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Sharing the best prices on groceries and other stuff in the Sacramento region.

October 26, 2010
Trick or Treat...we're shopping healthy this week

We all know that this time of year, ghouls just want to have fun. But before they get all jiggly and go running for the door, we need to feed the little mosters some healthy food. So this week, just to be different, we are focusing on healthy foods you can buy for your family. On Thursday, we will come back with some recipes to match. Here's what we like this week:

We're starting at Raley's this week where they have red or golden delicious apples for 47-cents a pound; fresh red raspberries 2/$3 and limes 10/$1. Cucumbers are 2/$1; broccoli is 77-cents a pound; large artichokes are 77-cents each and radishes/green onion or cilantro are just 2/$1.

Raley's all-natural pasta sauce is $1.88 a jar; dry pasta is 98-cents. Chicken thighs, drumsticks or leg quarters are 74-cents a pound and tri tip roast is $2.67lb. Raley's is also introducing "Raley's To Go" meals. They vary in size from "family" at $10 to singel serve entrees at $5. When you buy 4, you get the 5th one free. You can choose from spaghetti and meatballs to chicken verde enchiladas and Asian pasta.

A loaf of R Everyday bread is $1.28; a case of Arrowhead water is $3.50 and a bag of Sun Chips is $2.99. Michelina's budget gourmet entrees are 79-cents each; a container of cut fruit is $3 and a 6-pack of Raley's Raisins is $1.68. For a great appetizer, hit the deli for BOGO Volpi Rotola - mozarella and prosciutto roll -  that's great on crackers.

Heading to Safeway and reminding ourselves that we are eating healthy this week. How about the Mix & Match meat sale. Cross rib roast, lean ground beef, chicken leg quarters or pork shouulder country style ribs. Also, Mahi Mahi fillets for $4.99lb.

In produce, broccoli is 67-cents a pound; red delicious apples are 57-cents a pound and grapes are 99-cents a pound. A 3.5lb. Eating Right veggie tray is $9.99.

Let's head to coupon country where Edward Scissorhands likes the Safeway applejuice for 97 cents; string cheese for $2.49; a half-gallon on milk for $1.50 and Kellogg's frosted mini-wheats for $1.99. Safeway peanut butter is $1.29 and Duracell batteries are $2 off.

In the deli, Signature Cafe salads are $3.99 and Pot Roast soup is $3.99.

A case of refreshe water is $3.29 and a 12-pack of Lipton tea is $4.99. Minute Maid drinks are 99-cents for the 64-oz. size. It's time to start stocking up on sparkling apple cider and the Safeway variety is 2/$4.

Save Mart makes it easy to shop healthy with red seedless grapes at 77-cents a pound; Roma tomatoes for 29-cents a pound and boneless petite sirloin roast for $1.99lb. In produce, Hass avocados are 89-cents each and a 3lb. bag of Fuji or Gala apples is $2.99. Broccoli is 97-cents a pound; bell pepper is 69-cents each and green onions, radishes or cilantro are 50 cents a bound. The large veggie tray at Save Mart is $8.99.

Boneless skinless chicken breasts in the Max Pak are $1.99lb.

Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is 2/$4; 7-UP is 99-cents a jug and a case of Arrowhead is $3.33. Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.99 a loaf and San Luis sourdough is $2.99 a loaf. Michelina's lean gourmet entrees are 88-cents each and La Mexicana peach mango salsa is BOGO.

Clip-worthy coupons include Quaker chewy granola bars for $1.99; Sunny Select apple juice for 99-cents and Sunny Select pasta 2/$1.

Henry's has a 72-hour (Friday-Sunday) sale this week. Avocados are 2/$1 and boneless skinless chicken thighs are $1.49lb. Roma tomatoes are 88-cents a pound and Monterey Jack cheese is $2.49lb.

In produce, red seedless grapes are 88-cents a pound; pineapples are 88-cents each and oranges are 3lbs for $1. Cantaloupes and cucumbers are 3lbs for $1.

Come back on Thursday for healthy recipes from the Shop Cheap Kitchen.



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About Shop Cheap

Pam Dinsmore is The Bee's Community Affairs Director. When she's not working, she's shopping. The goal of this blog is to help you save time and money at the grocery store. She's pretty good at it but she can't do it alone. That's where you come in, sharing your tips and secret methods for saving money. You can either respond to the blog or email her at

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