Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock and Save” Deals


Real Food Menu Plan for February 21-27: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins are showing up on the menu plan this week, because they recently made MSN’s Top 50 Insanely Easy Breakfast Casseroles list. AS. THEY. SHOULD. 🙂 We’ve been making these delicious, on-the-go, savory muffins for years.

Another recipe from the menu that that should make it in your regular rotation is our Chicken Parmesan Casserole, which has been pinned a whopping 1.7 million times. With just a few simple ingredients, it comes together in a snap and pleases the whole family.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Top 5 killer “real food” deals at Hy-Vee for you to stock up and save on. These sales end on Tuesday, so grab them while they’re hot.

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.

(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.

Note: These menu plans are focused around Hy-Vee sale items to help our local readers save money. 

  • Whole grain dinner rolls
  • Peas
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $1.79 Ragu Pasta Sauce select varieties, 16 to 24 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese soft or whipped, 12 oz. earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables peas, corn, mixed, corn on the cob, edamame or Select, select varieties, 10 to 32 oz. or 4 ct. earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.88 per lb. Red Seedless Grapes from Chile, lb.

  • Baked Nachos with toppings (lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, plain Greek yogurt or sour cream)

Baked Nachos Recipe

Guacamole

  • Apple slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • 2 for $5.00 On the Border Tortilla Chips select varieties, 8.25 to 12 oz.
  • $2.99 Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 4 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Black, Garbanzo, Kidney or Pinto Beans, 15 oz., earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.68 per lb. Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.
  • 79¢ Hy-Vee Sour Cream all natural or light, 8 oz.
  • $1.28 per lb. Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.
  • $1.38 per lb. Stemilt Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith or Fuji Apples, from Washington, lb.

easy breakfast casserole muffins

  • Fruit salad

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • $2.58 Hy-Vee Cage Free Omega 3 Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $6.99 per lb. with Fuel Saver + Perks® card; $7.99 per lb. without Fuel Saver + Perks® card Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.88 per lb. Red Seedless Grapes from Chile, lb.
  • $2.98 Driscoll’s Blueberries 12 oz. pkg.
  • $1.38 per lb. Stemilt Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith or Fuji Apples, from Washington, lb.

homemade balsamic salad dressing

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • $2.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Dole Premium Salad select varieties, all natural, 8 to 15 oz. earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.88 Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese 8 oz.

Baked Dijon Salmon Recipe

  • Wild rice
  • Steamed green beans
  • Orange slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • $12.99 per lb.Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • 2 for $4.00 Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Recipe select varieties, 6 oz
  • $2.99 Pero Trimmed Green Beans 12 oz.
  • $1.88 per lb. Zeal Cara Cara Navel Oranges lb. earn 1¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase

Healthy Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/21):

  • $4.99 Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey Breast 99% fat free, 1.2 lb.
  • 4 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Black, Garbanzo, Kidney or Pinto Beans, 15 oz., earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select
  • $1.28 per lb. Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 79¢ Hy-Vee Sour Cream all natural or light, 8 oz.

Shopping for “real food” in bulk and utilizing the freezer or pantry for storage is another super smart way to save money and eat healthier! Simply fill your cart with these Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals from Hy-Vee while the price is hot, then store and use later. We’ve even given you ideas of how to store and use each of them.

1. Hy-Vee Pasta, select varieties, 12 to 16 oz. (on sale through 2/21)

2. Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt, select varieties, 5.3 oz. (on sale through 2/21)

  • Deal: 10 for $8.00 + earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: in the refrigerator unopened for several weeks (until expiration date)
  • Ways to Use This Item: lunch boxes or snacks topped with fresh fruit and ground flaxseed

3. Hy-Vee Canned Green Beans or Corn, select varieties, limit 6 total, 14.25 to 15.25 oz. (on sale through 2/21)

4. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, fresh from our service case, minimum 1 lb. purchase (on sale through 2/21)

  • Deal: $2.99 per lb. + earn 2¢ off per gallon w/ each lb. purchased
  • How to Store: In original packaging in the freezer for up to 6 months for best quality (it’s safe in the freezer indefinitely).
  • Ways to Use This Item: Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Southwest Chicken Bacon Wraps

5. Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables, Stir Fry or Rice, select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (on sale through 2/21)

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!

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

Free printable menu planner

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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