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


Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

This week, again, you will find a menu packed with fruits and veggies.  Literally, everyday has servings of fruits and vegetables.  From Mini Bacon, Spinach, and Egg Quiche to Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potatoes to Crowd Pleasing Green Beans, this week has it all.  Plus, there are some great deals at Hy-Vee.  And hey, if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee (So sorry!), check out your local grocery store.  You’ll be able to find great deals on real foods too.  By having a plan each week, you’ll save time and money and eat better.

P.S.-In a time crunch, but need something healthy?  Throw together a salad and top it with one of these homemade salad dressings.  Salads are always great!

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 from our newsletter at the top of our site (and you’ll instantly receive the mini cookbook below for free!).

Top 10 Easy Real Food Freezer Meals

(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. 

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

  • 10 for $10 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Natural Cheese Bar select varieties, 8 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 10 for $10 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.
  • 2 for $7 Fairlife Milk select varieties, 52 fl. oz. earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Organic Green Beans 12 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ Large Green or Red Pepper each
  • 99¢ Bland Farms Vidalia Onions lb.
  • $4.99 Organic Driscoll’s Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb..
  • 2 for $5 Mountain King Steakhouse Roasters Potatoes 1.5 lb.
  •  99¢ Mangoes each 
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

  • $3.99 Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs 1 dozen
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $4.69 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, save 30¢ per gallon w/purchase of $20 of Kraft items on pg. 14, limitations apply, 2.5 to 16 oz.save 30¢ per gallon w/purchase of $20, minimum $20 purchase required
  • $2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Natural Cheese Bar select varieties, 8 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢ Ripe Hass Avocado each
  • $6.88 Hy-Vee Fruit select varieties, 48 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.99 Organic Pascha Chocolate Chips select varieties, 8.8 oz.
  • Creamy Baked Chicken by 100 Days of Real Food
  • Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

    • 99¢ per pound Hy-Vee Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs value pack, 100% natural, this week’s special, lb.
    • 2 for $5 Mountain King Steakhouse Roasters Potatoes 1.5 lb.
    • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Microwaveable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
    • 10 for $8 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
    • $2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Natural Cheese Bar select varieties, 8 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • 2 for $7 Fairlife Milk select varieties, 52 fl. oz. earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • $1.59 Royal Gala or Ambrosia Apples from Washington, lb.

  • Baked Italian Meatballs (FF)
  • Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

    • Sliced Cantaloupe

    Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

    • $5.99 Strauss Grass Fed Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. pkg.
    • 2 for $5 Mountain King Steakhouse Roasters Potatoes 1.5 lb.
    • $4.69 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, save 30¢ per gallon w/purchase of $20 of Kraft items on pg. 14, limitations apply, 2.5 to 16 oz.save 30¢ per gallon w/purchase of $20, minimum $20 purchase required
    • $3.99 Organic Cantaloupe each

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce recipe

  • Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/9/17):

  • 99¢ per pound Hy-Vee Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs value pack, 100% natural, this week’s special, lb.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Microwaveable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
  • 3 for $4 Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 16 oz.
  • $1.49 per pound Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges lb.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase

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. Birds Eye Vegetables, select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 5/6/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs value pack, 100% natural, this week’s special, lb. (sale ends 5/9/2017)

3. Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz. (sale ends 5/9/2017)

4. Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 5/9/2017)

  • Deal: 10 for $10, earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the pantry for up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item: Check out any of our pasta recipes.

5. Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 16 oz. roll (sale ends 5/9/2017)

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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