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


Real Food Menu Plan for May 1-7: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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Each week we plan real food weekly menus.  Our goal is three-fold:

  1.  To save you time.
  2. To save you money.
  3. To get your family to the table together.

Wait…did I say three-fold?  I meant four-fold.

4. To help bring a little bit of peace to your life.

This week’s menu is full of family friendly, easy to prepare, throw in the freezer recipes. As an added bonus, you’ll get lots of healthy protein, veggies and fruits, and maybe even a chance to “stock up and save”.  We call that winning from every angle.

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. 

  • Sliced Tangerines

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz. 
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.99 Melissa’s Pixie Tangerines 1 lb. pkg.
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, 12 ct.

Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

  • Sliced Mango

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • $1.88 per pound 1-1/4″ Thick Cut or Center Cut Pork Loin Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.
  • $1.99 Pink Lady, Pinata or Jazz Apples from Washington, lb.
  •  99¢ Champagne Mango, each 
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, 12 ct.
  • 2 for $5 Dole Salad all natural, select varieties, 8 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $7 Smithfield Bacon select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 32 oz. pkg., earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.99 Pink Lady, Pinata or Jazz Apples from Washington, lb.

Simple Blender Hummus

  • Red Ripe Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee True Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders, lb.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.49 Azteca Flour Tortillas fajita size, 8.5 oz.
  • $1.98 Red Ripe Strawberries this week’s special, only 99¢/lb., 2 lb. pkg.

A foil pack makes for easy cooking and clean up and perfectly grilled or baked Roasted Root Vegetables!

  • Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • 2 for $7 Jennie-O Ground Turkey original or Italian , 16 oz.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb. bag
  • 2 for $5 Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 8 ct.
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Raspberries this week’s special!, 6 oz. pkg.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies resulted in perfectly moist chicken and flavorful veggies. This simple method of generously seasoning the chicken inside and out took no time at all and was a family-pleaser.

  • Whole Grain Baguette
  • Red Ripe Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/2/17):

  • $6.99 Just BARE Whole Young Chicken 3.5 lb.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb. bag
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $7 Smithfield Bacon select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.98 Red Ripe Strawberries this week’s special, only 99¢/lb., 2 lb. pkg.

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.That’s Smart! Vegetablesselect varieties, 12 oz. (sale ends 5/2/2017)

2. Jennie-O Ground Turkey, original or Italian , 16 oz. (sale ends 5/2/2017)

3. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket or Full Circle Beans, select varieties, 15 oz. (sale ends 5/2/2017)

4. Red Ripe Strawberries, 2 lb. pkg. (sale ends 5/2/2017)

5. Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, 12 ct. (sale ends 5/2/2017)

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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