“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 29 – September 3


Real Food Menu Plan: August 29-September 3

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Think about this happy thought for a moment: Spending just a few minutes this weekend to plan your meals and then shop according to the sales ad means you can do all this next week:

  • save money
  • eat healthier
  • spend more time with your loved ones around the dinner table
  • reduce stress
  • reduce food waste

Even better…I’ve done all the work for you below or at least given you a start of ideas.

Here are two more “happies” for you: Print out our Free Menu Planner to make meal planning even simpler. Oh, and then just order your groceries online and have them delivered for free.

Last goodie of the day: Peruse our 30+ Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals for even more menu ideas your family will love or pin it for later.

P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.

Weekly Menu Plan

(FF) = Indicates a freezer-friendly recipe. Save time and money by doubling and freezing this recipe for another dinner later. Read Freezer Cooking 101 to learn more about this helpful strategy.

Night:

Dinner menu:

HY-VEE COLUMBIA

Sale Items (thru 8/30):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

 

Pizzadillas

  • Baby Carrots with Hummus 
  • Grapes
  • 4 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Pasta Sauce select varieties, 23.5 to 24 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $4.00 Kraft Shredded, Bar, Crumbled, Cubed, Cracker Cut Natural Cheese, select varieties, limit 2 w/coupon, see pg 6 , SLU 14960, 5 to 8 oz.
  • 3 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Refrigerated Flour Tortillas 8 ct., 18.4 oz.earn 3¢ a gallon w/purchase of 3, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.28 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Select Hummus select varieties, 10 oz.
  • $1.99 per lb. Colombine Red or Black Seedless Grapes from California, lb.
Tuesday

turkey pesto

zucchini

  • Orange Slices
  • $5.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Quality Deli Sliced Turkey or Chicken select varieties, lb
  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 16 oz
  • $1.49 per lb. Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.
  • $4.99 Navel Oranges from South Africa, 3 lb.
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.
THURSDAY

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

whole-wheat-pumpkin-pancakes

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Grapes
  • $3.99 Organic Eggland’s Best Eggs 12 ct.
  • $6.49 Hy-Vee Virgin Coconut Oil 14 fl. oz.
  • $1.99 per lb. Colombine Red or Black Seedless Grapes from California, lb.
Friday

These Grilled Marinated Chicken Kabobs are one of our favorites for the grilling season. Make ahead and freeze before or after grilling!

Grilling great corn on the cob with this method will change your life!

tabbouleh salad

  • $1.59 per lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Value Pack 100% natural, lb.
  • 2 for $4.00 Red, Yellow, Orange Peppers greenhouse grown, each
  • $3.99 Sunset Campari Tomatoes 16 oz. pkg.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
Saturday

southwest chicken and bacon wrap

  • Cantaloupe slices
  • $1.59 per lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Value Pack 100% natural, lb.
  • 2 for $4.00 Kraft Shredded, Bar, Crumbled, Cubed, Cracker Cut Natural Cheese, select varieties, limit 2 w/coupon, see pg 6 , SLU 14960, 5 to 8 oz.
  • 4 for $5.00 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased (Note: Use plain yogurt in place of sour cream.)
  • $3.99 Sunset Campari Tomatoes 16 oz. pkg. earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.49 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 16 oz.
  • 99¢ Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • $1.99 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • $3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Angus Reserve Boneless Beef Arm Roast 100% natural, lb.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag

Shop Online Now

New Online Shopping feature! Save time and hassle by ordering your groceries online from any Hy-Vee of Columbia. If you spend $100, delivery is FREE!! (What!?) If not, it’s only $4.95 for delivery or $2.95 to pick up! (What!?) Listen to Polly explain how she uses it to save time and money…

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For a step-by-step tutorial, read Polly’s post about using Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online. It’s so easy!

Printable Menu Planner

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!

Free printable menu planner

More Healthy Recipe Ideas

For more recipe ideas, check out our past Menu Plans or our extensive Recipe Index full of healthy, family-friendly recipes.


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