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It’s Double Ad Day at Sprouts Farmers Market, meaning you can shop today from last week’s ad and this week’s ad. Here are the best deals I see for the Dallas locations:
Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers – $0.49 each
Rio Star Grapefruit – $0.19 each
Chicken tenders – $1.88/lb
Colby Jack Cheese – $1.99/lb
I read on Facebook that Sprouts Farmers Market will open their Fort Worth store on January 26 at 7:00 AM.
The first 100 customers will get free sandwich coupons and they said prices will be “super low” and “all purchases will be bagged in FREE reusable Sprouts totes.”
I don’t see the store’s address on their Website, but found it mentioned in the Star Telegram: South Hulen Street and Interstate 20 (an old Albertsons location).
Download this week’s produce price comparison document (PDF). It covers advertised prices for conventional and organic produce at the following stores:
I will be posting about my kale chip experiment soon. I have read and heard many good things about kale chips, so when I saw the organic kale is $1.50/bunch this week at New Flower Market, I decided to get some. I have two “recipes” – one that you can make in the oven and one that you can make in a dehydrator. I tried the oven method today and think I over oiled them, but some were good. I am going to try the dehydrator method on Sunday and will post a comparison with photos.
When another mother and I met with a Dallas-area Whole Foods store ambassador about food allergies a few weeks ago, she gave us a tour of the produce area. She told us about all the health benefits of kale (better than spinach, she said), and she gave us a small piece to try. It was interesting, but not something I would eat raw very regularly. The kale chips were much more tolerable. Best of all, my daughter LOVED them.
My blog re-design is finally live, but there are still several issues I need to fix and content that I need to add, so it will be a work-in-progress for a few more days.
The homepage should work. If it does not look right to you, please let me know what browser you are using.
Issues I am aware of:
1. IE browser – right column is halfway down the page
I am also going to tweak a few things to make it easier to read, but that’s after I work out the major kinks!
Now…on to the produce price comparison for this week!
On the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, we are buying LOTS of produce – mostly bananas, apples, pears, blueberries, zucchini, carrots, chard, and French-cut green beans at this stage. We go through dozens of bananas, apples, zucchini and carrots each week for homemade applesauce, banana pancakes, flourless muffins, banana cake, zucchini noodles, etc.
I price-checked produce at Sam’s Club this week to see if I could buy any of these items at a lower cost, but Sam’s was just as expensive or more expensive than the grocery stores! That is not always the case though. I am going to try to hit Sam’s and possibly Costco occasionally to see if buying in bulk will be cheaper. While I will not be covering the warehouse clubs’ prices regularly, I will post any deals I find there.
I am now trying to buy organic whenever possible. For example, I am only buying organic apples since I have read that apples are on the “dirty dozen” list of of produce where it makes the most sense to go organic. I figure if we’re going to do this diet to see if it helps my daughter’s health, then we might as well avoid eating those foods with higher concentrations of pesticide residues. I will include conventional and organic produce in the comparison chart so you can decide where to go based on your preferences. I will create three graphical icons to indicate if produce is:
but for now I just used symbols in the spreadsheet (the symbol meanings are in the footer of each page).
Please keep in mind that stores do not always list the size of the produce. For example, avocados are usually “small” or “large” but the ads don’t always specify. So it will be difficult to know for sure which store has the best price. Whenever possible, I will check on sizes in person and will update the chart.
And last but not least, this is a work-in-progress. This week, I am posting just a PDF download of the chart. In future weeks, I will pull out the best deals and post a summary with a link to the full download.
Please let me know what you like or dislike about this format. And if you stop by a store and find additional produce on sale that is not advertised, please let me know and I will update this list. I plan to do similar comparisons for meat/seafood, nuts and dairy soon.
Download the produce comparison chart for DFW-area stores (PDF format).
I’m going to try to get back into blogging regularly. Lots going on at the moment…
Here are the best deals at Sprouts through Wednesday, February 10:
Jumbo Cantaloupe – $0.69 each
Hass Avocados – $0.69 each (not sure what size these are)
Michael Angelo Frozen Entrees 10-12 oz – $1.50 each (must buy 2)
Fresh Chicken Breast Tenders – $1.88/lb.
This item is sale for the entire month of February:
Enjoy Life Boom-Choco Boom Chocolate Bars – $0.74
Here are the best deals I see at Sprouts (Dallas / Fort Worth) through 12/9/09:
Blackberries (6 oz) – $0.77 each (wow!)
Eggplant – $0.69 each
USDA Choice T-Bone Steak – $4.99/lb.
Arrowhead Puffed Cereal – FREE*
See the entire ad at Sprouts.com.
Here are the best deals I see at Sprouts (Dallas / Fort Worth) through 11/25. Scroll down to see the deals you can get on 11/18 only.
Pineapple – $0.99 each
Celery – $0.77 each
Extra lean ground beef – $1.97/lb.
Rice Dream – Imagine Dream Nog – $1.25
Here are the deals from last week’s ad that are good today only (11/18)
Blueberries (4.4 oz) – $1.50
Chicken drums, thighs, or whole fryers – $0.88/lb (value packs)
Annie’s Homegrown Mac & Cheese – $0.50
For more information, visit Sprouts.com.
Here are the best deals I see at Sprouts (DFW) through Wednesday, November 11:
Texas Grapefruit – 3 for $1.00
Avocados – 3 for $1.00
Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders – $1.97/lb.
Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips – $0.99
Rice Select Royal Blend – $2.99
Vida Tea Sparkling Green Tea – $0.75
Lifeway Lowfat and Fat-Free Kefir – $1.00
Classic Baguettes – $0.99
Wednesday, November 4 ONLY is Double Ad Day, meaning you can get last week’s deals and this week’s deals on the same day. Since I didn’t do match ups, here is a quick list of the best produce deals I see:
Gala Apples – $0.49/lb.
The rest of the ad didn’t wow me. You can check out the entire ad here.
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