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Sales, Menus & Recipes: Dark Colored Fruits & Vegetables

19 June 2019  

What are Phytochemicals, and why Should You Care?

Phytochemicals are produced by plants to protect themselves. They are not nutrients, but they can also act to protect human cells. Some are also known to be harmful. Many people know about Lycopene in tomatoes and flavonoids in blueberries. High concentrations of flavonoids tend to be found in dark colored fruits and vegetables.

Although no significant effects have been found in using phytochemicals to cure diseases, there is good evidence that they act in preventing some diseases. This makes sense when you remember that what they do for their plants is protect them.

The takeaway from this is that increasing your consumption of dark red, orange and purple fruits and vegetables (along with soybeans and cabbage) can increase your resistance to some diseases. For a good discussion see

Special Sales This Week

Fry’s—Buy 5 or more featured items, get $1 off each. Get 3 times fuel points on 100s of items throughout the store, watch for special shelf tags. Friday and Saturday only special Digital Coupons on Lucerne Cheese, Kettle Chips andPretzels, $.99/each.

Safeway—Clip or Click Coupons, Signature Select Canned Vegetables $.49/each, General Mills Cereals $1.99/box. Also a great Digital only Coupon, 1/2 gallon milk, $.25/each, first 2.

Sprouts—72 hour sale, Fri, Sat Sun, Dried Cranberries $1.99/lb, 1 lb Strawberries $.75, Whole seedless Watermelon $1.88/each. There are BOGOs in every department, Kettle Chips, Talenti Gelato, Imagine Organic Broth. Also—Get 25% off many Vegetarian and Vegan Products.

Special Days This Week

One Extra Special Day this week is June 21—In addition to being the summer solstice, it is ARIZONA DAY. Why not celebrate with some Arizona Grown farm products from the Farmer’s Market.

June 19Martini Day
June 21Peaches and Cream Day
June 22Chocolate Eclair Day
June 23Pecan Sandies Day
June 24Praline Day

Featured Dishes

Meats and Seafood

Pork Chops
Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers (Microwave)
Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

Salads and Sides

Composed Salad
Brown Rice with Vegetables
Avocado and Grape Salad
Green Salad


Chocolate Eclairs
Pecan Sandies
Ice Cream

Cold Beverages (special section this week, enjoy the warm weather)

Non Alcoholic Pina Colada
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Peaches and Cream Martini
Lemonade, Plain and Flavored

Videos and Recipes

How to Grill Salmon

Afraid of sticking and falling apart? Watch this.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers in the Microwave

Hate to turn on your oven in the summer, try this!

Skillet Chicken with Vegetables

Also good with partly cooked green beans, or toss in some cooked Broccoli florets.

How to Make a Composed Salad

Suggest: Greens you like (arugula with lettuce), Apricot slices, Asparagus tips, Grape tomatoes, diced hothouse cucumber, diced cantaloupe, Toasted sliced almonds.

Brown Rice with Vegetables

Avocado and Grape Salad

Chocolate Eclairs

Want to AMAZE your friends and family, serve these.

Pecan Sandies

Who knew these were so quick and easy to make at home?


A very easy microwave recipe.

Non-Alcohol Pina Colada

Watermelon Agua Fresca

For a party, make it his way, at home, want to cut sugar, use liquid stevia and add more water.

Peaches and Cream Martini


Use this method to make many flavored lemonades. I can’t stand the idea of losing all the fruity goodness in the skins, so I puree the heck out of them, and skip the straining step.

Items On Sale

Meats and Seafood

Salmon Fillets, Sockeye—$8.99/lb @Safeway, prev. fz. $12.99/lb @Fry’s Wild, Fresh, $14.99/lv @Sprouts, Wild, Fresh
Shrimp—$6.99/lb @Sprouts, Colossal, 72 hr sale. $6.99/lb @Safeway, Wild Caught, shell on, prev fz. $11.88/2 lb bag @Fry’s, Raw white.
Pork Chops—$1.47/lb @Sareway, Assorted, bone in. $3.99/lb @Sprouts, loin, boneless
Pork Shoulder Roast—$ 1.49/lb @Fry’s
Chicken—BOGO @Sprouts,, Packaged chicken, bone in and boneless, select varieties. $.77/lb @Safeway, bone in, legs, thighs, leg quarters. $1.77/lb @Fry’s, Breasts, B/S.
Beef Steaks—$6.99/lb @Safeweay, T-Bone

Fruits and Vegetables

Strawberries—$.75/lb box @Sprouts, 72 hr sale. $1.47/2 lb box @Safeway. $3.50/lb box @Fry’s (O)
Blueberries—$2.49/18 oz box @Fry’s. $3.34/6 oz box @Safeway, (O)
Grapes—$.77/lb @Sprouts, red, green, black. $2.49/lb @Fry’s, red, green, black (O)
Watermelon—$.87/each @Fry’s, personal. $1.88/each @Sprouts, Whole, seedless. $5/each @Safeway, Whole seeded or not, LOCAL
Cantaloupe—$1.50/each @Sprouts. $2/each @Fry’s
Peaches and Nectarines—$1.99/lb @Safeway. $1.99/lb @Fry’s.

(Remember stone fruits must achieve a decent level of ripeness or they will not be sweet even after they soften.)

Greens—$2.50/each @Safeway, Fresh Express blends. $3/each @Sprouts, Taylor Farms chopped salads. $2.50/each, Kroger or Dole salad blends.
Avocados—$.87/each @Fry’s, Haas, large
Tomatoes—$.99/lb @Safeway, Roma. $.98/lb @Sprouts, On-the-vine.
Cucumbers—$.88/each @Sprouts.
Asparagus—$1.99/lb @Fry’s. $1.99/lb @Safeway
Cauliflower—$98/lb @Sprouts
Carrots—$.88/1 lb bag @Sprouts

Other Good Deals

Cheese—$3.99/lb @Sprouts, Swiss, imported, fresh bulk cut.
Yogurt—BOGO @Sprouts, Fage Greek, 17.6 oz carton
Yogurt—$.77/each @Safeway, Dannon 3.2 oz or Fage (first 12)
Peanut Butter—BOGO @Sprouts, Mara Natha
Many Items—$1/each @Safeway, Banquet frozen breakfast sausages, Signature Select Ketchup, Bush’s Original Baked Beans, Lucerne Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese, and many more
Butter—$2.50/lb @ Fry’s, Challenge
Milk—$.98/.5gal. @Fry’s, Fry’s Brand regular or Man Dairy Chocolate
Pasta—$.69/1 lb pkg @Fry’s, Private Selection brand, Buy 5 sale
Nestle Splash—$.99/6 pack @Fry’s, Buy 5 sale