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The Whole Deal's Meals for Four

By Value Guru, January 20, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru
cashew_noodles Are you one of those people who get so distracted by the great coupons in The Whole Deal value guide that you forget to read the rest of it? Well then you are missing out on a whole lot of hot value and meal planning tips. We've got lots of ideas to help make your life just a bit easier. For example, our meal planner for four (or more, more or less) gives you a week's worth of meal ideas and recipes designed to save you money, save you time and save your sanity. Now that's value! Take a look: MONDAY: Veggie Monday Try our Cashew Noodles with Broccoli and Tofu recipe and you'll have a new family favorite. TUESDAY: Slow Cooker Hoisin Beef Stew Start this budget recipe in the morning, substituting pork or bison for the beef, if you wish. Just before supper simply heat our frozen Jasmine rice (it's a Sure Deal!). WEDNESDAY: Mid-Week Easy Set out all the raw veggie fixings for each person to create and enjoy their own personalized big, beautiful salad with favorite pizzas from the frozen aisle. THURSDAY: 2010 Comfort Food greens_garlicQuickly cook BBQ beans and sausage by sautéing a package of sliced sausage (you'll find a coupon in the in-store value guide) with chopped onion. Add lots of beans and a splash of BBQ sauce. Serve with our recipe for Sautéed Greens with Garlic. FRIDAY: Oven Crispy Fish Easily prepare this healthier version of fish & chips using our responsibly farmed tilapia. Serve with carrot raisin slaw and oven fries. WEEKEND: Fruitful Family Breakfast Make banana bread using whole wheat flour (another Sure Deal!) and organic or Whole Trade™ bananas. Spread with cream cheese mixed with chopped organic navel oranges. Serve with organic gala apple slices. We'll share ideas for Meals for One and Meals for Two in future blog posts, but remember you can get all of this good stuff in The Whole Deal value guide, along with simple recipes, money-saving tips, Sure Deals and coupons. So, what family meal is part of your weeknight plan?

 

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COLLEEN MCCABE says ...
MY SISTER LIVES IN RESTON, VA AND SAYS THEY HAVE A FIVE FOR FIVE PROGRAM ON FRIDAY NIGHT- YOU BUY A TICKET FOR $5 AND ARE ABLE TO SAMPLE WINES AND DIFFERENT FOOD STATIONS- SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING- CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE PROGRAM- SHE LOVES IT AND SAYS THE STORE IS PACKED ON FRIDAY NIGHTS- LOTS OF EXCITEMENT
01/23/2010 7:52:27 PM CST
Margo says ...
Love my crock pot - it is a lifesaver. Thanks to the convenience, I have healthy, vegetable-laden warm meals for the week nights.
01/22/2010 2:04:10 PM CST
RobinN says ...
Love these ideas. Could you also consider some GFCF recipes as well. I will go check out your archive to see if I have missed any. When my daughter began having seizures at the age of 14 it was suggested that I look at her nutrition. Whole Foods became my life source. I couldn't have done it without you. She is not free from seizures, but we are certainly on our way to healing I believe. Thank you for all that you do. I am lucky enough to have two WF in Pasadena. :o]
01/21/2010 9:59:21 AM CST
vaughnm says ...
Your sister told you right; for just $5 after 5pm on Friday at some of our stores, you are able to try delicious and delectable wines selected for your sampling pleasure, and some excellent nosh as well. See your local store for more details: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/all/index.php
04/01/2010 10:25:26 AM CDT