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Winter Meals for Four on a Budget

By Value Guru, January 10, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Hungry to start the new year with savings?

In the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide we have a week’s worth of budget-friendly meal ideas to fill your family's plates without emptying your wallet. Here’s the plan:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday Warm up some Organic Miso Soup with sliced carrots, mushrooms and green onions added to the pot. Serve stir-fried tofu and broccoli with 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Sauce over pasta on the side.

Blend EARTH University frozen pineapple and banana chunks for dessert.

TUESDAY: A Valentine’s “Date” for Eight Invite your BFFs over for decadent Grilled Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Asparagus Sandwiches, tomato soup with oyster crackers and Sweet Strawberry Risotto.

Pour Harthill Farms Pinot Grigio – a Sure Deal! in the winter issue of The Whole Deal.

WEDNESDAY: Cook’s Night Off Pick up a rotisserie chicken and California Quinoa Salad from our Prepared Foods area. (Don’t forget to use our online coupon or clip it from the in-store value guide.)

Serve with a lightly dressed baby green salad and have some Pink Lady apples for dessert.

THURSDAY: Take That, Takeout! Cook up Sweet and Sour Chicken (or Tofu) with Vegetables.

Serve with prepared 365 Everyday Value® organic rice (from the freezer!) and then clementines or wedges of navel oranges for dessert.

FRIDAY: Fish Friday Serve Tequila Lime Salmon with 365 Everyday Value® Black Rice (for the rice, print the online coupon or clip it from the in-store value guide.) and sautéed Beans and Greens Blend.

Treat yourself to a bowl 365 Everyday Value® Ice Cream with fresh strawberries for dessert.

Unwind with Piccolo Fiore Rosso di Sicilia.

WEEKEND: Game-Day Grub Steamed farm-raised shrimp and serve with cocktail sauce, Set out Warm Broccoli Cheese Dip and a layered dip of beans, salsa and homemade guacamole.

Want more? Add our Slow Cooker White Chili. If these meal ideas have you inspired to save, then turn to the The Whole Deal value guide.

With $46+ in coupons, more than a dozen Sure Deals, new budget recipes and much more, you can easily prepare budget-friendly and family-friendly meals plus have tasty leftovers in your fridge and something left in your bank account too.

Remember to download the coupons before you hit the store! What are your ideas for cooking winter meals on a budget?

 

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Debbie Bernstein says ...
I wait for the day The I can go to a wholefoods in Brooklyn. Many time I visit my favorite store, I'm almost guaranteeed a ticket as tell as.my groceries . NYC IS A difficult place to park without lots..however, your selection of Gf.foods is incredible
01/11/2012 11:33:34 AM CST
Kamrao says ...
I would like to try these meals but have no idea how much these all will cost. My weekly budget between $50-70. Some of these ingridients look like I have to buy the whole bottle and have left over. Can someone email me the grocery list of the all the items I would need and the cost? I am willing to try this week. By the way, I live in the Chicago area, and visit WFM quite often. All great stores.
01/15/2012 9:44:46 AM CST
Emily says ...
Annie's macaroni and cheese with 365 organic frozen petite peas!
01/16/2012 6:56:46 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Kamrao Each store prices their products a little differently based on a number of variables. This is the reason that you don't see prices on the website and the national sales fliers often. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult to offer you a shopping list with the cost from our Head Quarter offices. However, if you reach out to your community Whole Foods Market directly a Team Member will be happy to work with you. To identify the contact information for your Chicago neighborhood store please follow the below link. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
01/17/2012 12:32:04 PM CST