Summer Meals for Four on a Budget

Discover easy livin’ and cooking with summer meals for 4 on a budget. Our Value Guru shares meal-planning solutions for summer-fresh savings.

Ready to taste summer savings? In the latest issue of The Whole Deal opens in a new tabvalue guide opens in a new tab we've got a week’s worth of budget-friendly meal ideas to kick start your summer and your family’s taste buds! With a little planning, you can savor summer flavors with ease and save a few bucks. Here’s how:MONDAY: Veggie MondayMake it soup and salad: Gazpacho opens in a new tab served with goat cheese and roasted red pepper grilled sandwiches.TUESDAY: Breakfast for DinnerMake whole-wheat pancakes topped with fresh summer fruit—cherries, blueberries and peaches are seasonally perfect choices. Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Serve with Wellshire bacon or turkey bacon (with no synthetic nitrates or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors). Don’t forget to use our $1 off coupon online opens in a new tab or in the summer issue of The Whole Deal opens in a new tab.WEDNESDAY: Midweek SimpleIt doesn’t get any simpler than this to feed a family of four during a busy weeknight: Our Rotisserie Chicken Meal Deal with your choice of cole slaw, potato salad or macaroni salad is a delicious answer for a simple midweek meal. A high-quality meal at a great value, especially if you use our coupon opens in a new tab for a free side.

THURSDAY: Cinco de Mayo Any TimeGuacamole and cheese nachos and Southwestern Couscous Salad opens in a new tab topped with thin slices of grilled beef (ask at your store’s meat counter to find out what’s on sale that’s best for grilling). Finish your meal with frozen fruit bars made with real fruit – a Sure Deal! opens in a new tab in the summer issue of The Whole Deal.FRIDAY: TGIF PicnicWrap up the week with a picnic-perfect meal of mixed green salad with grilled shrimp. Start by marinating shrimp for 10 minutes in a vinaigrette. Grill the shrimp on skewers, remove and place over the salad. Serve with sliced Health Starts Here® opens in a new tab bread and hummus.WEEKEND: Savory Summer BrunchScrambled eggs with tomato, peppers, fresh corn and jack cheese. Serve accompanied by a fresh herb salad with berries, Mother’s Day Fruit Tartlets opens in a new tab and Honeydew Green Tea opens in a new tab or Lambrusco Coolers opens in a new tab for a brunch to remember!

Get ready to savor summer without breaking the bank! What are your ideas for cooking summer meals on a budget?

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