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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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weight watchers menu plans

Takeout is one of those things that can be a budget and gut buster.  While you can make healthy choices while eating out, sometimes it’s better to just cook at home to save money and a lot of calories!  Here are a few recipe ideas that you can have cooked before you’d have time to order and pick something up from a restaurant.

Thanks to Sneaky Spoons for sharing her Mongolian Beef Recipe last week!  If you are concerned about the points, reduce the oil used for frying like she suggested. Or you could stretch it to 4 servings with extra veggies like peppers and broccoli. Regardless, it’s much healthier than the Mongolian Beef you’d find if you went out to eat!

Mongolian Beef – Recipe

Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 5 oz, $1 (Ingles)
Flank Steak (freezer – not on sale this week)
Green Onions, bunch, 50-59¢ ea. (Food City, Bi-lo)

(22 Points Plus – if you limit oil to 1/4 c.)

Apple Braised Chicken – Recipe

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.98-$4.99 lb (Ingles, Lowes, Bi-lo)
Onions, 48-83¢ lb (Sweetbay, Winn-Dixie, HEB)
Apples, 97¢-$1.99 lb (almost everywhere)
Apple Cider, Indian Summer, 1 gallon, $3.98 (Ingles)
Chicken Broth, Butterball, 14.5 oz, 50¢ (Walgreens)

(6 Points Plus)

Pork & Pineapple Skewers – Recipe

Pork Tenderloin, $4.99 lb (Publix)
Pineapple, 99¢-$1.99 (Aldi, Publix)
Red Peppers, $1.25 ea. (Kroger)

(14 Points Plus)

Cornmeal Battered Oven Fried Catfish – Recipe

Cornmeal (pantry – not on sale this week)
Catfish Fillets, $4.99-$6.39 lb (Kroger, Publix, Bi-lo, HEB)
Asparagus, $2.49-$2.99 lb (almost everywhere)
Lemon (not on sale but not a pricy ingredient)

(7 Points Plus)

Beef Satay Over Pilaf – Recipe

Sirloin Steak, $3.99-$6.99 lb (Bi-lo, Publix, Food City, Kroger, Ingles)
Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 5 oz, $1 (Ingles)
Peanut Butter, Jif, 17.3-18 oz, $2.50 (Ingles, Food City)
Chicken Broth, Butterball, 14.5 oz, 50¢ (Walgreens)
Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, 6 oz, 41¢ (Publix)
Cucumber, 50¢ ea (Harvey’s)
Carrot, 16 oz, $1-$1.99 (Kroger, Ingles, Food City)

(9 Points Plus)

What are your favorite restaurant meals to make at home?