Save $$$ Menu Planning with the Weekly Publix Ad

This is an unusual week – looking at the Publix ad, there is literally nothing I can use.  But that’s okay, because when they had good deals in recent weeks I did the “prep once, eat twice” routine, so I have plenty in my freezer from previous weeks.

I also have extra meatballs in the freezer from the big batch I made on Sunday for tonight’s Bunco party.  I have four dozen in the crockpot ready for tonight’s gathering, but that still leaves me with another two dozen in the freezer for another meal.  I also enjoyed a meatloaf earlier in the week from the same batch – definitely worth the 45 minutes spent to prep last weekend!

I hope your week is beautifully healthy.  Shalom!

Save $$$ Menu Planning with the Weekly Publix Ad

shrimp scampi bucatiniThere are some great sales this week for Prep Once, Eat Twice options.  On the menu:

Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Rosemary Sauce

Lemon Rosemary Pork Tenderloin (prep & freeze)

Queso Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Quesadillas (prep & freeze)

Fish Tacos with Jicama Slaw

Savory Grilled Fish (prep & freeze)

Shrimp Scampi

Scampi with Sundried Tomatoes

Some other great deals this week:

Mueller’s Pasta – BOGO – there is no indication that you can’t get GF on this deal

Swanson Organic Chicken Broth – there is a $1 coupon

Hellmann’s Organic Mayo – on sale for $3.99 – there is a Publix coupon for $2.50 and manufacturer’s coupon for $1.00 (check out this website for more info)

Purex Laundry Detergent – BOGO

Publix GreenWise Whey Protein Powder – $9.99

Organic Grape Tomatoes – 2/$5

Here is my Publix shopping list.  Happy saving!

Publix shopping list 7.28.16

Save $$$ Menu Planning with Publix Ad

These last couple of weeks the savings in the Publix ad haven’t been as substantial as they normally are, but I am still able to find some savings to use in my menu planning!  This week’s menu:

Good For You Chicken Soup

Memphis Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Burritos

Rancher Grilled Steaks with Blue Cheese Crowns


Did you know that you can create your shopping list on the Publix website and print it out from your computer?  Click on the sale items you want, add the rest of your list, and voila!  You are ready for the store.  Here is my list this week for the menu below (remaining items are from my pantry and other staples I keep on hand).  Feel free to borrow this list – if you click on the image, you can print it!

Publix shopping list 7.21.16


Saving $$$ – Menu Planning with the Publix Ad

I am trying to do better with using the weekly sales at Publix to do my menu planning.  I have decided that I will probably do better at it if I look at it as a way to help others, so here is my menu plan based on this week’s ad, which includes the following sale items:

memphis grilled salmon photoProteins:

  • Large Shrimp
  • Angus Sirloin
  • Greenwise Chicken Breast
  • Greenwise Chicken Sausage
  • Sockeye Salmon

Other Items I’ll use this week from the Publix ad:

  • Barilla Pasta (BOGO)
  • DelMonte Gold Fresh Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Organic Strawberries

A couple of notes:

I am going to use the chicken sausage in the jambalaya recipe instead of andouille sausage.  With regard to salmon, no matter how much I have researched / read, farm raised salmon is not a healthy choice, no matter what way you cut the cake, so to speak.  Therefore, I am sticking with wild salmon from now on.  Note that pineapple and mango are considered a safer choice than other options, like strawberries, which is why I am purchasing the pineapple and mango that are grown using conventional methods.  (I realize there are still environmental concerns, but you do what you can.)

I am purchasing enough of these sale items to get two meals from each:  prep once, eat twice is my motto!  The recipes:

I hope this helps your plan for the coming week.  Be well – shalom!