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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 pantry staples

Sometimes we think a good dinner means one that is complicated or has a long list of ingredients.  One of the ways to save on dinner is buy a few key ingredients (veggies & proteins) and then make heavy use of your pantry for flavor and texture (think spices, bread crumbs, mustard etc.). A few fresh herbs go along way over a week’s worth of meals too.

A recipe doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive to taste great and be healthy!

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


Caramel Apple Pork Chops – Recipe

Half Boneless Pork Loin, $1.69-$2.49 lb (Harveys, Food Lion, HEB, Sweetbay)
(cut into chops)
Various Apple Varieties, 88¢-$1 lb (HEB, Ingles, Lowes, Bi-Lo)
Spices (pantry)

(8 Points Plus)

Almond Crusted Chicken – Recipe

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.67 lb-$2.50 lb (Lowes, Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter)
Emerald Mixed Nuts, Almonds, or Cashews, 10-11.5 oz, $1.79 (Publix)
Flour, spices & oil (pantry)

(4 Points Plus)

Salmon Skewers w/ Romesco Sauce – Recipe

Fresh Salmon Fillets $7.99 lb (Publix)
Fire Roasted Tomatoes (pantry)
Emerald Mixed Nuts, Almonds, or Cashews, 10-11.5 oz, $1.79 (Publix)
Red Wine Vinegar, spices (pantry)

(4 Points Plus)

Herb & Garlic Stuffed Artichokes – Recipe

Fresh Artichokes, 99¢ ea. (Lowes)
Chicken Broth, Breadcrumbs (pantry)

(5 Points Plus)

Spaghetti Squash Gratins with Chunky Tomato Sauce – Recipe

Spaghetti or Butternut Squash 99¢ lb (Harris Teeter)
Whole Tomatoes, canned (pantry)

(3 Points Plus)