Wednesday, September 17, 2014

sesame garlic chicken
Weight Watchers Baked Sesame Ginger Chicken from Skinny Kitchen

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Chicken:

4 (4 ounces each) chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 cup regular onions (yellow), chopped
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2-3 packets Truvia, Stevia or Splenda (sugar substitute), to taste
1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour

Ingredients for Serving:

1 bag shredded cabbage (~5 cups)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons scallions, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Place chicken in dish. Sprinkle onions all over. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); pour over chicken.
3. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Check for doneness.
4. Pour sauce in small pot. In a small dish, mix the cornstarch with a little water to dissolve. If using flour, not necessary. Whisk it into the sauce. Bring heat up to a boil, turn down to low and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens a bit. Pour sauce over chicken.
5. Add cabbage to a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.
6. To serve: Divide cabbage on 4 plates. Add 1 breast and spoon sauce over the top of chicken and cabbage. Sprinkle the top of each serving with ½ teaspoon sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 chicken breast and sauce)

Weight Watchers
(old points) 3

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
SKINNY FACTS: 1 serving (4 oz of chicken, sauce and cabbage)
193 calories, 2g fat, 0mg chol, 26g prot, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 723mg sod, 4g sugar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bags of Malt-O-Meal is on sale for only $.25 at the Richland, WA WinCo as of the 9/8/14.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Double Coupons in the Land of No Doubles

It's a challenge when you live in the Land of No Doubles (LND) but here's a way you can double up.

Use your printable coupons from and then also claim the products with the SavingStar app (you will need a smart phone/Android or IPad - I use an IPad), almost every time SavingStar will give you the same credit as your coupons.

I also listed one double from Ibotta app as well.

Here are some Double Coupons using printable coupons and SavingStar at WinCo in Richland (price varies from store to store but should be close to this).

Product Price Saving Star Total Price
Betty Crocker Baking packets 1.88 $.75/2 $.75/2 1.13
Bisquick 2.88 $.50/1 $.50/1 1.88
Cocoa Puffs 1.98 $.75/1 $1/2 1.1
Green Giant Steamers 11oz - 12 1.98 $.50/2 $.60/3 1.61
Hamburger Helper 1.18 $1/3 $.75/3 0.59
Honey Nut Cheerios 2.38 $.50/1 $.50/1 1.38
Nature Valley Granola Bars 1.98 $.50/2 $.50/2 1.48
Old El Paso Taco's 1.18 $.60/3 $1/3 0.64
Pillsburt Sweet Rolls 1.78 $.40/2 $.40/2 1.38
Pillsbury Biscuits 1.25 $.40/2 $.40/2 0.85
Pillsbury cookie dough 2.18 $1/2 $1/2 1.18
Pillsbury Crescents 1.78 $.40/2 $.40/2 1.38
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels 1.47 $.50/2 $.50/2 0.97
Totino's pizza  0.98 $.1/4 $1/4 0.48
Totino's pizza rolls (bags) 2.77 $.75/2 $.75/3 2.27
Yoplait Greek Yoplait 0.89 $1/5 $1/5 0.49
Yoplait yogurt cups 0.5 $.40/6 $.40/6 0.36
Jennie-o Turkey Deli - Ibotta
(use my reference code: htoyoic)
6.98 $.75/lb $.75/lb 4.98
These products my WinCo does not carry
Nature Valley Protein Crunch $.75/1 $.75/1
Progresso Starter pouches $.50/1 $.50/1

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Scrubbing Bubbles for $.87

I picked up Scrubbing Bubbles for only $.87.  I printed out two $1/1 coupons from and purchased two of them from Walmart for $2.87 reducing them to $1.87 each. Then I also claimed them on Shopmium for an additional $2 rebate, making them $.87 each.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meals on a Budget

When buying meat really pay close attention to those "special" deals.  Like those Albertson's B1G1 deals.  If you look at the price per pound it's sometimes $7-$9 a pound and when you have a B1G1 that still isn't a great deal. I look for prices that work out to $2-$3 a pound. That being said I picked up some seasoned pork chops that were B1G2 so I ended up with three packs for about $11, added green beans and a salad to create a family meal for around $15.

Our Safeway is great for their discount meat section were I will find steaks for 30% off so I can normally pick up a steak or two for around $3.  Sometimes I may only get one or two but I freeze them until I have enough steaks for the whole family.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since chicken was on sale at Albertson's this week and I have pasta and sauce from previous weeks - this is a perfect recipe to use. I also purchase Mozzarella since I received $2 from Ibotta. Cook fabulous at a low cost.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta 
Slow Cook Chicken Parmesan from Betty Crocker
1 egg
1/3 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (2 oz)
2 2/3 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)

  • Spray 2- to 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • In small shallow bowl, beat egg until foamy. In separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Dip chicken into egg, then coat evenly with bread crumb mixture; place in cooker. Spread pasta sauce evenly over chicken.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • Sprinkle Italian cheese blend over top. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve chicken with pasta.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weight Watchers Tuna Cakes

With the great deal on the tuna pouches I purchased here's a nice recipe for tuna cakes, which I love. I add a little season salt also.

Weight Watchers Tuna Cakes from Coffee Cake and Cardio/Pinterest

All you have to do is combine the following…
2 cans of tuna (drained)
2 tbsp deli mustard
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs (add more if you need to thicken the patties)
garlic powder

season salt
Split the mixture into two and form into patties.  Cook the patties on medium heat in a pan with 2 tsp of olive oil for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.  I served the patties (4PP) with wilted spinach and Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes.  The whole dinner came out to 10PP.

Slow Cooker Stew Meat

Thank you to my Facebook Just Recipes sight. I love using the slow cooker. You could pour over mashed potatoes, rice, biscuits, etc.