I’m close to putting a zero-purchase rule in place for straight-up carbs. My pantry is jammed full of pasta, the breadbox is full, and I’ve got to stop ‘stocking up’ and start ‘eating this stuff I’ve already bought’.
Rice and potatoes are super cheap at Fiesta this week, though, so, you know, we’ll see how that works out. Maybe I switch Taco Tuesday (already adapted to include sandwiches, the Yankee Taco) to Baked Potato Tuesday? Maybe.
Cheap fruits this week are grapes, raspberries and limes. Onions, canned tomatoes, and kale are good veggie deals. I mean, it’s still kale, even if it’s on sale, but maybe you’re on the Kale Train. I tried, but my Ninja blender doesn’t turn kale into a lovely blended drink, but instead yields a weird green froth-slime that seems like more of a punishment than a healthy morning beverage strictly needs to be.
I’ve listed salmon here, which isn’t at my usual meat price point, but for wild caught salmon it’s a good deal. Split chicken breasts, pork chops and cheese round out the good protein options this week.
red seedless grapes 88c/lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs $1.59/lb
Gala or Granny Smith apples 98c/lb
wild Pacific salmon filets $4.99/lb
raspberries, 6oz. 88c/ea
kale, red/green/romaine lettuce 88c/ea
organic kale 98c/ea
organic Gala or Red Delicious apples or pears, 2lb $2.77/ea
boneless center cut pork loin chops, value pack $1.97/lb (limit 2)
Russet potatoes, 5lb bag $1.29/ea
yellow onions 33c/lb
plum tomatoes 44c/lb
Gala apples, 3lb bag $2/ea
Jack o’ lantern pumpkins $2.99/ea
chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag 37c/lb (Fiesta limit)
pork shoulder cubes, large $1.29/lb (10lb limit)
Fiesta vegetable oil, 24oz. 99c/ea
Fiesta diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can 50c/ea
Fiesta mac & cheese 33c/ea
Sarita long grain rice, 3lb bag $1/ea
Fiesta peanut butter, 16.3oz $1/ea
extra meaty pork back ribs or spare ribs $2.49/lb
Sanderson Farms split chicken breast, value pack 99c/lb
Safeway Kitchens bread 99c/ea
Honeycrisp apples $1.59/lb
Lucerne cheese, 2lb brick or shredded $5.99/ea
Blue Bell half gallons, selected $4.99/ea
Muir Glen organic tomatoes, 28oz. $2/ea
Knudsen organic juice, selected $3/ea
Weekly Flyer Links
- HEB: grackle less grackle
- Wheatsville: meat & produce everything else
- Central Market
- Trader Joes
- Whole Foods
Last, did you see my congee post? It’s great. Includes a photo not by me, so it looks super professional. The post is the first in my new plan to post a flexible, budget-friendly meal that uses up some of the never-ending parade of leftovers our refrigerators see come and go (and go all to often into the trash bin) once a week.
If you’ve got suggestions for the weekly recipe, let me know! I’m hoping the list will become a useful resource.
Happy shopping, Cheepsters!