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


Real Food Menu Plan for May 29-June 3: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

With a holiday weekend coming up, you’ll notice several things on the menu plan that will feed a crowd. Not planning on feeding a crowd?? You can still eat real food and freeze some for later. With mouth-watering dishes like Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Grilled Pork Tenderloin, you just can’t go wrong. Using the grill and the slow cooker are great ways to welcome summer!

P.S. Are you needing a cute way to kick off this holiday weekend? Try this Handprint Flag shirt. After all, the recipes this week are so easy, you’ll want something to fill the time. Wink.

P.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. 

This light, citrusy dressing is easy to whip up and delish over a spinach salad. #real food

  • Fresh Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • 5 for $10 Kraft Shredded, Bar, Cubed, Crumbled or Cracker Cuts Natural Cheese, select varieties, limit 5 total w/coupon, purchase of 5 required, SLU 14720, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $2.99  Hy-Vee Select Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz., earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 3 for $2 Lemons or Limes each
  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Select Goat Cheese select varieties, 4 oz.
  • $3.98 per pound Fresh Cherries from California, lb.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

  • Sliced Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • $6.99 Just BARE Whole Young Chicken 3.5 lb.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb.
  • $2.69 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb.
  • 2 for $7 Hy-Vee Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe, each

Freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches. A great and healthy freezer meal to have on hand for busy mornings.

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

  • Sliced Nectarines

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • 3 for $3 Hy-Vee English Muffins, original or sourdough, 6 ct.
  • $3.99 Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs 1 dozen
  • 2 for $5 Kraft Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 7 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $7 Hy-Vee Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz., earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.69 Organic Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit select varieties, 8 or 10 oz.
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee Pineapple Chunks 16 oz.
  • $2.88 per pound Ripe Nectarines from California, lb. 
  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs (FF)

For juicy, tender bite-sized chicken that will please a crowd try these Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

cheddar and sour cream biscuits

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless ChickenThighs, lb.
  • $2.69 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb.
  • $1.29 Hy-Vee Sour Cream select varieties, 16 oz.
  • 5 for $10 Kraft Shredded, Bar, Cubed, Crumbled or Cracker Cuts Natural Cheese, select varieties, limit 5 total w/coupon, purchase of 5 required, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $3.88 per pound Organic Red Seedless Grapes lb.

how to grill a pork tenderloin

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

  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • $3.99 per pound Boneless Pork Tenderloin, Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $3.88 per pound Fresh Asparagus lb.
  • 6 for $1.99 Fresh Sweet Corn this week’s special, each
  • $1.99 per pound Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb.

pulled pork sandwich recipe

Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

Oven Fries Recipe

  • Sliced Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/30/17):

  • $1.88 per pound Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $1.49 Dole Coleslaw 14 oz.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb.
  • $1.88 Whole Seedless Watermelon each

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. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips, select varieties, 12 oz.(sale ends 5/30/2017)

2. Organic Bertolli Pasta Sauce or Rustic Cut Pasta Sauce, select varieties, 24 or 23 oz.(sale ends 6/7/2017)

3. Tone’s Mini Spices, select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz. (sale ends 5/30/2017)

4. Organic Earthbound Farm Salad, select varieties, 5 oz. (sale ends 5/30/2017)

5. Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless Chicken (sale ends 5/30/2017)

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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