• $50 Menu Plan Help: West Fargo, North Dakota

    This weeks $50 Menu plan help is for Fargo, North Dakota. Here is the original message we received requesting assistance in this particular area:

    SapphireMama: "i am in West Fargo nd 58078 i've been trying to do menu planning for a bit now and could use some advice theres a super target a hornbachers, sunmart , cashwise, and a walmart ( that i NEVER go to o.o ) i have some pretty picky eater in my house one only like poultry and the other seafood and pork. i mainly eat fruits and veges
    i know i can get our food cost low with planning and timing even if i only have half a pantry any advice and help would be AMAZING btw Love the book"

    SapphireMama shared that her preferred grocery stores are Hornbackers, Sunmart and Cashwise. While she Wal-mart nearby, she clearly has an aversion to going there!

    Having read our eBook, SapphireMama knows we're going to send her to Sam's Club to get her meat, particularly chicken- which can be purchased for around $1.60 per pound following the guidelines in our ebook.

    Sam's Club:
    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast w/ Rib Meat 6#s $10.98 (link)
    Members Mark Boneless Skinless Chicken
    Breast $1.77 (link)
    Roasted Tomato Cilantro Marinated Pork $2.41 pound
    Pork Boston Butt $1.58 Pound (link)
    Whole Boneless Pork Loin $2.48# (These generally run 8-10lbs), but are great for slicing as roasts, chops, etc
    2 #'s Garden Salad Mix $1.97
    2 Heads Iceburg Lettuce $2.39
    Russet Potatoes 10#'s $2.98
    Taylor Farms Coleslaw (2#'s) $1.98

    Hornbachers Ad Highlights: Weekly Ad -

    Creamette Pasta .78 Box
    Blueberries $1.98
    Strawberries $1.98
    Boneless Pork Ribs $2.68
    Whole Pork Ribs $ 2.18
    Imitation Crab Meat $2/3
    Birds Eye Frozen Veggies $2/3
    Cream Cheese $1.68
    sour cream $1.68

    Sunmart Ad Highlights - Weekly Ad
    Lean Ground Beef $2.49 pound
    Boneless Pork Chops 10 chops/$10
    Peaches 2#/$3
    Cheese 2/$3
    Sour Cream .99
    Sliced Cheese $2.39
    Romain Hearts (3 per pkg) 2.99
    Bell Peppers 3/$2

    Buy 3 Boxes of Kelloggs Cereal for $9.99 - you
    get 2 more boxes & 1/2 gallon of OJ Free- so 5 boxes of cereal & orange juice for $10 (You Do need the store flyer coupon on pg 4 for this one)

    Cash Wise Foods- Weekly Ad
    Free Bag of Carrots (Using their Flyer Coupon)
    Fresh Peaches .88#
    Radishes .58
    Artichokes .98 each
    Red Peppers $1 ea
    Diced Tomatoes (B1G1F) .70

    This one is a little tricky because their flyer promotes a lot of B1G1 deals- however, without having visited the store, we cannot see whether the prices are decent to begin with!

    Walmart- Sorry! We tried to avoid including it, but due to the limitations of store flyer listings, we had to include a few basics from here

    Milk $3.18
    Frozen Veggies .96 bag
    Celery $1.29
    Cucumbers 2/$1
    Banana's .50#
    eggs .99

    If you purchase the majority of your meat for the month during one week's shopping trip, you have alot
    more money to play with during the remaining weeks for fresh fruits and veggies that are in season.

    Breakfast Ideas:
    Cereal (based on the store deal listed above)
    Peaches & Cream Oatmeal
    Quickie Pancakes (maybe with blueberries or peaches/cinnamon)
    Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits (made with berries) or peaches
    Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
    Blueberry Ginger Smoothies

    Lunch & Dinner Ideas:

    Louisiana Style Cajun Pork Roast, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Salad (use leftovers next day in wraps or in cajun BBQ pulled pork Sandwiches)
    Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza
    Crab Leg Sandwiches (using the imitation seafood legs)
    Italian Chicken Saute (over egg noodles), garlic parmesan Swirl Biscuits
    Honey Dijon Marinated Chicken, steamed veggie, salad
    Cowboy Pork Chops over Rice, spinach (from frozen veggies)
    Grilled Pesto Chicken Kebabs (again save the leftovers for Wraps with lettuce & Tomato the next day)
    Broccoli Garlic Penne (using frozen Broccoli)

    For the Cajun roast use a nice large chunk of Pork butt - at only $1.58
    per pound, this will make nice roasts & pulled pork sandwiches!

    Snacks & Desserts- if you took advantage of those free carrots using the store coupon, you could make Carrot Cake or alter the recipe slightly and make carrot cake muffins.
    Peach Cream Pie

    Noteable Mentions- Other resources that may help your grocery budget & provide your family with fresh, healthy food choices:

    • Fargo Produce Exchange- do you grow your own goods? Did you know that you can trade your goodies for other edibles without any money exchanging hands? This includes foods, furniture, hand crafted items, etc. Link
    • Going Local North Dakota- another group dedicated to keeping money local, growing more produce and consuming products created in North Dakota. Link
    • Prairie Roots Food Co-Op - although co-ops generally have a membership fee, they have amazing benefits of inexpensive grains, fresh produce and great spices/seasonings! FB Link ~ Site Link

    Farmers Markets:

    • A Plus Produce - lots of veggies (most often at West Fargo Farmers Market) Location: 16918 50th St SE
    • Kindred, ND 58051
    • Ancient Roots Organic Garden- fruits, veggies, herbs- FB Pg Location: 4555 Oakport St. N. Moorhead, MN 56560
    • Community Farmers Market - Location Fargo, ND, MN 56547
    • Hildebrants FM Farmers Market- Location 349 East Main Ave West Fargo, ND 58078
    • FM Farmers Market
    • Lee & Noreen Thomas Farm- veggies, lamb, beef, pork, home baked goods, locally grown goods (U-Pick Farm) Location: 12506 20th StN Moorhead, MN 56560
    • New Festival Market - herbicide free/organic foods
      Location: Dike East, 4th Street South Fargo, ND 58104
    • Red Barn & Berry Farm - U-Pick Berry Farm location 16305 57TH Street SE Kindred, ND 58051
    • Yellow Bird/ Larsen Farm - local organic food

    Other Potential Deal Stores:

    Discount Market -2305 Main Ave, #B, Fargo, ND 58103 This particular market shows up as a discount grocery store. Having never visited it personally, we cant be sure of any decent deals here, but it may be worth checking into!

    Cheep Foods - 2105 Main Ave, Fargo, ND

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      sapphiremama -
      Wow thanks SO much for some reason i always forget about our sams club ill have to make sure to check there flyer to from now on! the recipes sound so so very good thanks so much for you help
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