Food: Find the deals with the Mobile Chef

Special abound at Summit County grocery stores this week

With steak on sale at City Market, try the Mobile Chef's delicious coffee-rub recipe.

By Tom Castrigno

The stores are full of items on sale for great prices this week. From basics to dinner items and a few special treats for Valentines Day, there is a lot to choose from. Let’s get to it.

First on the list are Red Bird chicken breasts, buy one, get one free at City Market. I stock up when this sale comes around and freeze them. They are great stuffed.  Next is T-Bone Steak for only $6.99. Great grilled or with a coffee rub. Wild caught  sockeye salmon is on sale for $7.99.

Over in the produce section, asparagus is just $1.99 per pound. You’ll find Pink Lady apples in a three-pound bag for $2.99. For a great start to the morning pick up Texas Rio Star grapefruit at $.99 per pound. Organic yellow onions are $2.99 for a three-pound bag.

Other fun picks include 32 oz. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for $2.00. City Market Salsa in the deli case is buy one, get one free (remember, City Market will sell one for half price if you tell the cashier). And store-brand cottage cheese on sale $2.33 for the 24 oz. size.

Safeway starts your day with Chobani Greek yogurt in the 6 oz size for $1 each. Florida’s Natural orange juice on sale at $3.00 for the 64 oz size. Starbuck’s new Blonde coffee is $6.99 for 12 oz. and Johnsonville breakfast sausage  is also buy one, get one free.

Drop by Natural Grocers to stock up on Organic Valley 8 oz cheese blocks only $3.49 each. Organic Prairie grass fed beef is $4.99 per pound. Spectrum Naturals organic extra virgin olive oil is only $9.99 for a 25 oz bottle. Heads up, Synergy Kombucha fans, 16 oz. bottles are on sale for only $1.99, the lowest it gets.

Now for the special treats for Valentine’s Day. My personal favorites, Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate, are just $1.69 for a 3.2 oz bar and Panda Licorice Chews are $1.99 each at Natural Grocers.

Over at Safeway find Lindt Truffles for $4.49 in the 7 oz bag. This Friday only, 8 inch Artisan Boston Cream Cakes are on sale for just $5.00 each. Happy shopping!

Tom Castrigno lives in Frisco, CO where he is known as The Mobile Chef. Learn some of his secrets for healthy eating and find great recipes on his blog at  You are invited to leave your questions or share your thoughts in the comment box below.


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