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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Healthy Summer Recipes for Hot Afternoons

How are y’all coping with the summer heat?  I decided to celebrate by starting the Couch to 5K running routine… I just make sure to do it early in the morning before it gets blistering hot. The last thing I want to do in the heat of the late afternoon is run or turn on the oven.

We’ve been creative and making more cold salads, simple grilled meals and anything else I can do to keep things cool around here. Here are some healthy summer recipes we’ve made or are giving a go this week to stay cool in the summer heat.

I’m always happy to hear other ideas you have or recipes you love – share in the comments or link up below! 

Smokey Corn & Black Bean Pizza – Recipe

Tomatoes, 99¢-$1.49 lb (Kroger, Food City, Food Lion, Safeway)
Canned Black Beans, 15 oz, 89¢ (Food City)
Fresh Corn, 30-33¢ ea. (Publix, Ingles, Kroger, Food City, Winn Dixie, Food Lion)
Cornmeal (pantry)
Pizza Dough (here’s my recipe for homemade pizza dough)
Barbecue Sauce, 16-18 oz, 34¢ (Publix)
Mozzarella Cheese, 7-8 oz, $1.50-$2 (Ingles, Harveys, Bi-Lo)

Grilled Asparagus Rafts – Recipe

Asparagus (in season, but not advertised this week)
Soy Sauce, 15 oz, $1.39 (Lowe’s Foods)
Sesame Oil (pantry)
Garlic (not on sale, but inexpensive flavor)
Sesame Seeds (pantry)

Lemony Grilled Potato Salad – Recipe

Yukon Gold Potatoes, 79-99¢ lb (Kroger, Food City, Publix)
Olive Oil, 16 oz, $2.24 (Bi-Lo)
Onions, 78¢-$1 lb (almost everywhere)
Bell Peppers, 99¢-$1.25 ea.(Kroger, Safeway)
Herbs (not on sale, but inexpensive flavor)
Lemons, 16 oz, $1.47 (Harris Teeter)

Tropical Fruit Salad – Recipe

Papaya, 99¢ lb (Publix)
Mangoes, 99¢-$1 ea. (Kroger, Harveys, Publix, Sweetbay, Safeway)
Pineapple, $2.99 ea. (Publix, Kroger)
Bananas, 49¢ lb (Food City)
Coconut (not on sale this week, use dried to save work)

Peach Popsicles – Recipe

Nonfat Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz, 32-60¢ (Lowe’s Foods, Publix, Ingles, Harris Teeter)
Peaches , 98¢-$1.49 lb (almost everywhere)