Saturday, August 14, 2010

Born Free Twist N'Pop Straw Cup Giveaway


My friends over at Born Free have offered a great little giveaway for back to school! They are giving away a few of their BornFree® Twist N'Pop Straw Drinking Cups to three lucky My Atlanta Mommy readers!

This cup features a hygenic pop-up straw mechanism for comfortable mess free drinking. 14oz body interchangeable with BornFree® bottles and cups, and made from BPA free plastic. For more information on Born Free products, visit http://www.newbornfree.com/.
To enter this giveaway:

First, share a tip on how you got your little one from bottle to sippy cup or sippy cup to straw. Do this by posting a comment at the bottom of this post. Don't forget to type your first name and last initial or your initals in the comment so I can give you credit in any future posts I do with your helpful tips :-)

Next, fill out the form below with your name, email address and check the boxes for additional entries

Additional Entries:

*Subscribe to My Atlanta Mommy
*Become a Friend of My Atlanta Mommy on facebook
*Follow me on Twitter
*Share on Facebook
*Tweet this (can do this once per day-just come back and tell me) RT @myatlantamommy I just entered to win a BPA-Free Plastic Born Free Twist N'Pop Straw Cup
Good Luck!


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Save over $100.00 on the Kichler World Views Chestnut Finish Charger Plate with Stand



Today only - get this Kichler World Views Chestnut Finish Charger Plate with Stand 78070 for only $9.99 (normally $124.99)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Finely textured pattern, this handsome Charger with complementary stand provides considerable style to any room. Featuring our original Warm Chestnut finish with antique silver cross accent.

Features:

20.5" tall with stand
18" diameter plate
Chestnut Finish with Antique Silver
Packaging: Mail order box with upc and picture label

What a great accent piece for any room. Don't forget that this would also make a great gift! Visit the Graveyard Mall and get your Kichler World Views Chestnut Finish Charger Plate with Stand 78070 now since this deal is only good for today!

Thanks My Chicago Mommy!

Check out Graveyard Mall to find savings of up to 90% off retail everyday at GraveyardMall.com on Videos, CD's, Housewares, Toys, Tools and much more.


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Grab a Sony PSP-3000 Core Pack System for only $89.99!


Today Cowboom, a Bestbuy Company, has this Sony PSP-3000 Core Pack System - Piano Black for only $89.99. At this price, it won't last long!

Product Features:
Play games, watch videos, listen to music, view photos and more
4.3" TFT-LCD widescreen with 480 x 272 resolution and 16.7 million colors provides sharp pictures and high-quality images
Read-only UMD drive makes it easy to play thrilling games or watch favorite movies
Video-out connector lets you play games or view movies on your television (cables not included)
Enjoy wireless communications in infrastructure mode and connect up to 16 consoles in ad hoc mode
Interact with friends using the new built-in microphone
USB 2.0 connector offers convenient connectivity Memory Stick Pro Duo slot makes it easy to add extra memory or enjoy other saved media

Click here to get yours!

While you are there, check out their CowBoom Back to School Sale! Laptops from $299!

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Etch-A-Sketch: On the Go Entertainment!

2010 is the 50th anniversary of the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy! Founded in 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch is just as popular now as it was half a century ago, and the Ohio Art Company has sold more than 150 million units to date.

A few weeks back I was sent an etch-a-sketch to review. Honestly, my boys and I haven't played with an etch-a-sketch in years. I forgot how much fun they are. It is complete entertainment on the go. Here are a few things we have to say about the etch-a-sketch:

Greg (10): Cool, fun! very entertaining.

Matt (12): Really fun, though he would prefer a diagnol button - to which his 16 yo brother responded, "that would take all of the skill out of etch-a-sketch"

Nick (16): Surprisingly entertaining, awesomerrific!

Mom (46): wow, i forgot how fun it is to write random messages with an etch-a-sketch!

In a house full of television, video games, and computers I LOVE to see my sons go for the spirograph set, legos, and the etch-a-sketch. It is simple, quiet entertainment. We sit and chat about our day, share our ideas, and connect in a calm, creative way.

For around $9.99 you have artistic, on-the-go funness!! You can find your etch-a-sketch just about anywhere. Visit Amazon.com to find the one pictured here in the classic 1960's box, as well as the other versions of the glow sketch, ($14.99) a glow in the dark etch-a-sketch.

Have fun :-)

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Back to School: Staples Deals


Here is the weeks Staples Back to School Deals!
Penny Deals 8/15-8/18
.01 Notebook (Limit 6) minimum purchase $5in store
.01 Staples Copy Paper Ream (Limit 2) After Rebate

$.50 Deals Limit 2
Mini Comp Book
Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener
Westcott plastic Ruler
Staples 1 Hole Punch
Staples Glue Stick 4 pk
Staples 100 ct Push Pins Clear
Slider Pencil Case
Pentel Hi Polymer White Handheld Erasers

$1.00 Deals Limit 2
Pentel RSVP Ballpoint Pens 5 pk.
Quartet Enduraglide Fine Asst 4+1
Staple 3 Hole Binder Punch
Westcott 6" Scissors
Staples Small Binderclips
Assorted Really useful boxes
Ticonderoga Red Check Pencils
Sharpie Marker Fine 5 pk
Staples Poly Zippered Envelope
Staples Pocket exp file
Mini Legal PAd 3x6 3 pk

$3 Deals
Staples Photo Mailer
22x28 Posterboard
3 Tab Folder Letter Man 24
Bic Reaction RT Gel 3 pk
Staples Vinyl Paper Clips 1000
Scotch Magic Tape
64 ct Crayola
3D Book Sox

$5 Deals
$5 After EZ Staples Bright Reams
Staples Expanding File Solid Asst
12x12 Natural Cork Tiles 4 pk
11x17 Dry Erase Asst
Bic Briteliner + Grip 8 pk
Heavyweight Sheet Protectors
Compact Stand Up Stapler
Really Useful Box Asst
Buckle Up Box


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FREE Post-It Durable Tabs and Labels



Head on over to get your FREE Post-It Durable Tabs and Labels! All you need to do is fill out your info and answer a few questions and they will send them to you in a few weeks!

Thanks, MyMilwaukeeMommy.com!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Dollar General Coupon: $5.00 off of $25.00

Attention Dollar General shoppers! Go to their Facebook page to get a HOT $5 off of $25 coupon! Just make sure and like them! The coupon is valid for this weekend only! Might make for some great back to school saving!

Don't forget - Dollar General now takes internet printable coupons.

And make sure sign up for Savings Zone emails for coupons, specials/promotions, sweepstakes and more from Dollar General.

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Shopping Coupons for this Weekend :-)


If you are heading to the mall or stores this weekend, check out these printable In-Store Coupons to save some extra cash. Your Retail Helper has put together a HUGE list of coupons for you, here are their top seven, visit Your Retail Helper for the full list.

Your Retail Helper's Top Seven:

Borders - 33% off one item Exp 8/16
Gap - 25% off entire purchase 8/14 - 8/22
Lane Bryant - $15 off $50 8/16
Nine West - $10 off $50 Exp 8/16
Office Depot - $10 off $50
/ $15 off $75 / $20 off $100 / $25 off $125 Exp 8/16
Old Navy - $5 off $25 Exp 8/31
Yankee Candle - $10 off $25 Exp 8/21


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Back to School: Orange Onion Deal of the Day




Orange Onions has this Super Hanger Closet System Closet Space Saver for only $9.99 (normally $15.99 - 37% off).

Expands closet space instantly! New space saving solution increases closet space dramatically. Also great for belts, ties and pocketbooks. Keeps clothes organized.

Hang from one hook and get twice the space! Clothes stay wrinkle free and easier to select. Hold more wrinkle free!

Super Hangers is the smart new closet system for:

* Clothes
* Coat closets
* Seasonal items
* Purses and bags
* Belts and ties
* Ideal for dorms, apartments, small spaces

Set includes:

* 8 Hanger tracks
* 16 Hanger hooks

I have used these and they really do save a lot of closet space. This is perfect if you are going through and cleaning out your closet to get it more organized or if you are preparing your child's closet before school starts. You can even use it to group clothes together for outfits! Think how much time that will save you in the mornings!

BONUS: Use the coupon code SCHOOL to get $5 off your purchase of $50 or more, $10 off your purchase of $80 or more, or $15 off your purchase of $100 or more.

This deal ends today, so you'll want to act fast if you want one for this great price!

Thanks My Chicago Mommy!

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Big Lots Teacher Appreciation Day: Saturday, August 14th

Big Lot's is having a Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow, Saturday August 14th where you can get 10% off your total purchase! Must show a valid id!

thanks My DFW Mommy!

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Save up to 60% off at the Crate & Barrel End of Summer Sale

Crate & Barrel is having a fantastic End of Summer sale going on right now. Lots of mark downs, saving you up to 60% off on some super cool stuff!

Their other lines CB2 and The Land of Nod are also having some great sales, check them out.

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Facebook: Weekly Coupons for Regal Theaters!


Make sure and follow Regal Theaters on Facebook so you can get weekly coupons! Tonight, August 13th you can use this $1 off Raisinets coupon! So go Like them on Facebook!

thanks My DFW Mommy!

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FREE Fruista Freeze and other yummy coupons from Coupons.com


Coupons.com has added a few coupons today that are worth mentioning!

My son's fave is a coupon for a FREE Fruista Freeze at Taco Bell wyb any product (which for them is never a problem when it comes to Taco Bell LOL!

Some other good ones are:

Bic Stationary Pens save $1.00/2
Luster 1 Hour White save $5.00
JointFlex Pain Relieving Cream save $2.00
Luster White 7 Toothpaste save $1.50
Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Dog Food save $4.00
Yogi Granola Snack Crisps save $1.00
Lawry's 8oz or 16oz Seasoned Salt, 6oz or 11oz Garlic Salt or any size Garlic Powder save $0.50

**Be sure to also print the Huggies & Glade coupons that are currently available they are disappearing FAST!

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Limeaids for Learning: a great pay it forward for your school!

sonic

SONIC® and DonorsChoose.org have joined forces again to support public school classrooms with their Limeaids for Learning campaign. Last year, SONIC donated more than $600,000. By October, SONIC customers, friends and fans will have directed more than $1 million dollars to support teachers in local communities across the country.

Limeades For Learning encourages consumers to make a difference in their local communities by voting for the public school teacher projects they want SONIC to fund.

From August 30 through September 30, anyone can visit LimeadesForLearning.com to vote for their favorite classroom project. SONIC will fund approximately $100,000 worth of projects every Friday during the five-week campaign – those with the most votes will be funded first! .

Attention Teachers: You must register to be a SONIC teacher and submit a request for $400 or less in materials in order to qualify for this funding. See here for full details.

Find your favorite public school teacher's classroom project. It could be a teacher in your community or just a project that really speaks to you. Voting begins August 30th. You can vote once daily, so come back again and again.

Here's how it works - Participation is so easy!

•Go online to LimeadesForLearning.com to search for your favorite public school teacher's project.
•Cast your vote.
•Repeat the process once a day to help your favorite teacher's project get enough votes to be funded!

Spread the word . . . :-)

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Old Navy's "It's our Better-Than-Tax-Free Day" Sale

Old Navy is having an
this Saturday (August 14th)
Take 10% off your entire purchase on
8/14 when you bring in your coupon.



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Free Filet Mignon! yummm!


For those of you who are not aware, today is Filet Mignon Day! And carnivores everywhere can rejoice with the possibility of winning a free filet mignon!!

Chef’s Requested is giving every 5th person that registers on their sign up tab a coupon for FREE Filet Mignon by mail until 2,010 coupons are gone.

They also have an ongoing contest happening where their 2,000th Facebook fan will get a case of steaks sent to them on dry ice and so will the person that referred them.

thanks STL Mommy!


and even if you don't win, you can still sign up for their newsletter and get great coupons like $3.00 off any Chef's Requested product, plus a few more $1.00 offs over products to keep the frugal carnivore in you happy :-)


Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

$2.00 off Huggies Little Snugglers

.Head over to Coupons.com for a new $2.00/1 Huggies Little Snugglers coupon! Use this with this week's CVS deal:

Huggies Deal: (Limit 1)
Spend $10, get $3 ECB
(2) Diapers @ $9 = $18
Printable Coupon save $2.00/1
Plus get $3 ECB

thanks MyBatonRougeMommy!

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New Target Printables - Don't miss out on these savings!


Target.com released a ton of new Target printable coupons that are awesome! Here is a list of the newest ones, including some available for Merona clothing! Run..don’t walk…to your printer and print these out. Who knows how long they will be there…click HERE to print!

Apparel
Merona Women’s Apparel Item – $2.00 off
Merona Footwear – $3.00 off
Merona Men’s Top – $3.00 off
Women’s Belt – $2.00 off
Kid’s Denim Item – $2.00 off
Women’s or Men’s Denim – $3.00 off

Baby and Beauty
up & up™ diapers or training pants, 60-ct. or larger – $1.50 off
Neutrogena Clinical wrinkle treatment kit – $3.00 off
up & up™ hair care item – $.50 off
up & up™ hand/body lotion when you buy up & up™ household cleaning item – $.50 off

Groceries
10-ct. Kudos granola bars – $.75 off
FREE Giada De Laurentiis for Target® ground coffee with purchase of three Giada De Laurentiis for Target® items
Market Pantry® or Archer Farms® Deli item – $.50 off
Sutton & Dodge® steakhouse-quality choice Angus beef – $1.00 off
Archer Farms® Take & Bake pizza – $1.00 off
Produce item – $1.00 off
Purchase of two 64-oz. Market Pantry® juices – $1.00 off
Market Pantry® frozen seafood item – $1.00 off
FREE Market Pantry® frozen vegetable item with purchase of Market Pantry® frozen chicken item
48-oz. Market Pantry® ice cream – $1.00 off
20- or 24-oz. Market Pantry® bread – $.50 off
24-pk. Market Pantry® bottled water –$.50 off
Purchase of two Archer Farms® Simply Balanced items – $1.00 off
Purchase of two Archer Farms® nuts or trail mix – $1.00 off
9- or 12-inch Archer Farms® frozen pizza – $1.00 off
12-oz. Archer Farms® bagged coffee – $1.00 off
Purchase of three 8-oz. or larger Archer Farms® chips – $1.00 off
Archer Farms® or Market Pantry® bakery purchase – $1.00 off

Personal Care
up & up™ feminine care item – $.75 off
up & up™ eye care item – $.50 off
up & up™ vitamins – $.75 off
Multipack up & up™ disposable razors – $.50 off

Home
Target Home™ shower curtain liner – $1.00 off
Bed pillow – $1.00 off
Target Home™ bath furniture item – $10 off
Room Essentials® bath furniture item – $5.00 off
Room Essentials® dish chair – $5.00 off

Household
up & up™ cotton beauty item with purchase of 2-pk. or larger up & up™ paper towels – $.50 off up & up™ trash bags with purchase of up & up™ cleaning item – $.50 off
Purchase of two up & up™ disposable tabletop items – $.50 off
up & up™ cleaning item with purchase of up & up™ dish soap or dishwasher detergent – $.50 off
up & up™ laundry detergent – $1.00 off
up & up™ air freshener – $.50 off
up & up™ mouthwash with purchase of up & up™ bath tissue – $.50 off

Click HERE to print any of these awesome deals…DON’T DELAY!!!

thanks SaveAtHomeMommy.com

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New Cellfire Coupons: Printables for your Kroger shopping

Cellfire coupons are available to shoppers of Kroger and Tom Thumb. Quickly Cellfire is making additions to the long list of stores that already accept their coupons.

What are Cellfire coupons? Cellfire coupons are e-coupons this means no printing, register your store savings card, pick the coupons you want to load and later use and when you make your purchase the amount is automatically deducted from your total!
Coupons are available now on Cellfire Here they are:

Kroger ONLY
Starbucks VIA® Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE package of 8-Count Colombia or 8-Count Italian Roast Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew.
Kroger and Tom Thumb
PB Toaster Strudel® Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel®
*Totinos Party Pizza Save $1
*Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE any flavor/variety Totinos® Crisp Crust Party Pizza®
*PB Refrig'd Grands! Save $.30
*Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!®
*Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40
*Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos® Rolls Snacks.
*Pillsbury® Cookie Dough Save $1
*Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough
*Old El Paso® Save $.60
*Save $0.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso® products (Excludes Old El Paso® *Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products)
*BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, (Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks
*Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars Bisquick® Save $.50*Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix
*Gardetto's Snack Mix Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos® Snack Mix
*Reeses® Puffs® Save $.55
*Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Reeses® Puffs® cereal
Cheerios® Cereal Save $.55
*Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal (the one in the yellow box)
*Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Save $.55
*Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal
*Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
*Betty Crocker® Cake Mix/Frosting Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® *Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties)
*Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
*Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie
Betty Crocker® Warm Delights Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls
*Pillsbury® Holiday Cookies Save $1
*Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
*Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Save $1
*Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Refrigerated Desserts
Granola Thins Save $.50
*Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins
*Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie Save $.75
*Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie OR Dessert Bar Mixes

If you happen to have a Safeway near you, these printables are for Safeway Only
*Best Foods/Hellman's Save $.50
*Save $0.50¢ on any ONE (1) Best Foods or Hellmann's Mayonnaise (22 oz. or larger).
*Tyson Frozen Product Save $1
*Save $1.00 on any one bag of Tyson frozen product.
*Sargento Cheese Save $.55
*Save 55¢ on any Sargento Natural Deli Style Sliced Cheese (any variety, 5 oz. or larger)
*Vlasic Products Save $1
*Save $1.00 off any two (2) Vlasic Items.
Mission Products Save $.55
*Save 55¢ when you buy any ONE (1) Mission Product.
*Lawry's Products Save $.50
*Save $.50 on any Lawry's Marinade, Seasoned Salt (8 oz. or larger) or Garlic Salt (6 oz. or larger).
*C&H or Domino Sugar Save $.75
*Save $0.75 on any Two (2) C&H or Domino Sugar products 2lbs. or larger.
*Van de Kamp's or Mrs. Paul's AND any one Birds Eye or Birds Eye C&W Vegetables Save $2
*Save $2.00 when you purchase any one Van de Kamp's or Mrs. Paul's AND any one Birds *Eye or Birds Eye C&W Vegetables.
*Bertolli Pasta Sauce Save $.50
*Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Bertolli Pasta Sauce Product.
*KC Masterpiece Save $1
*Save $1.00 on the purchase of any TWO (2) bottles of KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce or Marinade (16oz. or larger).
*Kingsford Charcoal Save $4
*Save $4.00 on the purchase of any TWO (2) bags of Kingsford Charcoal (11.1 lb. or larger).
*Glad Food Storage Bags Save $2
*Save $2.00 on the purchase of TWO (2) GLAD Food Storage Bags (30 ct., 40 ct., 50 ct.).
*RiceSelect Products Save $1 $1.00 off any 2 RiceSelect items.

thanks MyDFWMommy

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AllConnect Twitter Party: Join us tonight for lots of prizes and money saving tips!

Allconnect, a helpful and time-saving resource to help ensure you are getting the best deal on home services, is hosting a Twitter party night! I am on their Mom Advisory Board so I will be there too! I would love it if you guys would join us in talking about "What's one less thing you'd like to worry about?" As moms, I know there are a ton of things we'd like to NOT have to worry about it anymore. We all have a very long "laundry" list and anything that can help us check a few off of the list it a wonderful thing!

The tips being shared will save you lots of money, and as if that wasn't enough, there will be lots of prizes being given away as well!! We'll be giving away gift cards to Home Depot, Best Buy, and Visa Gift Cards. Plus, one lucky winner will get a a coupon for free Geek Squad Remote Service from Best Buy!

When: Wednesday, August 11th
Time: 9 PM EST
Who: @allconnect
Hashtag: #allconnect
Looking forward to tweeting with you tonight!

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Back to School: Keeping Lunches Healthy and Inexpensive

If you were watching 11Alive news this morning, then hopefully you saw the little segment featuring My Atlanta Mommy on Healthy and Inexpensive Back to School lunches.

When I found out I would be doing a segment on healthy lunch box recipes I went straight to an expert. My cousin, Leah Wolf Schmidt, is the Director of Nutrition Services for Hickman Mills C-1 District. She is an amazing and experienced mom and nutritionist. She gave me several delicious and nutritious recipes to choose from, one of which I prepared and did a cost per serving. Most of the recipes are household variations of menu choices they prepare in school. The Fruity Turkey Wraps we made for a cost of just over $2.00 and they are chocked full of vitamins and fiber. After I made them my sister and Leslie ate them up quickly. This is a recipe you can change up for some variety too, but it is yummy:

Fruited Turkey Wraps
$2.08 per serving

1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp grated orange peel
3/4 tsp curry powder
4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches) room temperature
2 cups finely shredded Chinese or Napa Cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli smoked turkey

Combine mayonnaise, orange juice, peel, and curry; spread over tortillas. Top with the cabbage, onion, oranges,cranberries, and turkey. Roll up. Makes 4.

Note: I replaced the napa cabbage with a less expensive option of shredded cabbage and I left out the dried cranberries. So, as you can see, this recipe is flexible to taste as well as cost :-)

(thanks Leah!)

Pita Pizza
$0.37 per serving

Pita Bread
1 tbls Seasoned tomato sauce
1 - 2 tbls grated mozzarella

Microwave (or bake) until cheese is melted, pack in wax paper. You can add any veggie or meat your child would like.

Add an organic apple, yogurt, and a drink to this and you still come in under $2.00 for this lunch!

One of the questions asked was "How do I keep my school lunch cost down?", and it is pretty simple really. There are a few things which help to do this:

Watch for sales, use coupons, and stock up:

My Atlanta Mommy, as well as all of the City Mommy Network go through the weekly ads for every store and add coupon match-ups to the sale ad for maximum savings. If you don't find the store you need here, check out Becentsable - you will find every store for each state listed.

Letting your child be part of the process.

By doing this, you are assured (kinda lol) your child will eat his/her lunch. If your child wants the same thing everyday, okay. It takes something like 10 - 12 times of trying a new food for your child to decide whether or not they like it - lunch time is too short and too important to be trying anything new.

Having the kids shop with you helps a great deal as well. They have a say in what is going in their lunches and they are learning some budgeting and shopping skills too boot! :-)

Proper portion size.

When the guys were little and I was new to making lunches, I would send them off to school with a full size sandwich, add bag of chips or baby carrots, a piece of fruit, and a drink. They would bring home probably half of that. I was making the mistake of packing their lunch for a much bigger size person. On About.com I found an easy little tip to help with portion control - Fill a mini muffin tin with small amounts of food, wrap with foil, and pack into their lunch.

Also, keep in mind when making your child's lunch that lunchtime at school lasts all about 15 to 20 minutes, and if you have joined your child for lunchtime you know how quickly those minutes go by. If they have to spend a lot of time opening packaging up at lunch that will take a big bite out of their valuable eating time.

More to come!

Keep an eye out for lots more recipes for lunch boxes here at My Atlanta Mommy!

Watch for Back to School Lunch Box ideas and coupon match-ups to store ads weekly from My Atlanta Mommy and the My City Mommy Network. We do all the searching and matching for you, saving you both time and money. Many of the coupons are printable so if you are not one to cut coupons, no worries. Whole Foods has the Whole Deal with store coupons. The August/September issue has $45.00 worth of healthy savings for you!

big thanks to Whole Foods, Tom, and Leslie for all of their help. and big thanks to Leah and Steve too!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Healthy and Inexpensive Lunch Box Ideas


This morning I was down at the Whole Foods on Ponce doing a shoot for a segment for 11Alive on healthy and inexpensive lunch box recipes for back to school. This morning we made easy Pita Pizzas for just $0.37 per serving and a delicious Fruited Turkey Wrap for just pennies over $2.00.

To see these recipes we made and a few tips on doing healthy lunches inexpensively, tune into Valerie Hoff on 11Alive news at 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Tomorrow morning I will have the recipes posted for you along with more tips on ways to save time and money on healthy school lunches. For other ways to save on back to school goodies, see here.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Aldi: Produce Picks for 8/8


This week's produce picks:

Sweet Corn .99 cents per 4pk
Cantaloupe .89 cents each
Pineapple $1.49 each
Red Grapes .75 per lb

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Eco-Friendly Back to School bargains


The amazing people over at Your Green Helper have put together a whole series of deals to help send off the kidlets back to school the eco-friendly way! Here are links to all of the fabulous back to school deals and giveaways they have found:

Giveaways
Eco-friendly Kids Thermos Water Bottle and Food Jar
Princess and Star Wars Lunch Boxes

Deals
Save 15% on ECOBAGS
Save 25% on Funky Monkey Snacks
Save 30% on Annie's Products
Save 25% on Nature's Path and EnviroKidz


To see the Reviews and Recommendations, visit here!

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Organic Coupon Round-Up for August 9th

The folks over at Your Green Helper put together an amazing list of printable coupons for organics each week. Here are just a few, for the full list, please visit Your Green Helper!

Top Coupon Deals:

$1.00/1 ½ Gallon 8th Continent Soymilk (redeemable only at Walmart)
$1.00/2 Libby’s Fruit (Look for the Organic varieties)
$1.50/2 Kashi TLC Bars
75¢/1 any Cascadian Farms Product

75¢/1 any Muir Glen Product
$3.00/1 Green Works Laundry Detergent (Target only!)
$1.00/1 any Arrowhead Mills Product
B1G1 Free 64 oz multi-serve Honest Kids

$2.00/1 Any Full Size Kiss My Face Kids Product

All You Magazine Online
$1.00/1 ½ Gallon 8th Continent Soymilk (redeemable only at Walmart)
$1.00/2 any Libby’s Fruit (Look for organic varieties)
$1.00/1 Chef’s Requested 100 Calorie Steaks
$1.50/2 Kashi TLC Bars
$1.00/1 any Peace Cereal
75¢/1 any Muir Glen Product
$1.00/1 Similasan Earache Relief Homeopathic
75¢/1 any Cascadian Farms Product
$1.00/1 any Good Earth Restaurants Favorites Dinner Kit
$1.00/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener
$1.00/2 any Litehouse Products
$1.00/3 Larabar Jocalat Bars

Coupons.com
$1.00/1 ½ Gallon 8th Continent Soymilk (redeemable only at Walmart)
$1.00/2 Libby’s Fruit (Look for the Organic varieties)
$1.50/2 Kashi TLC Bars
75¢/1 any Cascadian Farms Product
75¢/1 any Muir Glen Product
$1.00/3 Larabar Jocalat Bars
$1.00/1 any Good Earth Restaurants Favorites Dinner Kit
$1.00/2 any Litehouse Products
$1.00/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener
$1.00/1 Similasan Earache Relief Homeopathic

Earth’s Best
$1.00/1 TenderCare Chlorine Free Wipes or Tub Refill
$1.00/7 Organic Baby Food
$1.00/2 Sesame Street Products
$5.00/1 Organic Infant Formula
55¢/1 Organic Infant Cereal

Earth Fare*
$1.50/1 any Earth Fare All Natural Fresh Chicken
60¢/1 any jar of 7J Ranch Garden Salsa
B3G1Free Bear Naked Granola
75¢/1 any box of Bigelow Tea
$1.00/1 any Blue Diamond Product
$1.00/1 any Cascadian Farms Granola Bars
$1.00/1 Earth Fare Bacon
$1.00/1 Earth Fare Bengel Bites Children’s Multivitamin
$1.00/1 Earth Fare Organic Fresh Chicken
$1.00/1 Earth Fare Hot Dogs
50¢/1 Kombucha Wonder Drink Beverage
$1.00/1 1 lb Larry’s Beans
$1.00/3 Liberte Yogurt
$1.00/1 any Natrol Product
$1.00/2 Nature’s Path Waffles
50¢/1 Organic Valley Eggs
50¢/1 Organic Valley Stringles
$1.00/1 Organic Valley Soy
50¢/1 Organic Valley Yogurt
$2.00/1 TheraNeem Organix Shampoo or Conditioner
$1.00/1 Rainbow Lite Children’s Gummy Supplements
75¢/1 Rudi’s Organic Wheat and Honey Wheat
55¢/1 San-J Gluten Free Cooking Sauce
75¢/1 Santa Cruz Organic 6-pack Applesauce Cups
$1.00/1 Earth Fare Whey Powder
$2.00/1 Beef when you buy 2 Snyder’s Products
75¢/1 Vaska Laundry Product
$1.00/1 Ziyad Product
75¢/1 Applegate Farms Dinner Sausage
$1.00/1 Talenti Gelato or Sorbetto
50¢/1 Garrett County Product
$1.00/1 Ascentra NutraSea
$1.00/2 Pirate Brand Snacks
$1.00/2 Wild Planet Sardines
75¢/1 Horizon Butter
50¢/1 Froose Product
$2.00/1 Pearls Products
$1.00/1 Yogi Cereal or Granola Crisps
$1.00/1 H2Organics Kids 8-pack
75¢/1 Michael Season’s Product
$1.00/1 andy Similasan Product
*Only redeemable at Earth Fare now!

Red Plum
$1.00/1 any Ball/Kerr Canning Item
$1.00/1 Nature’s Bounty Your Life Vitamins
50¢/1 J&J Whole Fruit Product

Whole Foods*
$1.00/2 Annie's Homegrown Snacks - Bunny Crackers, Bunny Grahams, Fruit Snacks or Snack Mix (minimum purchase of $1.99)
$2.00/2 Arrowhead Mills Products
$1.00/1 Jar of Blue Diamond Almond Butter
$1.00/1 any Cascadian Farm Granola Bars or Cascadian Farm Cereal
50¢/1 any CLIF C Bar
50¢/1 6 ct. or 18 ct. of CLIF Kid Products
$1.00/1 bag of Popcorn Indiana Popcorn
$5.00/1 Garden of Life Wobenzym N
$2.00/3 Garden of Eatin', Rice Dream, Soy Dream, Almond Dream, Health Valley Organic, MaraNatha nut butters and Earth's Best Products (Excludes Earth's Best Infant Products)
$1.00/2 Dream Frozen Desserts
$1.00/2 32 oz. Organic Helios Kefir Products
$1.00/1 Honest Kids Product
$2.00/3 Imagine Soups, Broths, Stocks or Gravies
$1.00/2 Kashi GOLEAN Cereals
$1.00/2 Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal or Kashi TLC Cereal Bars
$1.25/2 LARABAR or JOCALAT Bars
$1.00/2 Lifeway Products
$1.00/1 Lundberg Risotto
$1.00/1 Method product
$1.50/2 Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pastries or Granola Bars
$1.50/2 EnviroKidz Gluten Free Cereal or Crispy Rice Bar
$1.00/2 Rudi's Organic Products
75¢/1 Sambazon 10.5 oz. Organic Acai Juice
$1.00/1 Seventh Generation Disinfecting Product
$3.00/1 Spectrum Essentials Supplement (including Fish Oil, Flax Oil, Flaxseed or Fish-Free DHA)
$1.00/1 Stonyfield YoKids 6-pack cups or 8-pack Squeezers Organic Lowfat Yogurt
$1.00/2 Stonyfield YoBaby Organic Yogurt 4-pack
50¢/1 thinkThin bar or thinkThin Bites Box
$1.00/1 Half Gallon or Quart So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla, Original or Unsweetened Beverage
$1.00/2 Van's Products
$2.00/1 Kyolic, Kyo-Green, Kyo-Dophilus or Moducare Product
*Valid only at Whole Foods Stores.

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