Saturday, June 13, 2009

You Can Buy Organics For Less

I don't usually do my grocery shopping until Mondays, but I needed to run into Green Acres to get some vitamins for the kids and I could not pass up some of the deals I found. I then decided to make a quick run into Dillons (Kroger) to use up a couple of coupons. Everything in the picture above is either organic or all natural. Total I spent only $25.09!! I am also planning to make a quick trip to a local farmers market this morning as soon as the baby wakes up. Later this week I will try to do a post breaking down my food budget.

Here is what I got and how I used my coupons...

Green Acres

Cascadian Farms frozen asparagus $2.69
- $1/1 coupon (Found in front of display)
Final $1.69

Cascadian Farms frozen mix veg $2.69
-$1/1 coupon
Final $1.69

Cascadian Farms frozen green beans $2.69
-$1/1 coupon
Final $1.69

2-4 packs of Organic Valley milk clearance priced $1.59 each. I am usually against purchasing pasteurized or homogenized milk, but I decided these would be nice to have on hand for a picky 4 year old as a treat.
- $1/2 coupon (From Earth Day coupon book. Still in some Dillons)
Final $2.18 for both

Nature's Path poptarts (I know junk food) Clearance priced $2.99
-$1/1 coupon (Earth Day coupon book)
Final $1.99

3 pack fruit/veggie juice
clearance priced $1.59

16 organic apples $4.77

6 organic green bell peppers $3.18

Ignore the pineapple. I think it was already on the counter. I did get it with a coupon for $1.50 last week.

I also found at the store $2 off when you purchase both Nature's path and Organic Valley product. I was not sure if I should use it since I had already used a coupon for both products, but the cashier let me. I am still not sure if this was ok.

Total at Green Acres $16.95

Dillons (Kroger)

5 bottles Santa Cruz organic lemonade On sale for $1.66 each
-$.75/1 (used 6 which doubled) From earth day coupon book or print here
Total $.66 each

Cascadian Farms frozen corn $3.49
-$1/1 shortcuts e-coupon (I think this is already gone)
-$1/1 coupon
Total $1.49

3 pack organic hearts of romaine lettuce
Clearance priced $2.50

Total at Dillons $8.14

Total for everything $25.09 YEAH!!

I thought you might also enjoy a picture of all the lemonade I already have in my pantry. We realize that this is a lot of sugar, but it is summer and we hope it will last a LONG time. In total I have around 23. Total spent $15 plus tax for ORGANIC lemonade.

My husband has begged me to make stuffed bell peppers for dinner tonight. I am planning to use the grass fed beef and organic brown rice that I was able to get with coupons and discounts. I will be starting a series next week on where and how I get quality foods for less.


  1. Great buy! I am trying to reincorporate organics back into our lives again on a budget, but have found it to be more difficult than I thought. I will look for some inspiration from your buys and hope some luck finds my way!

  2. We have purchased a ton of sugary drinks lately too. I water the kids' down some and they only get to drink it 3-5 times a week at most. In the summer they need extra fluids and they start refusing water so the sugar drinks break up the monotony a little.

    You did wonderful! I can't wait to see your series next week:)

  3. We love to make popsicles with Santa Cruz lemonade!

  4. How do you make the popsicles?

  5. Anonymous,
    I would bet the person who commented about making popsicles with the lemonade pours the lemonade into popsicle molds and freezes it. I have seen these recently at Walmart and other discount stores. My kids love homemade popsicles.