Aldi Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Aldi has some good prices on meat and produce this week. Their ad is pretty similar to Sprout’s this week, but Sprout’s actually beats some of the prices. However if you don’t want to go to two stores, you will still save money by shopping Aldi.

Here are my picks:
Chicken Drumsticks – .79/lb
Fresh Atlantic Salmon – $6.99/lb
Organic Grass Fed Family Pack Ground Beef – $4.49/lb
Hass Avocados –  .69 ea
McIntosh Apples – $1.99/ 3 lb bag
Blueberries – $2.49/ lb
Mangoes – .49 ea
Pineapple – $1.49 ea
Mandarins – $2.99/ 3lb bag
Appleton Farms Smoked Ham Butt Portion – $1.19/lb
Earthly Grains Quinoa Blends – $1.89/lb
Simply Nature Organic White Rice or Brown Rice – $2.99
Simply Nature Organic Broth – $1.49 
St. Louis Pork Spareribs – $1.99/lb
Meal Ideas: 
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Stuffed Bell Peppers – Aldi usually has a 3 pack of the colored bell peppers in stock.

Quinoa Tacos

BBQ Ribs , Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

Lemon Dill Salmon, Quinoa, Salad

Publix Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Publix has a HUGE ad this week! I was clicking through and kept wondering how many more pages there were. There are way more deals than I want to try to put into one post, so definitely check out their site or the app. They have a big Greenwise sale this week, so if you really like to buy organic this would be a good week to grab some of those items. 
There are some good meal items on sale and the BOGO’s are great as usual.
Here are my picks: 
Buy One Get Ones – 
Annie’s or Cascadian Farm Cereal
Progresso Broth
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
Mt. Olive Pickles
Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar 
Starkist White Albacore Tuna in Water
Green Giant Vegetables
Hunt’s or Rotel Tomatoes
Muir Glen Tomatoes
Mueller’s Pasta 
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Rice
Bertolli Sauce
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams 
Cheez- It’s 
Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn
Mama Lucia Meatballs
Red Baron Pizza
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
New York Frozen Bread
Stonyfield Organic YoKids Yogurt
Arnold Country Bread
Nature’s Own Buns or Rolls
Simply Potatoes
Annie’s Bake and Share Dough
Earth Balance Spreads
Publix Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Publix Bacon
Ball Park Beef Franks
Pero Family Farms Organic Green Beans
Publix Fresh Okra
Publix Olive Oil – $7.99
Publix Flour – $1.99
Clearwater Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops – $8.99
Greenwise Organic Cold Brew – $6.49
Baguette – $1.89
Greenwise Rotisserie Chicken – $7.99
Publix Slow Cooker Meal Kit – $14.99
Publix Pork Sausage Roll – $3.39
Publix Boneless Pork Loin Chops – $3.99/lb
Boneless Chuck Pot Roast – $3.99/lb
Greenwise Chicken Sausage – $5.49
Greenwise Whole Chicken – $2.49/lb
Ground Sirloin – $4.49/lb
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage – 3/$10
Asparagus – $2.99/lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower – 2/$5
Cilantro – .89 bunch
Greenwise Organic Baby Carrots – 2/$4
Publix Premium Salad Kit – 2/$5
Publix Red or Gold Potatoes – $3.49
Publix Sliced White Mushrooms – 2/$5
Tomatoes on the Vine – $1.49/lb
Nestle Coffee Mate Coffee Creamer – 2/$6
Collossal White Shrimp – $9.99
First I am listing some really easy meals to make from this list! Then, I have a few that require a little more work, but are so worth the effort! 
Grab some Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice and Pair it with Smoked Sausage- Slice it and cook it in a skillet.  For a vegetable you could try roasting Cauliflower (Oven to 400. Cut Cauliflower into florets. Drizzle with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Stir to cover. Bake for about 15 – 20 min.) This is the only way my 6 year old eats cauliflower. It took a little convincing to get her to try it, but she really like it!
Baked Chicken Alfredo – or grab the Spaghetti Sauce, Spaghetti and Ground Beef and make a Baked Spaghetti. Pair it with a salad or Garlic Toast.
Make a Crock Pot Pot Roast – 

1 bag baby carrots
1 bag red potatoes
1 sweet onion
1 pot roast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp 21 season mix (if you have, if not you should find some!)

Cut onion in fourths and put in the bottom of crock pot. Pour Carrot bag in. Cut potatoes in half or fourths depending on how large they are. Add to crock pot. Sprinkle Half the Seasonings on the Veggies and stir to mix. Add the pot roast to the crock pot and pour in the broth. Then sprinkle the rest of the seasonings on the roast and rub in. Turn the crock pot on it’s lowest setting and cook all day.

There are hot dogs and buns on sale this week, so make that a busy night meal. Grab some chili and make chili dogs. 
Sausage and Egg Muffins – Pair these with hashbrowns, fruit, bacon, asparagus etc. 

Sauteed Shrimp with Salad and Asparagus
Lasagna – (make two and freeze one)
What other easy meals can you make out of this list? I would love to see your comments here or on the Facebook page! 

Sprouts Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Welcome back to the “real world” after Thanksgiving last week. The stores are back on a regular schedule and I am back with the deals and meal ideas for the week! 
Sprouts doesn’t have a huge ad this week, however there are some good deals and they have their grass fed beef back on sale, so I would definitely stock up on that. 
Here are my picks:
Hass Avocados – 2/$1  – This is a great price on Avocados!
Mangoes – 2/$1
Honeycrisp Apples – .98/lb
Blackberries – .98 ea. !!!
Cuties – $2.88
Pineapple – $1.98 
Asparagus – $1.98/lb
Cauliflower – .98/lb
Beef for Stew – $4.99/lb
Grassfed Ground Beef – $3.99/lb (grab some extra and freeze or cook and freeze)
Boneless Pork Loin Chops – $2.99/lb
Sausage Chicken or Pork – $2.99/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders or Thighs – $1.88/lb
EZ Peel Jumbo Raw Shrimp – $6.99/lb
Wild Ahi Tuna Steaks – $5.99/lb
Go Nuts Sale (Bulk Bins) – $5.99/lb
Honey and Nut Butter – 25% off
Sprouts Kettle Chips or Popcorn –  2/$3
Sprouts Organic Bone Broth or Broth Concentrate – $2.99 
Chobani Greek Yogurt – .88 ea.
Kerrygold Irish Butter – 2/$5
Red’s Entrees or Burritos – BOGO
Sprout’s Sandwich Bread – $2.99
Meal Ideas- 
With the broth and the meats that are on sale, it is a great week for soup! I have made this Pasta e Fagioli before and it was a hit with our girls. (Not so much with Caleb, but that is another story!)
You can get a mix of the veggies already chopped sometimes frozen or in the produce section. Also I use my Italian Seasoning instead of the combo of spices in the recipe. It just depends what you have on hand. 
Beef Stew – In the footnotes of this recipe she recommends using a slow cooker liner. I could not agree more!! 
Sauteed Shrimp with Asparagus
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup – I have been using this recipe for about 15 years. It is always a hit!
Taco Tuesday- Grab some of the Grass Fed Beef and some Avocados and make Tacos! 
Quick Confession: I really, really love Ahi Tuna Tacos, but I am terrified of cooking the Tuna. So I am going to be brave this week and go buy the Tuna and share the results with you next week! So stay tuned for that!

Kroger Weekly Deals and Meal Ideas

Kroger also has a bunch of  Thanksgiving deals this week. Unfortunately their site is down, so I had a really hard time getting them together. A couple of things about shopping at Kroger: 1. Get the app
2. Load coupons onto your Kroger plus card. 3. Use Clicklist if available ($4.95) unless you love the rush of grocery shopping on a Saturday.

Here are my sale picks:

Blueberries – 2/$5

Asparagus – $2.99

Bolthouse Farms Juice – BOGO

California Clementines – $3.88

Fresh Cranberries – 2/$4

Fresh Selections Brussels  Sprouts – $3.99

Green Beans, Yellow or Zucchini Squash – $1.29/lb

Jumbo Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag or Yellow Onions  5 lb bag – $2.99

Kale, Collard, Mustard or Turnip Greens – .99

Organic Celery – 2/$3

Organic Red or Gold Potatoes – $2.49

Simple Truth Organic Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith Apples – $2.99

Sweet Potatoes – .39/lb

Kroger Soft Taco Size Flour Tortillas – $1.29

Frigo Cheese Heads Variety – 2/$7

Applegate Breakfast Sausage or Annie’s Organic Dough – $3.99

Betty Crocker Cake or Brownie Mix – 4/$3 when you buy 4 and use digital coupon

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken – .79

Chinet Plates, Platters, or Hot Cups – $4.99

Chobani Greek Yogurt or Breakstones Cottage Doubles – 10/$10

Cool Whip or Jet Puffed Marshmallows – $4/5

Diamond Pecans – $3.99 with digital coupon

General Mills, Post or Malt O Meal Cereal – 4/$10

Handi Foil Pans – B2G1

Home Sense Slow Cooker Liners or Aluminum Foil or Reynolds Turkey Oven Bags – $1.99

Idahoan Mashed or Casserole Potatoes – 10/$10

Kettle Chips – 2/$6

King’s Hawaiian Rolls – 2/$6

Kroger Brown and Serve Dinner Rolls – 10/$10

Kroger Butter – $2.99

Kroger Cheese – $1.77

Kroger Frozen Potatoes – $1.69

Kroger Specialty Sugar – .79 with digital coupon

Kroger Vegetable or Canola Oil – $1.49 with digital coupon

Kroger Vegetable 4 pack or Simple Truth Broth – 2/$3

Kroger or Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables – 10/$10

Nestle Tollhouse Morsels – 2/$6

Claussen Pickles – 2/$6

Pacific Organic Broth – 2/$5

Pam Cooking Spray or Reynolds Parchment Paper – $2.99 with digital coupon

Pepperidge Farm Stuffing – 2/$5

Philadelphia Cream Cheese – 3/$4  when you buy 3 with digital coupon

Pillsbury Pie Crust – 2/$4 when you buy 2 with digital coupon

Purity Ice Cream – 2/$5

Ritz Crackers – 2/$5

Simple Truth Nuts – $6.99

Simple Truth Organic Cream of Mushroom or Chicken – 2/$3

Simple Truth Organic Flour or Coconut Oil – $4.89

Simple Truth Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips or Brown Sugar – $2.49 with digital coupon

Sister Schubert’s Frozen Rolls or Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits – $2.99

Tennessee Pride or Simple Truth Breakfast Sausage – $2.99

Thomas’ English Muffins or Kroger Orange Juice – 2/$5

Tombstone Pizza – 3/$10

Nestle Pure Life Water – 2/$5

Kroger Bacon – $3.99

Kroger Turkey – .59/lb

Kroger Spiral Ham – $1.99/lb

Kroger Smoked Sausage or Cocktail Smokies – 2/$5

Kroger Meatballs, Ground Pork or Italian Sausage – $2.99

Heritage Farms Boneless Chicken Breasts – $1.99/lb

Fresh Ground Chuck – $3.49/lb

Meal Ideas:

Sausage and Sourkraut  – I don’t use the apples or bacon in mine, but it does sound like it might be a good addition!

Breakfast Casserole

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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. 

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