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


Real Food Menu Plan for June 11-June 16: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

There are many different ways to use the “lazy days of summer”.  Some of our favorite ways to use these days are:

  • Swimming at the pool.
  • Staying up late.
  • Going on vacation.
  • Watching movies as a family.

But, one of our favorite ways to spend the lazy days of summer?? Stocking our freezers full of healthy, real, whole foods! By using this easy to follow menu you too can join us in stocking your freezer.

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.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

(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. 

  • Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):

  • 4 for $5 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn, 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.49  Dole Broccoli bunch
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubed Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $1.99 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct., 8 oz.
  • 10 for $10 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Raspberries or Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.

A simple tip to grilling corn on the cob._

  • Nectarines

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Boneless Beef Chuck Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Sweet Corn each
  • $3.48 per pound Fresh Asparagus lb.
  • $1.88 per pound Ripe Nectarines from California, lb.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

  • Yogurt
  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):

  • $2.49 Mountain King Steakhouse Roasters Potatoes 1.5 lb. bag
  • $2.99 Cabot Dairy Cheese select varieties, 6 or 8 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubed Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • 10 for $10 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Raspberries or Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.
  • Chicken Spaghetti (FF)
  • Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus DressingThis light, citrusy dressing is easy to whip up and delish over a spinach salad. #real food
  • French Bread
  • Red Ripe StrawberriesHy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):
    • 4 for $5 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn, 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubed Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
    • $4.99 Just BARE Chicken 14 oz.
    • $1.99 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct., 8 oz.
    • $2.98 Driscoll’s Strawberries, only $1.49, 2 lb. pkg.
  • Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

    Garlicky Green Beans

    • Mashed Potatoes
    • Grapes

    Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):

    • $5.48 per pound Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 1 lb. roll
    • $2.49 Mountain King Steakhouse Roasters Potatoes 1.5 lb. bag
    • $1.99 per pound Red Seedless Grapes from California, this week’s special, lb.

  • Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos (FF)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos are super easy and a kid favorite!

Guacamole

  • Sliced Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/13/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Just BARE Chicken 14 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubed Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $2.99 Jumbo Athena Cantaloupe each
  • 2 for $4 Chi-Chi’s Tortillas select varieties, 8 or 10 ct.

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. Aqua Star Pacific Salmon Fillet, Responsible Choice, 12 oz.(sale ends 6/10/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Tomatoes, select varieties, 14.5 oz.(sale ends 6/13/2017)

  • Deal: 4 for $3, earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the pantry up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item: Slow Cooker Steak Chili, Pizza Sauce

3. Rana Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce, select varieties, 7 to 15 oz. (sale ends 6/13/2017)

4. Hy-Vee Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Peaches or Berry Blend, select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 6/13/2017)

5. Barilla Pasta, select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.(sale ends 6/13/2017)

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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