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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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menu plans hints of spring


This is one of my favorite times of year, when we switch from leafy greens being the only produce on sale to having lots of colorful & tasty options.  Strawberry season is in full effect and lots of other options like squash, tomatoes and celery coming on too.

Mix in some of the staple items you have stocked up on during winter and it shouldn’t be hard to create some fresh, fun meals on the cheap!

*These prices are based off of averages and are subject to change weekly

Cavatappi Nicoise – Recipe

Starkist Solid White Tuna, 5 oz can or 2.6-3 oz pouch, 25¢ (Kroger)
Mueller’s Pasta, 12-16 oz, 66¢ (Publix)
Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, 98¢-$1.49  lb (HEB, Bi-Lo)
Green Giant Frozen Green Beans, 7-10 oz, 49-74¢ (Publix)

(11 Points Plus)

New Orleans Red Beans & Rice – Recipe

Bulk Yellow Onions, 89¢ lb (Food Lion)
Progresso Kidney Beans, 15 or 19 oz, 41¢ (Publix)
Boneless Top Round Steak, $3.99 lb (Winn Dixie)
Progresso Broth, 32 oz, $1.22 (Publix) or College Inn, $1.99 (Winn Dixie)

(9 Points Plus)

Squash Ricotta Cheesecake – Recipe

Yellow Squash, $1.29 lb (Publix) – sub for Zucchini
Sorrento Fat Free Ricotta, 32 oz, $2.50 (Publix)
Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 7 or 8 oz, 32-74¢ ea. (Publix)
Bulk Yellow Onions, 89¢ lb (Food Lion)
Southern Home Grade A Large White Eggs, 1 dozen, $1 (Bi-Lo)

(3 Points Plus)

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup – Recipe

93% Lean Ground Beef, $3.77 lb (Harris Teeter)
Publix – Celery, 99¢ ea. (Publix)
Progresso Broth, 32 oz, $1.22 (Publix) or College Inn, $1.99 (Winn Dixie)
Bulk Yellow Onions, 89¢ lb (Food Lion)

(6 Points Plus)

Strawberry Spinach Salad – Recipe

Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5-12 oz, $1.99 (Publix)
Strawberries, 1 lb, $2.50 (Publix, Bi-Lo, Sweetbay, Harveys)

(Points Plus are dependent on toppings)