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A Week of Meals Fresh from the Field

Summer may be winding down, but you can still serve the last of the season’s superstars at your table without worrying about making ends meet. The Whole Deal value guide has a week full of savvy meal solutions for summer’s last hurrahs or for any day. Here’s the plan:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday
Grilled veggie kabobs with peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and eggplant wrapped in a pita with hummus will bring your family to the table. The promise of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Vanilla Wafers and yogurt for dessert will keep them glued to their seats until the final course.

TUESDAY: Grass-Fed Greatness
Easy and flavorful Grass-Fed Beef and Couscous Lettuce Wraps with Mint are…well, great and we think your family will agree. Pour smooth, sweet Thirst Tamer tea for the kids and Bubo Zinfandel for the grown-ups. Then delight your table with fresh peaches.

WEDNESDAY: Cook’s Day of Freedom
Take advantage of warm evenings and savings with grilled hot dogs (download the coupon) and portobello mushrooms. Add Quinoa with Asian Slaw (there’s a coupon for this too) for its protein-packed quinoa, veggies and fruit with oil-free sesame ginger dressing. Then everyone will scream for 365 Everyday Value® Vanilla Ice Cream topped with seasonal berries.

THURSDAY: Summer Flavor Fest
You say, “Tomato,” we say, “Terrific!” Make Savory Corn, Tomato and Feta hand pies, and you’ll have savings in the hand! A garbanzo bean salad with heirloom tomatoes is a delicious seasonal side. Serve slices of summer melon for a refreshing finish.

FRIDAY: Fish Friday
Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Squash Salsa is a satisfying supper. (Tip: The salsa can be made a day in advance, and try any leftovers on a grilled cheese.) Pair with Whole Foods Market™ Italian Soda (your choice of Pomegranate, Green Apple, Tangerine, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry or Blood Orange) and a bowl of cherries.

WEEKEND: French Getaway
Say bonjour to value by dining alfresco with a niçoise salad, ciabatta bread (download the coupon!) and a bit of French cheese (remember, we cut to order). For a tasty Bordeaux for less dough, open a bottle of Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux, a medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Then say, “Oui” to Summer Fruit Hand Pies for a sweet treat.

Still hungry? We’re serving up even more savings in the current issue of The Whole Deal value guide. Find $49+ in coupons, Sure Deals, 10 budget-friendly recipes and money-saving tips to enjoy the last of the season’s splendor.


What are your best budget-friendly recipes for enjoying late summer flavors?