Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals


Real Food Menu Plan for February 21-28: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia).

This week I’m trying out Pioneer Woman’s Hamburger Soup recipe, which looks surprisingly healthy with all the veggies included. I think my kids will be most stoked for the Mini Turkey Cheese Burgers (again) and the Oven Omelet with hash browns for our “Brinner” night. What one recipe on the menu do I think you shouldn’t pass up? Hmm…I might have to go with the Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce. It’s a regular around here and quite a few of my friends’ houses, too.

P.S. To Our Local Readers: 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.S. To Everyone: 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. 

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2, 12 ct.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Microwaveable Petite Carrots 12 oz.
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Sweet Peas, 32 oz Bag, earn 1¢ off per gallon
  • $2.48 per lb. Seedless Green Grapes from Chile, lb.

Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • $2.99 Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • $1.18 per lb. Golden Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.48 Green Giant Idaho Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • 2 for $6.00 Driscoll’s Strawberries or Blackberries 16 or 12 oz. pkg.

Easy oven omelet recipe

  • Hashbrowns
  • Fruit salad (strawberries, grapes, and banana slices)

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2, 12 ct.
  • $1.68with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.48without fuel saver + perks® card Hy-Vee Frozen Potatoes select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 19 to 32 oz.
  • 2 for $6.00 Driscoll’s Strawberries or Blackberries 16 or 12 oz. pkg.
  • 49¢ per lb. That’s Smart! Bananas lb.
  • $2.48 per lb. Seedless Green Grapes from Chile, lb.

  • Rosemary Shrimp Scampi (FF) (Note: The intro to the recipe gives tips for serving over pasta with roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes.)

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee EZ-Peel Raw Shrimp Responsible Choice, 41 to 50 ct. , 12 oz. bag OR $12.99 Wild EZ-Peel Gulf Shrimp Responsible Choice, 100% natural, 16 to 20 ct., 16 oz. pkg.
  • $.88 Barilla Pasta, select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Juicy Cantaloupe this week’s special!

  • Whole Wheat Rolls
  • Pear slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • $1.99 Ground Beef 80% lean, 20% fat, limit 5, 16 oz. roll
  • $2.29 Organic Muir Glen Tomatoes select varieties, 28 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.48 Green Giant Idaho Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • 3 for $3.00 Fresh Red Pepper each
  • $1.99 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb.
  • $1.68 per lb. Anjou, Bosc or Red Anjou Pears from Washington, lb.

  • Brown Rice
  • Salad with favorite dressing
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/28):

  • $4.99 Just BARE Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets, Chicken Tenders or Chicken Thighs, 14 or 20 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
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables (corn), select varieties, 10 to 32 oz. or 4 ct.
  • 2 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad Dressing or Vinaigrette, select varieties, 12 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $6.00 Dole Salad Kit select varieties, 8.3 to 14 oz.
  • $2.48 per lb. Seedless Green Grapes from Chile, lb.

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 Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, limit 2, 12 ct.(on sale through 2/28)

2. Barilla Pasta, select varieties, 12 to 16 oz. (on sale through 2/28)

  • Deal: 88¢
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to 1 year for best quality (it’s safe indefinitely)
  • Ways to Use This Item: Check out all of our pasta recipes.

3. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Black, Garbanzo, Kidney or Pinto Beans, 15 oz. (on sale through 2/28)

4. Earth Balance Peanut Butter, select varieties, 16 oz.(on sale through 2/28)

5. Organic Muir Glen Tomatoes, select varieties, 28 oz.earn (on sale through 2/28)

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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