 2.49/lb

  • Organic Bulk Coffee Beans  – $7.99/lb

  • Meal Ideas :
  • Ham and Cheese Quiche : Recipe 1  or  Recipe 2 with a fruit salad and rolls
  • Quinoa Tacos

  • Enchilada Casserole
  • Sauteed Shrimp, Salad, and Green Beans
  • For more recipes with these sale items, see the Thanksgiving post coming on Saturday. 

Quinoa Tacos

This is a family favorite recipe. It is perfect for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday. Don’t be afraid of the Quinoa, this stuff is delicious! You will thank me later. Seriously.

Quinoa Tacos

1 cup cooked quinoa (makes about 3 cups)

1 can black beans (mostly drained)

1/4 sweet onion chopped or diced

1 garlic clove pressed

1 tsp cumin (or more to taste)

1 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)

1/2 cup frozen corn

Salt and Pepper

1 lime

1 pack of hard or soft taco shells

1/2 tbsp Olive oil

1 bag of shredded cheese

Cook quinoa as directed. (I sub 1 cup chicken broth for 1 cup of the water). In a sauce pan sautee on medium low, the onion in the olive oil until translucent. Then add the garlic and sautee for 30 seconds to 1 minute. (It cooks fast) Add the can of black beans and stir. Add corn and stir. Next add the spices and stir. Finally add 2- 3 cups of the quinoa depending on how much mix you want. If you use three add about 1/4 tsp of the spices. Next squeeze 1/2 the lime on the mixture and stir until warmed through. Warm your taco shells according to the directions on the package. Spoon mixture into shells or on tortillas. Optional ymmy toppings : tomatoes, avocado, cheese, freshly sliced jalapenos and sour cream.

Publix Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

It’s been a super busy week, so I am a bit late with the Publix Ad, but here are your deals if you are a Saturday shopper.


Bertolli Sauce

Arnold Sandwich Thins

Bertolli Olive Oil

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch

6 pack Coke products

Cole’s Frozen Bread

College Inn Broth

Del Monte Tomatoes or Vegetables

Fresh Express Salad

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables

Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Bread or Buns

Publix Deluxe American Cheese Slices

Boneless Pork Loin Chops

Publix Pineapple Chunks

Red Baron Pizza

Ronzoni Pasta

Smithfield Bacon

Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Breasts

General Mills Cereal

Ground Chuck – $3.79lb

Greenwise Ground Chuck – $4.99/lb

Greenwise Chicken Cutlets – $5.99/lb

Jimmy Dean Sausage –

Extra Large White Shrimp – $7.99/lb

Fresh Tilapia – $6.99/lb

Organic Grape Tomatoes – 2/$5

Russet Potatoes – .79/lb

Asparagus – $2.99/lb

Meal Ideas :

Pizza Night

Baked Spaghetti or Spaghetti and Salad

Baked Chicken Alfredo

Tilapia with Baked Potatoes and Asparagus

Easy Pork Chops and Eggs

I am currently working on a Shrimp recipe… Stay tuned!! Happy Shopping!

Kroger Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

This week Kroger is running their buy 10 get $5 off sale again. I am reposting my picks from last week, but there are many other things on sale. You may want to check to see if there is something on sale non food related! There are also some good produce and meat sales this week as well.

Buy 10 get $5 off: (I am showing the final prices)

Pirates Booty – $1.49
Larabar Multipaks or Bites – $3.99
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 6-10 ct or Hi-C Juice Boxes, 10-Pack – $1.49
Betty Crocker Brownie or Cake Mix – .79
Kraft Natural String Cheese 12 ct or Cracker Barrel Cheese Sticks, 10 ct  – $3.99
Kraft BBQ Sauce – .79
Swanson Broth or Creamette Pasta – .49
Post Cereal, Pop Tarts or Eggo Waffles – $1.49
Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars or Capri Sun – $1.99
Simply Ade or Minute Maid Light Lemonade – $1.99
Green Giant Vegetables or Del Monte Tomatoes – .49

Kroger Spices – BOGO

Dole Salad Kits – $3.49
Kroger Breakfast Sausage or Williams Rolls Sausage – 2/$5
Fresh Perdue Boneless Chicken Breasts or Thighs – $1.99/lb
Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies or Perdue Short Cuts or Breaded Chicken – 2/$5
Oscar Mayer Bacon – $4.49
Kroger Ground Beef – $2.49/lb
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops – $3.99/lb
Blueberries or Blackberries – 3/$5
Pineapple – .99 ea
Broccoli Crowns or Red Slicing Tomatoes – $1.29/lb
Avocadoes or mangoes – .99 ea

Acorn, Butternut, or Spaghetti Squash – .99/lb

Meal Ideas-

Baked Chicken Alfredo with Salad

Egg Muffins with Berries and Bacon

Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Pasta (save a step and use the Perdue Short Cuts)

Pork Chops, Eggs, Mixed Berries


Breakfast Casserole

Snack Idea- Pigs in a Blanket

Easy Fried Pork Chops and Eggs



Easy Fried Pork Chops and Eggs

1 pack Pork Chops

1/2 dz eggs

Seasoned Salt

Salt and Pepper

1 tbsp butter

Olive oil

Drizzle Olive Oil into a skillet, let it warm on medium heat until oil is warm. Sprinkle seasoned salt and pepper in the skillet, then lay porkchops in pan. Sprinkle seasoned salt and pepper on the tops of the pork chops and let cook on each side for about 3 – 5 minutes. Continue to turn until cooked through. Wrap cooked pork chops in foil to keep warm. Wipe skillet out with a paper towel and place back on the burner. Melt the butter and then you can fry the eggs a couple at a time.

Serve with Avocado, Sauteed Spinach, Mixed Berries and Honey, etc.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Here is my recipe for an easy, kid friendly meal on a cold day!

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 32oz boxes of Chicken broth

1 rotisserie chicken shredded or cooked chicken shredded or diced

2 Stalk celery diced

3 carrots chopped/ or baby carrots chopped

1/2 – 3/4 bag egg noodles

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Combine broth, chicken, chopped veggies and spices in a stock pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until veggies are tender. Add  noodles and cook for about 15 more minutes until noodles are tender. Serve with French or Garlic Bread.

Sprouts Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Sprouts has some really good deals on meats and produce this week. You will definitely want to make a trip there to stock up on their grass fed ground beef. Also, this week Sprouts mailer has a $5 off a $30 purchase coupon. If you don’t get these in the mail, make sure to grab one on your way into the store. So here are a few of my picks with meal ideas.

BLueberries or Blackberries – 3/$5

Apples (assorted varieties) – .77/lb

Red or Green Cabbage – 3lbs/$1

Cucumbers – 3/$1

Navel Oranges – .98/lb

Organic Celery – .98 ea.

Mangoes or Avocados – .98 ea.

Organic Vegetable or Chicken Broth – 2/$3

Talenti Gelato – BOGO

Horizon Organic Milk – 2/$7

Chicken Tenders or Thighs – $1.88/lb

Grass Fed Ground Beef – $3.99/lb

Sunset Snacking Tomatoes – 2/$5

Red, Yellow, or Orange Bell Peppers – 4/$5

Asparagus – $2.48/lb

Organic Russet Potatoes (5 lb.) or Yellow Onions(3 lb) – $2.98 ea.

Limes – 5/$1

Brown or White Rice – .69/lb

Brown Cow Yogurt – 2/$1

Earth Balance Spreads – 2/$7

Sprouts Organic Pumpkin – 2/$3

Sprouts Organic Butternut Squash – 2/$6  (these are already cut up)

Sprouts Organic Frozen Vegetables – 2/$4

Sprouts Quinoa – $2.99

Better than Buillion Base – $3.99

Whole Chicken – $1.59/lb

Beef for Stew – $4.99/lb

Garrett Valley bacon – $4.99

Dinner Ideas – 

Taco Tuesday, Grab some tortillas, ground beef, cheese,avocados, limes, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and beans. Use your food processor to make some pico, warm some pintos or black beans, and brown your ground beef with some cumin, chili powder, onion and garlic powder. This is easy and kid friendly!

Make a beef stew – Grab the stew meat, some beef broth,tomatoes, a pack of frozen mixed veggies, onions, and potatoes to make an easy crock pot stew. You will want to brown the stew meat a little before putting in the crock pot. Throw in a couple of bay leaves, salt, pepper and garlic powder for flavor.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Whole Chicken with roast butternut squash and asparagus – Cook the chicken in a crock pot with a little chicken broth, salt and pepper, and onion. Roast the asparagus and butternut squash on a lined baking sheet with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 20 -25 minutes.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe of the Week:

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 32oz boxes of Chicken broth

1 rotisserie chicken shredded or cooked chicken shredded or diced

2 Stalk celery diced

3 carrots chopped/ or baby carrots chopped

1/2 – 3/4 bag egg noodles

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Combine broth, chicken, chopped veggies and spices in a stock pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until veggies are tender. Add  noodles and cook for about 15 more minutes until noodles are tender. Serve with French or Garlic Bread.