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


Real Food Menu Plan for February 7-13: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

THIS JUST IN! Our same family-friendly, weekly menu plan with mostly “real food” recipes is still coming your way every Friday. As you probably know, menu planning in and of itself cuts down on food waste, time, and spending and helps your family eat a well-rounded diet. But, starting today, we’re going the extra mile to help our local readers shop and cook even more wisely.

We are now scouring the Hy-Vee ads each week and reporting to you the Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” Deals below the menu plan. That’s because 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 products 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.

(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. 

5-ingredient mac and cheese

roasted asparagus

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $1.38 Barilla Whole Grain Elbows select varieties, 16 oz Box$7.99
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 32 oz.earn 15¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.99 per lb. Fresh Asparagus lb.
  • $2.99 per lb. Green Seedless Grapes from Chile, lb.

  • Green side salad
  • Clementines

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $2.99 Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • 3 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Fajita Size Multigrain Tortillas 8Ct select varieties, 14 oz Bagearn 3¢ off per gallon
  • $1.28 per lb. Sweet Yellow Onions lb.
  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Chopped Salad select varieties, 11 oz.
  • $4.99 Cuties Clementines 3 lb. bag

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $2.99 Thomas’ English Muffins Whole Grain – 6 CT select varieties, 12 oz$4.29
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12, 16 or 2.5 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese FREE with every 1 lb. purchase Di Lusso premium sliced meat, minimum purchase 1 lb. meat required, 1/2 lb.
  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties , 32 oz.
  • $2.88 Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice select varieties, 59 fl. oz.
  • $5.88 Hy-Vee Blueberries 32 oz.

mini meatloaf muffins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $1.99 Ground Beef 80/20 lean, limit 4, 16 oz. roll
  • $1.49 with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.49 without fuel saver + perks® card Green Giant Russet Potatoes limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 5 lb. bag
  • 2 for $5.00 Green Giant Broccoli select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

  • My Favorite Cobb Salad (Picky Eater Tip: Serve each element, like hard-boil eggs, shredded carrots, bacon, and chicken, separately on the plate.)

Cobb Salad

Bread machine honey wheat bread recipe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $2.49/lb Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (through 2/5 only)
  • $4.29 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12, 16 or 2.5 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Grape Tomatoes 1 pt.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5.00 Green Giant Broccoli select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb.

Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken - A delicious and healthy slow cooker recipe!

creamy avocado dip

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/7):

  • $2.49/lb Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (through 2/5 only)
  • 2 for $3.00 Hy-Vee Salsa or Picante Sauce select varieties, 15.5 or 16 oz.
  • $1.59 Hy-Vee Long Grain Brown Rice select varieties, 32 oz Bagearn 5¢ off per gallon
  • 2 for 88¢ Mission Ripe Hass Avocado each
  • $2.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 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 Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 32 oz. (on sale through 2/7)

  • Deal: $7.99 + earn 15¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • How to Store: Freeze for up to 6 months for best quality (it’s safe in the freezer indefinitely)
  • Ways to Use This Item: Slow Cooker Lasagna, Whole Wheat Calzones, quesadillas, tacos

2. Ground Beef 80/20 lean, limit 4, 16 oz. roll (on sale through 2/7)

  • Deal: $1.99
  • How to Store: Freeze for up to 3-4 months for best quality (it’s safe in the freezer indefinitely)
  • Ways to Use This Item: Make into burger patties and freeze individually (watch how HERE), Mini Meatloaf Muffins, Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup, tacos

3. Hy-Vee Canned Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz. (on sale through 2/7)

4. Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, 10 ct. (on sale through 2/7)

  • Deal: $10.00 with fuel saver + perks® card; $12.00 without fuel saver + perks® card limit 1 total per card, per ad week
  • How to Store: Remove from original packaging and freeze in an air-tight freezer bag for up to 6 months for best quality (it’s safe in the freezer indefinitely).
  • Ways to Use This Item: Glazed Pork Chops, Sauteed Boneless Pork Chops

5. Hy-Vee Frozen Blueberries 32 oz. (on sale through 2/7)

  • Deal: $5.88
  • How to Store: In the freezer unopened for 8-10 months or opened for 6-8 months
  • Ways to Use This Item: smoothies (try this one), Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast, blueberry muffins, defrost slightly and then serve on top oatmeal or yogurt

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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