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Botanical Interests FREE Downloadable Coloring Book

Hot tea and more coloring. #sowcreative #ilovesundaymornings

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Download a FREE Coloring book from Botanical Interests.

I love this set of colored pencils for adult coloring. It’s very zen if you’ve never tried it!

Guide to Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices

Your Guide to Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices 2017

I’ve walked my Whole Foods Market and noted prices to come up with this handy Guide to Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices.

Be sure to print out my Thanksgiving Shopping List. Fill it out while looking over this list so you don’t forget any of the Thanksgiving necessities!

Also, before you head into Whole Foods, make sure you know these helpful Tips to Save on Whole Foods Market groceries.

WHOLE FOODS THANKSGIVING PRICES

TURKEY

Organic Bone-in Turkey Breast $7.99

Organic Heirloom Turkey $4.99/lb

Whole Organic Turkey $3.69/lb

Organic Classic Roast Turkeys start at $59.99 (order here but change your store)

Neiman Ranch Spiral Sliced Ham $3.99/lb

While in store, you may find it helpful to grab Herb Turkey Rub for $4.79

Helpful Hint: You’ll need 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person.

PRODUCE

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices Produce

I tracked down prices on the most commonly used produce items for Thanksgiving day.

Brussels Sprouts $2.50/lb

Pie Pumpkin $0.99/lb

Acorn Squash $0.99/lb

Butternut Squash $0.99/lb

Pomegranates $2.99 each

Sweet Potatoes $1.99/lb

Russet Potatoes $2.49/ 5 lb bag

Yellow Onions $2.79/ 2 lb bag

My favorite short cuts you can find ready to go:

Butternut Squash Noodles $7.99

Brussels Sprouts Halves $5.99

Organic Cubed Sweet Potatoes $7.99

BAKING

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices Baking
Whether from a box or from scratch, you may want to pick these items up!

Pumpkin Pie Spice $3.99

Solid Pack Pumpkin $1.29

Organic Powdered Sugar $4.29

Cane Sugar $6.99

Organic All Purpose Flour $4.99/5 lb

Organic Brown Sugar $3.79

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffin and Bread Mix $7.99

PANTRY

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices Pantry

Crispy Onions $2.99

Organic Vegetable Stock $2.49

Organic Chicken Stock $2.29

Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup $1.99

PREPARED/PACKAGED FOODS

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices Prepared Food

Pacific Organic Turkey Gravy $2.50/13 ounces

Turkey Gravy Mix $1.58

Everyday Value Stuffing Mix $3.49

Cornbread Stuffing Mix $3.69

Gluten Free Stuffing Mix $6.99

365 Organic Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce $2.19

Pacific Organic Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce $3.49

Immaculate Pie Crusts $3.99/2 rolled crusts

Pecan Pie In-A-Jar $12.99

9″ Pumpkin Pie $9.99

Cranberry Orange and Cinnamon Goat Cheese Log $3.99

NON-ALCOHOLIC SPECIALTY BEVERAGES

KW Knudsen Apple Cider $3.00

Specialty Egg Nog $5.99

Horizon Organic Lowfat Egg Nog $4.49

Flax Milk Nog $2.99

Martinelli’s Organic Sparkling Cider $4.99

Whole Foods 365 Italian Sodas in various flavors $2.99/bottle

Want to price compare? Check-out my Guides to Costco Thanksgiving Prices and Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices.

Need help prepping for the holidays, check out my Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Surviving Thanksgiving.

I’d love to hear from you: Any Thanksgiving Tips I need to know???

Healthy and Organic Coupon Round Up

Here is the weekly round-up of Natural and Organic Coupons for 1/12/18

Clicking on the coupon leads to the coupon printing site or to information on how to get the coupon.

This list is accurate as of printing. Coupons do reach print limits. Please print what you need while it is still available.

BABY

Earn $3.00 when you purchase Babyganics® Laundry Products

Earn $2.00 when you purchase Babyganics® Household Products

Earn $5.00 when you purchase Babyganics® Ultra Absorbent Diapers

Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Powder Drink

Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) 20 mL UpSpring Baby D vitamin D3 infant drops

Save $5.00/1 Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula

DRINK

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Maple Hill Milk, Kefir or 16 oz. Greek Yogurt
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Oregon Chai Product

Save $1.25 on ONE (1) Naked Cold Pressed Juice
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Suja Juice, 12 oz.

$2.00 OFF any ONE (1) Zevia Sparkling Water 8 Pack

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Evolution Fresh Juice Product (All Sizes)

$1.50 OFF any TWO (2) Zevia Energy Cans

$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Oregon Chai Product

FOOD

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Stonyfield® Organic Kids, YoBaby® or Whole Milk multi-pack (4-pack or larger)

$1.00 OFF any TWO (2) Simply Organic Simmer Sauces

Save $0.75 off any (1) Stella® Organic Fresh Mozzarella Product

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Cascadian Farm™ product

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Muir Glen™ Organic product

Save $1.00 on the purchase of any one (1) WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® product

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor LÄRABAR™ Bites

Save $0.75 when you buy ONE any flavor LÄRABAR™ multipacks

Save $1.00 when you buy TWO CARTONS of any Annie’s™ Organic Soup

$2.50 OFF any TWO (2) Navitas Organics Hemp Products

$1.00 OFF any TWO (2) Simply Organic Simmer Sauces

$2.00 OFF any ONE (1) Pacific Foods Organic Tomatoes

$1.00 OFF any TWO (2) RXBAR’s

$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Caulipower Product

$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Organic Valley Dozen Eggs

Save $0.50 on any TWO (2) Swanson® Broths or Stocks (32oz. or larger)

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Frontier Co-op Bottled Spices

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Nellie’s Free Range Eggs

Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) So Delicious® Dairy Free Yogurt Alternatives (5.3 oz or larger)

$1.00 OFF any TWO (2) Divine Chocolate Bars (3.5 oz)

SAVE $1.50 on any ONE (1) Bob’s Red Mill Sugar

SAVE $2.00 on any ONE (1) Bob’s Red Mill Flour

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE PACKAGE any flavor/variety Immaculate Baking Co. product

Save $1.00 on any one (1) Nature’s Intent® Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (16 oz. or larger)

Save $1.00 on the purchase of any one (1) WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™ product

$1.00 OFF any TWO (2) Frontier Co-op Spices or Seasonings

Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein(TM) (excluding packets)

Save $1.00 on Any ONE (1) 3-pack of Heavenly Organics Honey Patties

FREE Buy ONE (1) Get ONE (1) FREE Veggie-Go’s Bites or Strips

$2.00 OFF any ONE (1) Enjoy Life Product over $3.00

Save 50¢ on any ONE (1) Dream Plant Based Yogurt

Save $1.00 off any (1) one box of Organic Peace Cereal

$1.00 off any (1) one box of Sweet Home Farm Granola

Ibotta Rebate offers:

Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Packaged Salads
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Chopped Salad Kit
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Packaged Salads
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Chopped Salad Kit
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Packaged Salads
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Earn $0.75 when you purchase organicgirl® good clean greens
Earn $0.50 when you purchase organicgirl® good clean greens

Earn $1.00 when you purchase organicgirl® clear greens tea
Earn $1.00 when you purchase organicgirl® clear greens water
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Earn $1.00 when you purchase organicgirl® clear greens water

HEALTH

$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) NOW® Organic Essential Oils

 

*Don’t forget to hit your “back” button to print each coupon out twice!

Guide to Costco Thanksgiving Prices

Your Guide to Costco Thanksgiving Prices 2017Guide to Costco Thanksgiving Prices

If you do a lot of Costco grocery shopping, you’ve probably noticed they stock their shelves with seasonal items targeted at your holiday meals.

I cruised my Colorado Costco and took note of what they had in stock and made a price list for you. Download my free printable grocery shopping list and fill it in using this guide to Costco Thanksgiving Prices to make sure you don’t forget anything. This is important because Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving day.

There are a lot of pre-packaged goods in this list. Making a holiday meal can be demanding. Not everyone is going to make everything from scratch. Particularly when you can buy a 58 ounce pumpkin pie for just $5.99! Thank you for your understanding.

Costco Thanksgiving Prices Pumpkin Pie

Before you head into Costco, make sure you know how to maximize your savings!

COSTCO THANKSGIVING PRICES

PRODUCE

Costco Thanksgiving Prices Organic Butternut Squash Spirals

Fresh Cranberries $2.99/2 lb bag

Organic Cut Butternut Squash $4.49/2 lbs

Green Beans $4.99/2 lbs

Brussel Sprouts $3.49/2 lbs

Organic Cauliflower Rice $4.79/2 lbs

Pomegranate Arils $6.99/16 oz

Organic Sweet Potatoes $9.99/10 lb bag

Organic Butternut Squash Spirals $8.39/28 oz

Large Gold Potatoes $6.99/20 lb bag

Simply Fresh Harvest Salad $8.99/family size

MEAT

Costco Thanksgiving Prices Turkey Brine

Fresh Organic Hen Turkey $2.99/lb

Kirkland Signature Spiral Ham $1.99/lb

Kirkland Signature Half Master Carve Ham $2.69/lb

Kirkland Signature Roasted Turkey Breast $3.99/lb

High Valley Farm Smoked Turkey Breast $5.99/lb

High Valley Farm Smoked and Sliced Ham $5.59/lb

PLUS you may want to pick up ready made Turkey Brine for only $8.99 or Rodelle Turkey Brine for $6.79

SIDE DISHES

Costco Thanksgiving Prices Side Dishes

Vickey’s Kitchen Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Gouda and Wild Rice $12.99/2 lb

Vickey’s Kitchen Italian Turkey Sausage Stuffing $10.49/40 oz

Butternut Squash with Streusel $9.99/30 oz

Harry’s Organic Cauliflower Au Gratin $9.89/32 oz

Harry’s Roast Turkey Gravy $7.99

Grain and Simple Organic Cranberry Sauce $6.99/30 ounces

Main Street Bistro Mashed Potatoes $6.49/2-28 ounce tubs

Main Street Bistro Scalloped Potatoes $6.79/40 oz

Mrs. Cubbison’s Organic Stuffing $8.99

CANNED GOODS

Kirkland Signature Organic Green Beans $11.99/12 cans

Organic Sliced Mushrooms $9.99/12 cans

Dole Pineapple Chunks $9.69/8 cans

Crispy Onions $5.99/24 oz

BAKING

Kerrygold Butter $7.99

Rodelle Organic Baking Cocoa $6.99/25 oz

Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil $17.99/84 oz

Kirkland Signature Organic Sugar $7.99/10 lbs

Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup $10.99

Kirkland Signature Vanilla $26.99/16 oz

Kirkland Signature Whole Vanilla Beans $15.89/10 count

Rodelle Cinnamon Sticks $6.99/3 29 oz cans

Libby’s Pumpkin $6.99/3-29 oz cans

Kirkland Signature Chocolate Chips $8.79/4.5 lbs

Kirkland Signature Walnuts $12.99/48 oz

Kirkland Signature Pecan Halves $15.69/32 oz

Kirkland Signature Large Organic Eggs $6.99/24 ct

Red Star Active Yeast $4.39/2 lb

Central Milling Organic Unbleached Flour $10.69/20 lb

Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Bread $7.99/64 oz

Ready to price compare? Check out my Guide to Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices and Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices.

Need help prepping for the holidays, check out my Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Surviving Thanksgiving.

Guide to Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices

Your Guide to Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices 2017


First off, shout out to Trader Joe’s for giving their employees the day off! Trader Joe’s Stores will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

What does that mean for the rest of us? We need to plan ahead and pick up our bird and all of the fixings before the day of the holiday!

If you plan to do your Thanksgiving meal shopping at Trader Joe’s, I’ve tracked down all the Thanksgiving prices you’ll pay.

I tried to include everything – from your basic ingredients to helpful mixes and already prepared shortcuts. While I like to cook from scratch, there is no shame in making holiday cooking as easy on yourself as possible!

Ready to make grocery shopping a breeze? Print out a Thanksgiving Meal Shopping List and fill out items you want to purchase as you read this guide.

Please note: These are the prices I found in my Colorado Springs store. These prices may be regional.

Before you go, make sure you know these 9 Secrets to Shopping Trader Joe’s.

So here we go!

Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices:

TURKEY

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Turkey

Whether you need a fresh bird or a fully cooked breast, Trader Joe’s has you covered.

All Natural Brined Turkeys $1.99/lb

All Natural Glatt Kosher Turkeys $2.49/lb

Organic Young Turkey $3.99/lb

Fully Cooked Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Breast $6.99/lb (about 2.5 pounds on average)

Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham $4.99/lb

Helpful Hint: You’ll need 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person.

PRODUCE

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Produce

I tracked down prices on the most commonly used produce items for Thanksgiving day.

Cut Butternut Squash $3.99 (or $4.99 depending on region)

Brussels Sprouts Stalks $3.99 each

Butternut Squash $1.79 each

Pie Pumpkin $1.99 each

Acorn Squash $1.29 each

Organic Cranberries $2.69 bag

Cranberries $1.99 bag

Pomegranates $1.99 each

Muraski Sweet Potatoes $3.99/ 3 lb bag

Sweet Potatoes $1.79 bag

Organic Sweet Potatoes $3.99/ 3 lb bag

Russet Potatoes $1.69/ 3 lb bag

Organic Russet Potatoes $4.49/ 5 lb bag

Yellow Onions $2.79/ 2 lb bag

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Produce Shortcuts

Need some shortcuts for your Thanksgiving meal? I’m loving the following:

Butternut Squash Zig Zags $2.99 each

Sweet Potato Ribbons $2.99 each

Shaved Brussels Sprouts $2.99 bag

Mirepoix $2.99 each (your chopped onion, celery and carrots – such a timesaver!)

Organic Peeled and Cooked Chestnuts $3.99 each

FROZEN

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Frozen

This is where the true timesavers come in! Hide the bag – no one needs to know it’s not homemade! 😉

Mashed Cauliflower $2.99 (read about it here)

Organic Sweet Peas $1.99

Petite Peas $1.29

Mashed Sweet Potatoes $2.49

Mashed Potatoes $2.49

Pumpkin Cheesecake $6.99

Trader Joe’s Apple Cranberry Tarts $3.99/2

Nantucket Cranberry Pie $5.99

Pie Crusts $3.99

DAIRY

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Dairy

Whatever you do this Thanksgiving, don’t skimp on real butter!

Organic Unsalted Butter $4.49 lb

Organic Salted Butter $4.49 lb

Unsalted or Salted Butter $2.99 lb

Creme Fraiche $3.79

Black Truffle Butter $2.99

Organic Whipping Cream $3.19

Milk $5.46 gallon

Milk $3.49 half gallon

BAKING

Whether from a box or from scratch, you may want to pick these items up!

Pumpkin Pie Spice $1.99

Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Pixie Pie Mix $2.99

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix $3.99

PANTRY

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Pantry
Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving prices on stock are good!

Fried Onions $2.99

Chicken Flavored Broth $3.99

Organic Vegetable Stock $2.29

Organic Chicken Stock $2.29

PREPARED/PACKAGED FOODS


I think this year we’re going to try to the Fig Goat Cheese log as an appetizer!

Turkey Gravy $1.49/17 ounces

Kettle Cooked Turkey Gravy $3.99/16 ounces

Cornbread Stuffing Mix $3.99

Gluten Free Stuffing Mix $5.99

Cranberry Sauce $1.99

Cranberry Relish $3.49

Cranberry Orange Relish $3.49

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque $3.99

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log $3.99

Fig Goat Cheese Log $4.99

Trader Joe’s Sweet Pull-Apart Aloha Rolls $2.99/12

NON-ALCOHOLIC SPECIALTY BEVERAGES

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Prices Non-Alcoholic Drinks

While known for it’s 3 buck chuck, there are lots of other celebratory drinks at Trader Joe’s you may want to have on hand.

Honeycrisp Apple Cider $2.99

Egg Nog $2.99

Almond Nog $2.99

Raspberry Cranberry Spritzer $3.49

Sparkling Pomegranate Juice $2.99

Sparkling Chardonnay Juice $2.99

Sparkling Apple Cider $2.99

Want to price compare? Check-out my Guides to Costco Thanksgiving Prices and Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices.

Bocce Ball Set Just $31.75

This would make a fun Christmas gift!
AmazonBasics Bocce Ball Set $31.75

This full sized bocce ball set gets great reviews and is price well below competing products.

Remember – Amazon prices change frequently and without notice. Please verify that this price hasn’t changed before purchasing. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is a program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to amazon.com.

5 Blade Spiralizer For Just $17.99

In the market for a great spiralizer?
This 5 blade Spiralizer on sale for just $17.99 gets great reviews.

Perfect for keto/low carb, paleo, raw, vegan and gluten-free diets.

Remember – Amazon prices change frequently and without notice. Please verify that this price hasn’t changed before purchasing. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is a program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to amazon.com.