Weekly Grocery Deals & Frugal Recipe: Grillin' Out

(Note: Each week Frugal Townie and I, in a combined effort post the Grocery Deals Round-Up and a Frugal Recipe that goes right along with the current deals.)

Lately I’ve shared the recipe: Tropical Fruit Toss. Here is a list of fruit on sale this week (bold items means it’s the best price):

– Bananas- $0.19/lb @ Checkers 
– Grapes (Red)- $1.88/lb @Checkers
– Mangoes- $0.29/ ea @ Aldi
– Pears- $0.99/ 4 pk @ Aldi
– Strawberries- $0.99/lb @ Aldi

This week…

There are a LOT of grilling stuff (and veggies) on sale! Here’s a recipe that goes right along with Frugal Townie’s Round-Up for the week of May 2nd.

These are the items on sale for this week’s Frugal and Healthy Recipe:

– Corn- $1/ 3 ($0.33 ea) @ Checkers
– Mushrooms (Monterey, sliced)- $1.49/ 8oz pk @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
– Peppers (hot varieties)- $0.68/lb @ Checkers

If you have a charcoal grill:

– Charcoal briquets $5.98/1.6 lb. bag @ Hy-Vee



Spring Salad with Grilled Veggies

This Spring we’ve been able to use a gas grill for the first time (we were given it late last fall). It has been so amazing!! The above picture was taken after we decided on the spot that we wanted grilled veggies on our salad, not raw. In no time the grill was ready and the veggies cooking.


Neither my husband or I are zucchini fans, but we LOVED the grilled zucchini on the salad. The flavor really meshed well with the romaine lettuce, grilled red onion, and EVOO Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.


Since there are mushrooms and peppers on sale this week, I’m sure they would be a great addition to the salad!


Grocery Savings Tip: Making your leftovers a full meal with veggies

Another thing we have had recently grilled is corn on the cob. Sometimes, we were are trying to stretch our leftovers into a full meal, it’s nice to add fresh veggies or fruit to the mix. This week I made Butternut Squash & Parsnip Baked Pasta. When we were eating the leftovers, I suggested we grilled the corn on the cob as the side. This really complemented the meal and filled us up! Plus, we were using produce we had bought on sale.


What recipes have you been enjoying lately?


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