Speaking of Whole Foods Dealios …

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!