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The Whole Deal's Meals for Four

Summer’s here and it’s time to relax and have some fun! But that doesn’t mean you have to relax your health or budget standards for the sake of fun. If feeding your family well is important to you any time of year then turn to The Whole Deal value guide. This weeklong meal plan for four (or a few more) will help you keep your cool and avoid the summer meal meltdown by keeping your fun up and your expenses down. MONDAY: Veggie Monday Try our Quick Noodle Salad with Tofu and Vegetables. For dessert, it’s No-Cook Cherry Vanilla Pudding (make it first or the day before to allow chill time). TUESDAY: 2010 Comfort Food Choose from the great variety of burgers in our fresh meat case. Grill ‘em up and balance out your meal with veggie sticks and dip and fresh summer fruit salad. WEDNESDAY: Just for the Halibut Everyone at the table will love our recipe for Halibut Tacos with Creamy Corn and Tomato Slaw. Serve with a side of rice and beans. THURSDAY: Cook’s Night Off Build entrée salads from our salad bar and grab some Health Starts Here Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Zucchini (there’s a coupon on page 7 of the in-store The Whole Deal value guide). Make root beer floats (the ingredients are Sure Deals!) for dessert. FRIDAY: Hot Diggety Dog Set up a dress-your-own hot dog bar with a variety of condiments (there are 3 under $3). Serve with baked beans, from the can or one of our recipes online. We think our version of classic baked beans is the “best ever.” WEEKEND: Kabob Party! Kabobs can be affordable for a crowd when you mix ‘em up with lots of veggies and/or fruit. Try our highly-rated Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggie Kabobs (you can use leftovers, if there are any for salads and wraps). Then have slushies — double grape for the kids, sangria for the adults. If you like these ideas, then you’re sure to love all the other budget tips, recipes, coupons and sure deals in The Whole Deal value guide. How do you feed your family and still have time (and money) for fun?