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


Real Food Menu Plan for June 4-June 10: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Welcome to summer…officially! Summer is a time for swimming pool parties, summer camps, fishing, sleeping in (occasionally), grilling, having friends over for dinner, and just generally relaxing. But, did you know summer is also a great time for fresh produce and freezer cooking?

This week at Hy-Vee there are great sales on items like bananas, tomato sauce, and eggs. (Grab them quickly!) With a little bit of planning and a few extra minutes you can stock your freezer with great items like Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce, Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves, and Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins. Having a freezer stocked with these great items will allow you to linger at the pool a little longer, spend a little more time with friends, and enjoy those long summer nights a little bit more.

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(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 quick, cheap, and protein-rich meal works for breakfast or dinner anytime.

  • Sliced Bananas

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • 39¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2, 12 ct. (Please note…this sale item ends 6/3/17)
  • 2 for $5  Dole Salad all natural, 8 to 15 oz. earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Cabot Dairy Cheese select varieties, 6 or 8 oz.
  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Old Fashioned Oats or Quick Oats 42 oz.
  • $4.49 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 oz.
  • 28¢ That’s Smart! Bananas lb. (Please note…this sale item ends 6/3/17)

This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Red Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • $5.99 Pork Loin Filet or Tenderloin Hormel Always Tender, select varieties, 24 oz. or 16 to 18.4 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.49 Green Giant Red Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • 4 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.97 per pound Red Cherries from California, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • 39¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2, 12 ct. (Please note…this sale ends 6/3/17)
  • $2.99 Cabot Dairy Cheese select varieties, 6 or 8 oz.
  • $3.99 Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 28¢ That’s Smart! Bananas lb. (Please note…this sale ends 6/3/17)
  • $2.49 per pound Ripe Peaches from California, lb.
  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Old Fashioned Oats or Quick Oats 42 oz.
  • Pan-Fried Catfish 

Pan-Fried Catfish is cheap, kid-friendly, and so tasty.

  • Steamed Spinach
  • Red Ripe Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • $3.49 Green Giant Red Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • $2.99 Hy-Vee Select Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 4 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

  • Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Vidalia Onions lb.
  • $1.99 Organic Bunny-Luv Whole Carrots 2 lb.
  • $3.99 Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $3.99 per pound New Crop Honeycrisp Apples from Chile, lb.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta. Super easy to put together and has proven to be a win with all family members

Caprese Salad - A quick and easy summer side to help use up all those delicious garden tomatoes.

  • French Bread
  • Sliced Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/6/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Just BARE Chicken 14 oz.
  • $1.68 Prego Homestyle Alfredo Sauce select varieties, 14.5 oz Jar
  • 4 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.98 Greenhouse Grown Beefsteak Tomatoes lb.
  • $2.89 Hy-Vee Select Fresh Mozzarella 8 oz.
  • $1.49 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct., 8 oz.
  • $2.99 Origami Cantaloupe, 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. Hy-Vee Pasta, select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 6/6/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, limit 2, 12 ct.(sale ends 6/3/2017)

3. That’s Smart! Bananas, lb. (sale ends 6/3/2017)

4. Hy-Vee Pineapple Chunks, 16 oz., (sale ends 6/6/2017)

5. Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, select varieties, 8 oz. (sale ends 6/6/2017)

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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