This post is sponsored by the NFRA. All comments and opinions are my own
Have you taken the opportunity to fill your cart with all the fantastic deals as par of the Cool Foods For Families promo?
The deals started last weekend and I was able to pick up a bunch of different items when I shopped this week. I got cheese, butter, frozen meals, ice cream, frozen fruit and even grabbed a snack bar that I ate on the way home–tee tee!
BUT–the sale still has another week so you know I’ll be headed back before it ends to grab even more goodies. I love to keep my freezer and fridge stocked so that I have what I need for meals and snacks. AND being able to get the items at a discount is definitely a good thing in my world.
That means we get the opportunity to get some fantastic deals on a variety of delicious foods in the refrigerated and frozen aisles at Publix!
Here’s the list of deals and coupons in case you want to add to your shopping list too!
Ripple Dairy-Free Milk, 48 oz
-$1/1 Ripple Dairy-Free Milk, 48 oz Extra Savings Flyer In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 10/10 to 10/23)
-$1/1 Ripple, 10/04/20 RMN (exp 11/30/20) [48 oz].
Food For Life Products
-$1/2 Food For Life Products Extra Savings Flyer In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 10/10 to 10/23)
Sargento Sliced Cheese, 6.84 to 8 oz
-$1/2 Sargento Sliced Cheese, 6.84 to 8 oz Extra Savings Flyer In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 10/10 to 10/23)
Cappello’s Almond Flour Pasta, Frozen, 8 to 9 oz, $7.99
–$2/1 Cappello’s Pasta (Ibotta Deposit)
Boomerang’s Pies, Frozen, 6 to 8 oz, 2/$6
Blake’s All Natural Meals, Frozen, 8 oz, 2/$6
Skyline Chili, Frozen, 13 to 13.25 oz, $3.89
Deep Indian Kitchen, 9 to 10 oz, $3.99
The Cheesecake Factory At Home Grand Cheesecake Selection, Frozen, 35 oz, $17.99
Tillamook Ice Cream Sandwiches, 4 pk, $3.49
Fage Yogurt, 5.3 to 7 oz, 10/$10
–$0.65/1 Fage Yogurt Ibotta Deposit
Challenge Butter, 1 lb, $3.99
–$0.50/1 Challenge Butter
Egg Beaters, 15 to 16 oz, $2.29
Earth Balance Spread, 10 to 16 oz, 2/$7
Smart Balance Buttery Spread or Spray, 7.5 to 15 oz, $2.69
Bays English Muffins, 6 ct, 2/$5
Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread, 18 oz, Buns, 12 oz, or Bagels, 14 oz, Frozen, $4.99
–$1/1 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Product
–$2/1 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Product (when you share on social media)
–$3/2 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Stay-Fresh Burger Buns
BeBold Energy Bar, Refrigerated, 2 oz, 2/$4
Dole Boosted Blends, 32 oz, $8.99
Brazi Bites Brazilian Cheese Bread or Empanadas, Frozen, 10 to 11.5 oz, $3.99
–$1/1 Brazi Bites Cheese Bread (Ibotta Deposit)
Whether you’re looking for vegan, ethnic, gluten-free, organic or antibiotic-free meat…the frozen food aisle has it all. Today’s frozen foods are created and tested by chefs and nutritionists using on trend ingredients and flavors. You can find foods and flavors to suit everyone!
Remember, frozen foods last much longer than their fresh counterparts. Use just what you need and put the rest back in the freezer for next time. You know what that means… less waste and more savings—that’s got to make you happy.
- Many frozen foods are perfectly-portioned so there’s no waste.
- You are paying for 100% edible food – no stalks, seeds or rinds.
- Frozen foods are consistently priced year-round
How about a list of tips to help you get the most out of those tasty frozen & refrigerated foods you love. For the best food quality and safety measures, use the following tips when shopping, storing, thawing and cooking frozen and refrigerated foods.
- Make the frozen food and dairy departments your last stop in the supermarket.
- Select frozen food packages that are clean and firm. Discolored packages and large amounts of frost may mean that the package has not been kept at the appropriate temperature during storage.
- When bagging groceries, pack all frozen food and refrigerated food together to help maintain their cold temperature.
REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER STORAGE TIPS
- Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F and the freezer at 0° F. Use a refrigerator/freezer thermometer to make sure the proper temperature is maintained.
- Put a purchase date on all frozen food products, then rotate foods, putting newly purchased items in the back of the freezer. Use products on a “first in, first out” basis.
- Don’t over-fill the freezer. The freezer should be about 3/4 full, leaving room for air to circulate around food.
- The best way to minimize freezer burn is to avoid temperature fluctuations within your freezer (e.g. make sure the door is kept closed and freezer is about 3/4 full.) In addition, ensure products are wrapped well, in air-tight packaging.
- Try to not open the freezer or refrigerated unless it’s necessary. When you do, don’t linger with the door open.
- Most frozen foods are intended to be cooked directly from the frozen state. They are not meant to be stored in the refrigerator before cooking or eating.
- Do not refreeze thawed frozen foods for safety and quality reasons.
- Never defrost food at room temperature. Only thaw food in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave.
- Food thawed in cold water or in the microwave should be cooked immediately.
- You should not eat frozen foods before following cooking instructions on the package.
- Be sure to follow the package cooking instructions for optimal food safety and quality.
- Use a food thermometer which measures the internal temperature of cooked meat, poultry and egg dishes, to make sure that the food is cooked to a safe internal temperature. See Safe Internal Temperatures PDF
- If your microwave’s wattage is lower than the wattage on the label’s instructions, it will take longer to cook the food to a safe internal temperature.