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


Real Food Menu Plan for June 26-July 2: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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We often joke in our family that, “Prior proper planning prevents poor performance.” By putting forth a little “prior proper planning,” you can save time, money, AND dinnertime stress. An added bonus is, your family will eat nutritious, homemade meals all week long! Join us in the menu planning revolution with a little prior proper planning.

P.S. Did you know we have a cookbook coming out? Click here to learn more about From Freezer to Table!  Make sure to check out the special gifts for those who pre-order. 

Monday: Veggie Sandwich on a Whole Grain Bagel, Creamy Avocado Dip, Peaches

Tuesday: Baked Cheesy Spinach TortelliniWilted Lettuce Salad, Grapes, French Baguette

Wednesday: Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

Thursday: Oatmeal Pancakes, Bacon, Mandarins

Friday: Baked Dijon Wild Salmon, Garlicky Green Beans, Brown Rice, Cantaloupe

Saturday: Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Bacon and Brussel Sprouts Salad, Blueberries, Whole Wheat Rolls

SundaySweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken, Cauliflower Rice, Strawberries

 

 

Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel

creamy avocado dip

  • Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

  • $1.79 1st National Bagel Company Bagels select varieties, 5 ct. earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.99  Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Fresh Hass Avocados 4 ct.
  • 99¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $4 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Peaches from California, lb.

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

  • French Baguette 
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

  • $3.99 Rana Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce select varieties, 7 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Classico Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 or 24 oz.
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99  Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct., 8 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Green Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

I LOVE this oatmeal pancake recipe. After this hearty, flavorful recipe for pancake mix, I will never go back to plain pancakes again. It's also packed with good ingredients that keep you fuller longer.

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  • Mandarins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

  • $6.93 Hy-Vee Select 100% Pure Maple Syrup 12 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Farmland Bacon select varieties, original or fully cooked, 12, 16 oz. or 2.1 oz.
  • $5.99 Mandarins 3 lb. bag
  • Baked Dijon Wild Salmon (FF)
  • Garlicky Green Beans

  • Brown Rice
  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

  • $3.99 Aqua Star Pacific Salmon Fillets 12 oz.
  • $2.99 Pero Trimmed Green Beans 12 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.
  • 99¢ Kandy Cantaloupe each


  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole (FF)

     

    • Blueberries
    • Whole Wheat Rolls

    Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

    • $4.99 Just BARE Chicken 14 oz.
    • 2 for $4 Classico Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 or 24 oz.
    • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • $3.99 Farmland Bacon select varieties, original or fully cooked, 12, 16 oz. or 2.1 oz.
    • $2.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries, Blueberries or Raspberries, 16 or 6 oz. pkg. 
    • $2.99 Slider Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase

  • Red Ripe Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/27/17):

  • $4.99 Just BARE Chicken 14 oz.
  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Dole Cauliflower each
  • $3.97 Driscoll’s Strawberries this week’s special, 2 lb. pkg.

 

(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. 

 

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 One Step Potatoes 5 lb. bag(sale ends 6/24/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Salsa or Picante Sauce select varieties, 15.5 or 16 oz.(sale ends 6/27/2017)

3. That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz. (sale ends 7/5/2017)

4. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz.(sale ends 6/27/2017)

5. 1st National Bagel Company Bagels select varieties, 5 ct.(sale ends 7/5/2017)

  • Deal: $1.79, earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to 6 months
  • Ways to Use This Item: Veggie Sandwich on a Whole Grain Bagel or for breakfast with cream cheese or peanut butter

 

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!

 

Learn more about our cookbook, From Freezer to Table, and all of our fabulous pre-order gifts.

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!


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Comments

  1. Ashly says

    I just found your website! Thanks for posting these meal plans Monday through Sunday along with side suggestions. It’s made meal planning for this week a breeze!

    • Rachel says

      Great, Ashley! Glad to hear that.

  2. Kelly says

    Thanks so much for the kind shout out on my Slow Cooker Sweet-n-Spicy Chicken and Cauli-Rice recipes. Your meal plan looks so delicious! Can’t wait to receive your new cookbook! Will definitely be spreading the word! xoxo

    • Rachel says

      Thanks, friend. We love your work and you!