Hello readers! I know, I’m very negligent in my duties. I have good excuses, but regardless I am doing my best to catch up.
For those who say prayers, include in your prayers families who are torn apart by depression and mental illness for healing, understanding, and grace. That’s all I am going to say about that.
I was reminded this past week to alert you to seek out an Ollie’s Warehouse near you. They basically by bulk items from retailers who have overstock or stock that isn’t moving fast enough, closeout, and store closings. I often will come across some great food items that are good. This week I got some organic pickles and they seem to stock this brand often. They are delicious.
They also stock tons of spices that are a fraction of the cost of what you buy in the store. I got a big shaker container of cayenne pepper for $1.99 (I think…it was cheap anyway). Last one I got from the store it was a fraction of the size and I think I paid nearly $5 for it.
If you go ahead and sign up for an Ollie’s customer card (used like your usual store key fob), you will get special coupons in your email. This week I was able to get an additional 15% off my order by showing them the email on my phone (and using the unique code on it).
This week at Kroger there are a few good whole food items that are good to boost your family’s healthy eating choices.
Mangoes, avocados, and seedless English cucumbers are 10/$10
Yellow squash and zucchini are $1.49/lb. (not on the dirty dozen list, but not on the clean 15 list, either. However, this whole food vegetable option is far better than a box of freeze-dried “scalloped” potatoes, no?)
Organic Micro-Baker russet potato 2/$3 (it’s an individually wrapped potato that you can microwave. However, Kroger’s bag of organic potatoes might be a less expensive option.)
Organic Fuji apples $1.49/lb.
Do any of you have any fast dinner ideas that uses plenty of whole, clean food options in an inexpensive way for a family meal?