Speaking of Whole Foods Dealios …

Posted by on January 11, 2011 | 9 Comments

Thanks for all of your tips too on my money-saving organics post. Keep ’em coming!

Now onto another great value … I love that I’m on the “deal announcement” email for Whole Foods. I haven’t been the best about keeping up with some of the corporate blogs as of late, so this little update helps. So just in case you haven’t heard yet …

“Whole Foods Market will have fresh tilapia on sale for $4.99/pound this Friday, Jan. 14 – that’s nearly half off its everyday price. At that price, you can cook some up this weekend and freeze the rest for an easy late winter or springtime dinner. 

Best of all, you can feel good about serving our tilapia to your family because it’s raised by our supplier partners to meet our strict farmed seafood standards, which happen to be the highest in the industry. Whole Foods Market quality standards prohibit antibiotics, added growth hormones, preservatives such as sulfites, and poultry and mammalian byproducts in feed. Plus, we have extensive requirements for protecting water quality, wildlife, and sensitive habitats such as mangrove forests.  And, all farms must pass a third-party audit to ensure our standards are met. More here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/products/aquaculture.php.

Little known fact: our tilapia is different than the rest because our standards prohibit the use of methyltestosterone – a hormone used by many tilapia farmers to grow all male fish. This allows for more growth, as the fish direct their energy to grow larger, rather than reproduce. Our supplier partners, however, let the fish reproduce and grow naturally and sort the males and females by hand.

Whether it’s a sweet tilapia fillet quickly broiled with fresh citrus and Kalamata olives or a zesty baked tilapia fillet with a Southwestern bite, tilapia is a winner for a simple, high protein meal on a budget.”

And for that “high protein meal” they offered some RECIPES

Whole Foods is a trek for me, so I will be missing that Friday sale, but hopefully some of you can take advantage!


Filed Under: Tips, Ideas, and Deals

Comments (9)


  1. Lisa says:

    I love tilapia and that dish is delicious looking!

  2. Hannah says:

    Tilapia isn’t a fish we get here in Australia, as far as I’m aware. That said, I’m off to check out the shitake pilaf recipe!

  3. lindsay says:

    wow, what a deal! I need to get my hands on some tilapia for those tostados!

  4. sounds like a great deal, a bit of a trek for me to my whole foods too, but i’ve been meaning to go for quite some time.

  5. Shana says:

    Here is one more short-term deal for frugal organic-loving meat eaters – $35 for $75 worth of organic food (predominantly meats) from Nature’s Prime through Groupon. I immediately thought of this post and your last past when I saw it. Here’s the link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/natures-prime-organic-foods-las-vegas-1?c=dnb&p=1 It looks like this offer will be good through Saturday.

  6. Shannon says:

    thanks for the tip, i’ll have to see if i can get there 🙂

  7. Lori says:

    I love the WF website for recipes- there are a lot of great ones!

  8. Hi Alisa, I just found your blog and I just wanted to say your book and the godairyfree.org website practically saved my life when I found out I was lactose intolerant! thank you!

  9. gosh I wish I didn’t just look at those tilapia tostadas. Now I want some and my stomach is growling.

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