January 30, 2012

50% Off at Charlotte Running Co.



Coupon Kitchen strives to bring you healthy, budget-friendly meals.  In addition to eating healthy, total wellness includes being active as well. Groupon is offering a great deal today to Charlotte Running Co.  For $25 you will receive $50 to use in store towards shoes, clothes, or any other accessories.  Even when walking, it's important to have the right type of shoe and the staff at Charlotte Running Co. are very experienced in helping you find the perfect one! Click here for the deal. Hurry, there's only a limited quantity available!

Restaurant.com Giveaway Winner

And the winner is...


Leah!


Congratulations, Leah! Please email your address to couponkitchen@yahoo.com and I will send your $25 Dandelion Market gift certificate to you. Enjoy! A big thank you to all who participated!

January 29, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Jan 29-Feb 4

Sorry for the late post today. I was back in my hometown celebrating the engagement of two of my dearest friends that I've known for over 20 years! I can't wait for the fun to continue at their wedding in June. Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Corn! 

Weekly Menu

SundayBalsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Asparagus
MondayNo Roll Mexican Rice Enchiladas
TuesdayThai Cabbage Cups
WednesdaySoft Pork Tacos 
ThursdaySauteed Chicken with Mushrooms and Baked Sweet Potatoes
FridaySlow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna
SaturdayThree Bean Turkey Chili


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

SundaySmithfield pork tenderloin - $4.49/lb
1/2 lb fresh asparagus - $1.49
Garlic
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Canola oil

MondayMinute Steamers Spanish rice with vegetables
  -.50/1 RP 1/29
10 oz can enchilada sauce
Luck's black beans - $.50
Tortillas
Reduced-fat shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  -.50/2 Kraft cheese print (zip code 30303)

TuesdayFish sauce
1 red onion
Fresh cilantro
1 green cabbage
Dry-roasted peanuts
Ground turkey
Dark sesame oil
Ginger
Sugar
Lime juice
Crushed red pepper

Wednesday
1 jar salsa
  -.50/1 Chi Chi's SS 1/8
  -.50/1 Newman's Own RP 1/22
1 habanero chile
1 serrano chile
Red onion (split w/Thai Cabbage Cups)
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
1 bay leaf
Ground cumin
Salt
Pepper
Pork tenderloin (split w/Balsamic-Garlic Pork Tenderloin)
Tortillas (split w/Enchiladas)


Thursday2 sweet potatoes
1/2 lb mushrooms
Fresh parsley
1 small shallot
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Butter
Olive oil
Fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
Salt
Dried thyme

FridayShredded part-skim mozzarella
  -.50/2 Kraft cheese print (zip code 30303) 
8 ounces part skim ricotta cheese
1 small zucchini
Baby spinach
2 portobello mushroom caps - $2.99
1 28 oz can Southern Home crushed tomaotes
1 14.5 oz can Southern Home diced tomatoes - $.44
Whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 egg white 
  -need it: Southern Home eggs - $1
Garlic
Crushed red pepper

Saturday14.5 oz can Southern Home diced tomatoes - $.44
Luck's black beans - $.50
Luck's Great Northern beans - $.50
Luck's kidney beans - $.50
Ground turkey
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Reduced-fat shredded cheese (split w/Enchiladas)
Salsa (split w/Pork Tacos)


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -

January 27, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Jan 29- Feb 4



This is a cultural week with Mexican, Greek, and Asian-inspired recipes! The subtotal is $48.


Weekly Menu

SundayGreek Shrimp
MondayEasy Chicken Lo Mein
TuesdayNo Roll Mexican Rice Enchiladas
WednesdayGreek Chicken and Pita Casserole
ThursdayCrispy Shrimp with Italian Roasted Snap Peas
FridayChicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes
SaturdayFarfalle with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Chicken Sausage


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.50
1 demi baguette - $1.89
1 bunch green onions - $.69
Fresh mint - $2.39
Fresh parsley - $.99
Treasure Cave feta cheese - $2.50
  -.50/1 SS 12/1 = $1.50
1/2 lb shrimp (last week) 
  -need it: $7.99/lb
Olive oil
Dried oregano
Dried basil
Salt
Pepper
Dry white wine or chicken broth
Garlic
Hot sauce

MondayGinger ~ $1
Perdue 3 lb bag boneless chicken breasts - $7.49
1 package Ramen noodles - $.50
Birds Eye Steamfresh Asian Medley - $2.89
  -.50/1 SS 1/8 = $1.89
Sesame or peanut oil
Soy or teriyaki sauce
Garlic
Fresh ginger

TuesdayLuck's black beans - $.59
Rice-A-Roni Spanish Rice - $1.85
Old El Paso 10 oz enchilada sauce - $1.99
  -.50/1 SS 1/29 = $.99
Sargento 2% shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese - $2
  -.50/2 SS 1/22 = $1.50 each
Lowes Foods tortillas - $1.49

Wednesday1 large zucchini ~ $1.29 
2 Roma tomatoes ~ $.80
1/4 lb kalamata olives (from olive bar) ~ $1.75
Toufoyan pita bread - $1.99
1 can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup - $1.55
Chicken breasts
Feta cheese
Cooking spray
Onion
Dried oregano
Lemon-pepper seasoning
Reduced-fat, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic

Thursday1/2 lb sugar snap peas - $1.99
1 leek - $2.99
1/2 lb shrimp (last week)
Panko breadcrumbs
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Salt
Pepper
2 egg whites or egg beaters
Parmesan cheese
Cooking spray
Grape tomatoes (split w/Greek Shrimp)
Dried oregano
Olive oil

FridayFresh cilantro - $.99
1 small jalapeno ~ $.12
1 lime - $.59
Grape tomatoes
Tortillas
White or yellow onion
Green onions
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

SaturdayJohnsonville 3-Cheese Italian chicken sausage - $4.99
  -.55/1 print = $3.89
1/2 lb broccoli florets - $1.15
15 oz can diced tomatoes - $1 
Farfalle, rigatoni, rotini or penne pasta 
  -need it: Barilla - $1.25
Garlic
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Jan 29-Feb 4


The wine and cheese sale is back! January 26-29 receive 20% off a case of wine. Now through Tuesday, January 31 all specialty cheeses are 20% off as well.  If you're planning an upscale Super Bowl party or stocking up for a Valentine's day soiree, you should be set!  The subtotal this week is $52 if you have all of the coupons. This price includes a value pack of chicken thighs that we will use next week for the Super Bowl menu.  Also, don't forget the Restaurant.com sale and giveaway. You have until Sunday, January 29 to enter!


Weekly Menu

SundayRoasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp Pasta
MondayMediterranean Stuffed Chicken with White Bean Salad
TuesdayNo Roll Mexican Rice Enchiladas
WednesdayRed Pepper Chicken Sausage and Arugula Pizza
ThursdayCrispy Shrimp with Strawberry Salad
FridayBLT in a Bowl
SaturdayChicken and White Bean Soup


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 lemon - $.69
1/2 lb EZ Peel white shrimp - $2.99 ($4.99/lb)
Olive oil
Dried thyme
Salt
Pepper
Spaghetti, linguine, or angel hair pasta
  -need it: Mueller's - $.94
Butter
Garlic

Monday1 jar Mt. Olive roasted red peppers - $2.55
  -.50/1 SS 1/22 = $1.55
HT crumbled Feta cheese - $2.69
1 red onion ~ $1.09
Fresh parsley - $1.79 
2 kalamata olives (from olive bar) ~ $.50
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts - $1.99/lb
15 oz can cannellini beans - $.67
Salt
Pepper
Dried basil
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Dried oregano

Tuesday15 oz can black beans - $.67
1 bag Minute Steamers Spanish rice - $1.67
  -.50/1 Minute rice product RP 1/29 = $.67
10 oz can HT enchilada sauce - $.99
Kraft 2% shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese - $2
  -.50/2 print (zipcode 30303) = $1.50 each
  -.55/2 SS 1/15 = $1.45 each
HT whole wheat tortillas - $1.99

WednesdayRagu marinara sauce - $1.09
  -.50/1 RP 1/29 = $.09
Earthbound Farm Organic arugula - $3.99
Johnsonville 3 Cheese Italian chicken sausage - $4.99
  -$1.50 off SS 11/6 or 1/1 = $3.49
  -.55/1 print = $3.89
Kraft 2% shredded Mozzarella cheese - $2
  -.50/2 print (zipcode 30303) = $1.50 each
  -.55/2 SS 1/15 = $1.45 each
Boboli wheat pizza crust - $2.99
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil
Pepper
Onion

ThursdayFresh Express Strawberry Fields salad kit - $3.50
1/2 lb EZ Peel white shrimp - $2.99 ($4.99/lb)
Panko breadcrumbs 
  -need it: HT Traders - $1.50
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Salt
Pepper
2 egg whites or egg beaters
Parmesan cheese
Cooking spray

Friday1 pint grape tomatoes - $3
Turkey bacon (last week)
Red onion (split w/White Bean Salad)
Rigatoni or other short pasta
  -need it: Colavita - $1
Arugula (split w/Pizza)
Salt
Pepper

SaturdayBoneless, skinless chicken thighs ~ $9
HT orzo pasta - $1.35
15 oz can cannellini beans - $.67 
Turkey bacon (last week)
Onion
Garlic
Grape tomatoes (split w/BLT in a Bowl)
Dried oregano
Pepper
Fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
Fresh parsley (split w/Mediterranean Chicken)


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -








This menu is linked at Organizing Junkie

January 26, 2012

$2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificate & Giveaway


Starting today Restaurant.com has $25 gift certificates for only $2.  Just enter the code DATE at checkout. This couldn't come at a better time with Valentine's Day right around the corner! A few of my favorites around North Carolina are listed below.

For the Giveaway: Leave a comment below and tell me which restaurant you would purchase a gift certificate to on Restaurant.com. Enter by Sunday, January 29th and I'll send you the gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice!

Asheville: Pack's Tavern
               Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
               Sante Wine Bar
               Lexington Avenue Brewery
               Corner Kitchen

Charlotte: Arooji's Wine Room Ristorante
                Dandelion Market
                Pewter Rose Bistro
                Zebra

Chapel Hill: Carolina Coffee Shop
                  Vespa Ristorante
                  Saffron                           
                  Bean and Barrel

January 25, 2012

$6 Movie Ticket to "One for the Money"

Looking for a movie to see this Valentine's Day or for a Girl's Night Out? Today Groupon is offering a deal on movie tickets to "One for the Money" starring Katherine Heigl and based on the best selling novel by Janot Evanovich. You can get one ticket for $6 or two tickets for $12. Click here to get the deal!

January 21, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Jan 22-28


The cold weather has me craving warm and cozy meals.  I guess that's how the Chipotle Pork Stew and New England Pot Roast both made it on the menu this week. I hope they warm you up as well!


Weekly Menu

SundayRoasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Pasta
MondayChipotle Pork Stew
TuesdayPenne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter
WednesdayShrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry
ThursdaySlow Cooker New England Pot Roast
FridayChicken Parmesan Casserole with Steamed Broccoli
SaturdayBacon-Spinach Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Jam and Roasted Asparagus


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 bag frozen shrimp
1 lemon
Garlic
Spaghetti, Angel Hair or Linguine pasta
  -need it: Barilla - $.80
  -.55/1 Barilla whole grain SS 1/8 = FREE
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
  -need it: Filippo Berio -$1 off print
Butter
Dried thyme

Monday1 red onion
1 Roma tomato
1 can corn 
1 red bell pepper 
Fresh cilantro 
1 jar chipotle-style or regular salsa 
  -Newman's Own -.50/1 print
Boneless pork chops - $2.99/lb
Fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
Olive oil
Garlic

Tuesday1 lb asparagus - $1.99
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Brown sugar
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Penne pasta
  -need it: Barilla $.80
  -.55/1 Barilla whole grain SS 1/8 = FREE

WednesdayBirds Eye Steamfresh rice with mixed vegetables- $1.15
  -$1/3 print (sign-up or login) = $.81 each
Shrimp (split w/Roasted Shrimp)
Garlic
Olive oil
Red bell pepper (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Onion (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)

Thursday1 small boneless chuck roast - $3.29/lb
1 large russet potato - $.89/lb
1 carrot
1 bunch celery
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 
  -Hunt's -.40/2 print 
1 14.5 oz can beef broth
Onion
Garlic
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Bay leaves
Pepper

Friday2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2% shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli - $1.15
  -$1/3 print (sign-up or login) = $.81 each
1 5 oz package garlic croutons
1 jar Ragu marinara sauce - $1.59
Olive oil
Garlic
Crushed red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese
Dried basil 

Saturday1 onion
Fresh Express baby spinach - $2.97
1 lemon
1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes - $1.45 ($.89/lb)
Tomato paste
Smithfield center cut bacon - $3.14
1 15 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
Asparagus (split w/Penne)
Olive oil
Garlic salt
1/2 package ground turkey (last week)
Panko breadcrumbs
2 eggs
Brown sugar
Crushed red pepper
Fat-free milk



- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Jan 22-28


This subtotal this week is right at $50. It's a great week for matching up coupons with the sale items, especially Birds Eye Steamfresh items.


Weekly Menu

SundayRoasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Pasta
MondayChipotle Pork Stew
TuesdayRosemary Chicken with White Beans
WednesdayShrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry
ThursdaySlow Cooker New England Pot Roast
FridayChicken Parmesan Casserole with Steamed Broccoli
SaturdaySouthern Tortellini Minestrone


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 2 lb bag frozen shrimp - $8.99
1 lemon - $.59
Garlic
Spaghetti, Angel Hair or Linguine pasta
  -need it: Barilla - $1.25
  -.55/1 Barilla whole grain SS 1/8 = $.15
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
  -need it: Filippo Berio - $4.99
  -$1 off print or SS 1/15 = $3.99
Butter
Dried thyme

Monday1 red onion ~ $1.12
1 Roma tomato ~ $.37
1 can corn - $1
1 red bell pepper - $2.50
Fresh cilantro - $.99
1 jar Newman's Own chipotle-style or regular salsa - $2.50
  -.50/1 print = $1.50
Pork chops (last week)
Fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
Olive oil
Garlic

Tuesday1 14.5 oz can Hunt's stewed tomatoes - $1.25
  -.40/2 print = $.80 each
1 15 oz can Bush's navy beans - $.89
1/4 lb kalamata olives (from olive bar) - $1.99 ($7.99/lb)
Chicken thighs (last week)
Olive oil
Dried rosemary
Salt
Pepper

WednesdayBirds Eye Steamfresh rice with mixed vegetables- $1.15
  -$1/3 print (sign-up or login) = $.81 each
Shrimp (split w/Roasted Shrimp)
Garlic
Olive oil
Red bell pepper (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Onion (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)

Thursday1 boneless London Broil - $7 ($3.50/lb)
1 large russet potato - $.49
1 carrot - $.99
1 bunch celery - $1.99
1 14.5 oz can Hunt's diced tomatoes - $1.20
  -.40/2 print = $.80 each
1 14.5 oz Lowes Foods can beef broth - $1
Onion
Garlic
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Bay leaves
Pepper

Friday2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - $2.49/lb
Lowes Foods 2% shredded mozzarella cheese - $2.79
1 package Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli - $1.15
  -$1/3 print (sign-up or login) = $.81 each
1 package Full Circle garlic croutons - $1.79
1 jar Prego marinara sauce - $2
  -.75/2 SS 1/8 = $1.25 each
Olive oil
Garlic
Crushed red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese
Dried basil 

Saturday1 package Delallo cheese tortelleni - $2.49
1/2 lb fresh collard greens - $.75
2 cans Lowes Foods low sodium, fat-free chicken broth - $2
1 14.5 oz can Hunt's Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes - $1.20
  -.40/2 print = $.80 each
1 package Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen cut green beans - $1.15
  -$1/3 print (sign-up or login) = $.81 each
Dried rosemary
Olive oil
Onion
Garlic
Crushed red pepper



- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -

January 20, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Jan 22-28


This week I received an email for $5 off a $40 or more Express Lane purchase in addition to the fee being waived since it would be my first time. I was debating it because of the $5 off. However, I'm one of those people who really enjoys going to the grocery store and I just don't know if I can give up that control! Due to my control issues, it could be your lucky day! Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner by 5:00 pm today. Be sure to include your email address so I can send it to you!

The subtotal this week is $54.  Many of the dishes are enough for four so make sure to check out the serving size of each recipe. There should be leftovers if you're cooking for two.  If you're cooking for a family of four or more, no need to double.


Weekly Menu

SundayBacon-Spinach Turkey Meatloaf with Creamy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
MondayTilapia with Rustic Spinach Salad
TuesdayWhole Wheat Pasta with Edamame, Arugula and Herbs
WednesdayOven Baked Chicken Fajitas
ThursdaySlow Cooker New England Pot Roast
FridaySpicy Chicken with Edamame Succotash
SaturdaySouthern Tortellini Minestrone


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 3 lb bag onions - $1.97
Fresh express baby spinach, 6 oz - $1.99
1 lemon - $.69
1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes - $1.50 ($.99/lb)
HT Tomato paste - $.47
Oscar Mayer turkey bacon - $2.99
1 15 oz can HT whole peeled tomatoes - $.75
Alouette Light Garlic and Herb spreadable cheese - $3.49
  -$1 off SS 11/20 = $2.49
Garlic
Lean ground turkey (last week)
Fat-free or soy milk
Panko breadcrumbs
Salt
Pepper
2 egg whites
Brown sugar 
Crushed red pepper flakes

Monday2 tilapia fillets - $3.99/lb
1 Gala apple ~ $1.18 
Spinach (split w/Meatloaf)
2% shredded mozzarella cheese (last week)
  -need it: HT - $2
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Italian dressing
  -need it: Ken's - $1
  -B2G1 Ken's dressings SS 1/8
Almonds (last week)

Tuesday1 pint grape tomatoes - $3
Earthbound Farm Organics arugula - $1.99
HT Naturals frozen shelled edamame - $2.99
Whole Wheat penne
  -need it: Colavita cut fusilli - $1
Olive oil
Butter
Fresh parsley (last week)
Dried basil
Dried thyme
Parmesan cheese
Lemon juice
Salt

Wednesday1 boneless, skinless chicken breast - $1.99/lb
1 stoplight pepper pack (green, yellow, red) - $3.99
HT Whole Wheat tortillas - $1.50
1 15 oz can HT diced tomatoes with green chiles - $.75
Vegetable oil
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Cumin
Dried oregano
Salt
Onion (split w/Meatloaf)

Thursday1 Harris Teeter Reserve Angus Beef Chuck Tender Roast - $6.49
1 large russet potato - $.87
1 carrot - $.79
1 bunch celery - $1.79
1 14.5 oz can HT diced tomatoes - $.75
1 14.5 oz can beef broth - $.95
  -.75/2 Swanson broth or stock cartons SS 1/8
  -.50/2 Swanson broth or stock cartons eVIC coupon
  -$1/2 Swanson broth cartons print
Onion
Garlic
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Bay leaves
Pepper

Friday2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - $1.99/lb
1 ear of corn - $.60
Chili powder
Cumin
Garlic powder
Paprika
Dried basil
Bacon (split w/Meatloaf)
Butter
Frozen shelled edamame (split w/Pasta)
Salt
Pepper
Sugar
Grape tomatoes (split w/Pasta)
Red bell pepper (split w/Fajitas)
Red wine vinegar
Onion 

Saturday1 package Buitoni cheese tortelleni - $2.39
1 32 oz HT container low sodium, fat-free chicken broth - $1.87
  -.75/2 Swanson broth or stock cartons SS 1/8
  -.50/2 Swanson broth or stock cartons eVIC coupon
  -$1/2 Swanson broth cartons print
1 14.5 oz can HT Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes - $.75
1 package HT frozen cut green beans - $1.67
Dried rosemary
Olive oil
Onion
Garlic
Crushed red pepper
Fresh parsley (last week)
Arugula (split w/Pasta)


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -