Freezer Dinners Week of 11/11/18 ~ How I Use My Groceries

Freezer Dinners

Salsa Chicken Tacos (x2)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $0.99lb (Caputos) (about 2lb =$1.98)
Salsa $0.99 (last week at Jewel-Osco) (x2 =$1.98)
Organic Black Beans 15oz $0.89 (Aldi) (x1)
Frozen Sweet Corn 16oz $0.95 (Aldi) (x1)
Taco Mix 1oz $0.29 (Aldi) (x2 =$0.58)

Total: $6.38 (about $3.19 each)

Chicken Pasta Sauce (x2)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $0.99lb (Caputos) (about 2lb =$1.98)
Pasta Sauce $1.66 (Valli Produce) (x3 =$4.98)
Zucchini $0.46 (Caputos) ($0.49lb @ 0.93lb)
{add to pasta when cooked}

Total: $7.42 (about $3.71 each)

Grand Total: $13.80 for four freezer dinners

Grocery Store Find 11/9/18 ~ Valli Produce & Caputos

Aldi Haul 11/10/18

Paid: $34.18

Green Grapes $0.99lb @ 2.52lb =$2.49

Frozen Sweet Corn 16oz $0.95

Pretzel Slims 8oz $1.99

Crinkle Cut Potatoes 32oz $1.65

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer 32oz $2.29

Jumbo Biscuits 16oz $0.99

Wavy Potato Chips 10oz $1.79

Freeze Dried Strawberries 1.2oz $2.99

Yogurt 6oz $0.39 x3 =$1.17

Egg Noodles 16oz $1.39

Avocados $0.69 x2 =$1.38

Peanut Butter Wafers 10oz 12ct $1.39

Hamburger Buns 8ct $0.85

Taco Mix 1oz $0.29 x2 =$0.58

Sprouted Bread 16oz $2.99

Flour Tortillas 12ct $0.95

8” Flour Fajitas 10ct $1.49

Creamy Peanut Butter 40oz $3.19

Cream of Chicken Soup 10.5oz $0.49

Organic Black Beans 15oz $0.89

While Sliced Mushrooms 8oz $1.69

Caputo’s Haul 11/9/18

Retail Price: $51.73
Paid: $26.43
Saved: $25.30

Chicken Breast $0.99 @ 9.70lb =$9.59
Saved: $8.75

Best Choice Butter $1.99 x2 =$3.98
Retail: $4.39 x2 =$8.78
Saved: $4.80

Best Choice Cream Cheese $0.69 x4 =$2.76
Retail: $1.69 x4 =$6.76
Saved: $4.00

Red Seedless Grapes $0.99lb @ 2.35lb =$2.33
Saved: $1.17

Asparagus $0.99lb @ 1.04lb =$1.03

Organic Broccoli $0.99lb @ 1.37lb =$1.36
Saved: $1.37

Zucchini $0.49lb @ 0.93lb =$0.46 (rang up as cucumber, but at the same price)
Saved: $0.27

Best Choice Broccoli $0.50 x2 =$1.00
Retail: $1.59 x2 =$3.18
Saved: $2.18

Yukon Potatoes $0.99
Saved: $0.50

Lettuce $1.49

Organic Celery $0.99
Saved: $0.70

Valli Produce Haul 11/9/18

Retail Price: $47.85
Paid: $38.54
Saved: $9.31

Strawberries $1.69 x3 =$5.07

Raspberries $1.69 x2 =$3.38

Blueberries $0.98

Brown ‘n Serve Sausage $0.99 (limit 3) x3 =$2.97
Retail Price: $2.09 x3 =$6.27
Saved: $3.30

Pistachios $7.49lb @ 0.92lb =$6.90

American Cheese $2.99lb @ 0.60lb =$1.79

Butterball Turkey Breast $3.99lb @ 0.28lb =$1.12

Polish Ham $2.99 @ 0.28lb =$0.84

Essential Everyday Paper Towels $3.99
Retail: $7.57
Saved: $3.58

Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.66 (limit 3) x3 =$4.98
Retail: $2.47 x3 =$7.41
Saved: $2.43

Pineapple $0.78

Cucumber $0.43

Honeycrisp Apples $0.99lb @ 3.82lb =$3.78

Plum Tomatoes $0.68lb @ 0.89lb =$0.61

Jewel-Osco Haul 11/9/18

Total Retail Price: $81.54
Paid: $28.40
Saved: $53.14

Refreshe Water $1.77 (limit 4, 3 day sale) x2 =$3.54
Retail Price: $3.49 x2 =$6.98
Saved: $3.44

Cap n Crunch Cereal $1.88
Coupon: $0.50 MyMixx
Paid: $1.38
Retail Price: $4.29
Saved: $2.91

Signature Select Ice Cream $1.99 x2 =$3.98
Retail Price: $3.99 x2 =$7.98
Saved: $4.00

Jenni-O Turkey Breast $0.88lb @ lb =$6.51 (limit 1, 3 day sale)
Retail Price: $3.99lb @ lb =$29.51
Saved: $23.00

Hormel Black Label Bacon $2.99 (limit 2, 3 day sale) x2 =$5.98
Retail Price: $6.49 x2 =$12.98
Saved: $7.00

Organic Baby Carrots $1.99 BOGO x2 =$1.99
Retail: $1.99 x2 =$3.98
Saved: $1.99

Blackberries $0.88 x2 =$1.76
Retail: $3.49 x2 =$6.98
Saved: $5.22

Organic Gala Apples $0.99lb @ 2.79lb =$2.76
Retail Price: $2.99lb @ 2.79lb =$8.34
Saved: $5.58

Vegetarian Meal Prep Week of 3/4/17 Under $25 ~ How I Use My Groceries

Meal Prep: Week 8

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Breakfast: Breakfast Potatoes & Peppers with Cheese and Side of Berries

Snack Box: Cheese Stick, Halo, Berry Pack, Annie’s Organic Fruit Snack, Granola Bar, & Cheddar Bunnies, and Pretzel Chips with Hummus

Lunch: Spinach Salad with Mandarins & Sunflower Seeds

Dinner: Burrito with Refried Beans, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, & Side of Guacamole

Wednesday, & Friday

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Wrap and Side of Berries

Snack Box: Cheese Stick, Halo, Berry Pack, Annie’s Organic Fruit Snack, Granola Bar, & Cheddar Bunnies, and Pretzel Chips with Hummus

Lunch: Spinach Salad with Berries & Sunflower Seeds

Dinner: Vegetarian Meatless Chicken Nuggets & Tater Tots

Price Breakdown

Organic Yellow Potatoes
Valli Produce Last Week: $1.99 used 1.75lbs =$1.16
Red Peppers
Valli Produce Last Week: (4) $0.79lb @ 1.89lb =$1.49 used 1.5 =$0.56
Strawberries
Jewel-Osco: $0.99 used about 2/3 =$0.66
Blackberries
Valli Produce: $0.88 x2 =$1.76
Blueberries
Aldi Last Week: $1.99 used about 1/3 =$0.66
Organic Baby Spinach
Aldi: $2.49
Halo Mandarins
Jewel-Osco: $2.99 used 5 of 30 =$0.50
Organic Bananas
Aldi: $1.18 used 2 of 5 =$0.48
Avocado
Aldi Prior Week: $0.69 x2 =$1.38
Lettuce & Tomato
(from side salad price in produce prep)
Canned Mandarins
Aldi: $0.79
Cheddar Cheese
Aldi Last Week: $5.89 used about 1c =$0.74
Fit & Active Flatbread
Aldi: $2.29 used 5 of 6 =$1.91
Organic Peanut Butter with Flax & Chia Seeds
Aldi Prior Week: $3.99 used 1/16 =$0.25
Pretzel Chips
Aldi Last Week: $1.99 used half =$1.00
Hummus
Aldi: $1.99
Cheese Stick
Aldi Prior Week: $2.79 used 5 of 12 sticks =$1.16
Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies
Caputo’s: $1.00
Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
Caputo’s: $1.00
Annie’s Organic Granola Bar
Caputo’s: $1.00 used 5 of 6 =$0.83
Sunflower Seeds
Valli Produce Prior Week: $1.99 @ 1.04lb =$2.07 used 1/12 =$0.17
La Preferida Organic Refried Beans
Jewel-Osco: (after rebate) $0.92
Mozzarella Cheese
Jewel-Osco Prior Week: $0.99 used 1/2c =$0.25
Tater Tots
Aldi Prior Week: $1.69 used 1/8 =$0.21
Quorn Meatless Nuggets
Jewel-Osco: $1.88

Grand Total: $23.75

Freezer Dinners, Produce Prep, & Breakfast Prep Week of 3/4/17 ~ How I Use My Groceries

This week I made four freezer dinner two of each (for future weeks). I also did my veggie prep for snacks and side dishes for this week. Along with my breakfast prep for the week, to have some easy to-go breakfast for before work and school. I posted a video elaborating on how and why I make my freezer dinners. I should also add the disclaimer that I only cook typically four days out of the week (Monday-Thursday), my lovely mother cooks the other three days. We will also have leftovers for lunches and snacks throughout the week.

Freezer Dinners

Chicken Noodle Soup

Link To The Recipe I Used: http://newleafwellness.biz/2015/05/20/seven-kid-friendly-freezer-meals-in-85-minutes/

Chicken Breast
Jewel-Osco: (5.04lb) $7.51 used 1lb for each =$1.49
Organic Carrots
Valli Produce: $0.89 used 1/2lb for each =$0.45
Organic Celery
Caputo’s Last Week: $0.79 used half for each =$0.40
Yellow Onion
Valli Produce Prior Week: $0.04
Organic Chicken Broth
Aldi: $1.79 x2 =$3.58
Egg Noodles
Aldi: $1.19 half for each =$0.60
+Spices & Seasonings
=$6.56 & $6.56

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Link To The Recipe I Used: http://newleafwellness.biz/2015/05/20/seven-kid-friendly-freezer-meals-in-85-minutes/

Chicken Breast
Jewel-Osco: (5.04lb) $7.51 used 1.52lb for each =$2.27
Yellow Onion
Valli Produce Prior Week: $0.04
Potatoes
Jewel-Osco Prior Week: (10lb) $2.99 used 1.5lb each =$0.45
Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Can’t remember where I bought these or for how much, but they retail for around $1.50
Chicken Broth
Aldi: $0.49 used half for each =$0.25
Flour
Aldi Prior Week: $1.18 5lb =$0.02
+Spices & Seasonings, I’ll also need heavy whipping cream when I cook this recipe
=$4.53 & $4.53

Freezer Dinner Price for This Week $22.18 for four!

Produce Prep

Snacks

Green Grapes
Jewel-Osco: $0.99lb @ 1.33lb =$1.32

Strawberries
Jewel-Osco: $0.99 x2 =$1.98

Organic Blueberries
Jewel-Osco: $2.99

Halos Mandarines
Jewel-Osco: $2.99

Green Peppers
Valli Produce: (4) $0.89lb @ 1.81lb =$1.61

Red Peppers
Caputo’s: (2) $0.49lb @ 1.16lb =$0.57 -$0.25 Checkout51 =$0.32

Yellow Peppers
Caputo’s: (2) 0.49lb @ 1.43lb =$0.70

Blackberries
Valli Produce: $0.88
(I pictured 4 however this week only 1 was extra/snack the other 3 were for breakfast & salads)

Cantaloupe
Valli Produce: $0.88

Grape Tomatoes
Valli Produce: $0.99 x2 =$1.98

Gala Apples
Caputo’s: (8) $0.79lb @ 3.66lb =$2.89

Oranges
Aldi: (10) $1.99

Organic Bananas
Aldi: (5) $1.18 (used 2 for my meal prep) =$0.71

Side Dish

Green Beans
Valli Produce: $0.48lb @ 0.65lb =$0.31
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: steamed

Organic Mini Peppers
Valli Produce: $1.59
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://afewshortcuts.com/2013/05/fiesta-stuffed-mini-peppers/

Zucchini
Caputo’s: $0.69lb @ 1.3lb =$0.90
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://ifoodreal.com/garlic-parmesan-zucchini-and-tomato-bake/

Asparagus
Caputo’s: $0.99lb @ 1lb =$0.99
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: sautéed in garlic butter

Iceberg Lettuce
Valli Produce: $0.79
Cucumber
Valli Produce: $0.34
Organic Beefsteak Tomatoes (rang up as Plum Tomatoes)
Valli Produce: $0.99lb @ 1.10lb =$1.09
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: Side Salad,
Totals $2.22

Produce Snacks: $21.24
Produce Side Dishes: $6.01
Total Produce Price for This Week $27.25

Breakfast Prep

Parfaits

Nature Valley Protein Granola
Prior Coupon Deal: $0.97 used about 1/6 =$0.16
Strawberries
Jewel-Osco: $0.99 used about 1/3 =$0.33
Blueberries
Aldi Last Week: $1.99 used about 1/3 =$0.66
Blackberries
Valli Produce: $0.88
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Jewel-Osco: $0.67 (after coupon & app rebate) x3 =$2.00
Dannon Oikos Yogurt
Jewel-Osco: $0.25 (after coupon & app rebate)
=$4.28 for 4 or $1.07 each

Breakfast Bowls

Link To The Recipe I Used: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/hearty-make-ahead-breakfast-bowls/ When I make the potatoes I make them all together in one baking dish however I used about 1.25lbs of potatoes for these bowls the others I used for my vegetarian meal prep. I also added in some bell peppers.

Organic Yellow Potatoes
Valli Produce Last Week: $1.99 used 1.25lbs =$0.83
Red Peppers
Valli Produce Last Week: (4) $0.79lb @ 1.89lb =$1.49 used 1.5 =$0.56
Eggs
Caputo’s Last Week: 12ct $0.39 (after rebate) used 6 =$0.20
Organic Salsa
Aldi Prior Week: $1.89 used 1/4 jar =$0.47
Cheese
Aldi Last Week: $5.89 used about 3/4c =$0.55
=$2.61 for 3 or $0.87 each

Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

Link To The Recipe I Used: http://killinitwithcoupons.com/blog/?p=4610

Eggs
Caputo’s Last Week: 12ct $0.39 (after rebate)
English Muffins
Aldi: $0.99
Copperwood American Cheese
Valli Produce: $2.99lb @ 0.77lb =$2.30 used 6 slices =$0.86
Old Warsaw Polish Ham
Valli Produce: $2.99lb @ 0.89lb =$2.66 used 6 slices =$0.80
=$3.04 for 6 or $0.51 each

Breakfast Total: $9.93

Aldi Haul 3/11/17

Paid: $41.26
Got Back: $0.10
Net Price: $41.16

Strawberries 1lb $1.39 x3 =$4.17

Sprouted Bread 1lb $2.99

Organic Baby Spinach 5oz $1.99

Blueberries 6oz $1.29 x2 =$2.58

Bananas $0.44lb @ 3.75lb =$1.65

Iceberg Lettuce $0.99 x2 =$1.98

Fit & Active Canned Chicken Broth 14.5oz $0.49 x2 =$0.98

Bake House Creations Crescent Rolls 8oz $1.49 x2 =$2.98

Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream 16oz $1.99

Simply Nature Organic Black Beans 15.5oz $0.89

Friendly Farms French Vanilla Coffee Creamer 32oz $2.19

Happy Farms Provolone Cheese 8oz $1.99

Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour 5lb $1.18

Millville Crispy Rice 12oz $1.39

Bakers Corner Yeast 0.25oz 3pk $0.79

Bunman’s Dijon Mustard 12oz $0.99
Paid: $0.99
Got Back: $0.10 MobiSave (on any mustard)
Net Price: $0.89

Happy Farms Cream Cheese 8oz $1.29

Little Salad Bar Garlic Hummus 10oz $1.99

Cattlemen’s Ranch USDA Choice Flat Cut Corned Beef Brisket $2.49lb @ 2.91lb =$7.25