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


Real Food Menu Plan for July 17-July 23: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.Do you know what real foods, shopping the Hy-Vee sales ad, and a diet full of fruits and vegetables have in common?? They can all be found on our weekly, Real Food Meets Reality Menu Plans. Each week we take the sale ad from Hy-Vee and great recipes to make a menu plan that the entire family will love. Real food? Yes. Shopping a sale? Yep. A menu plan full of fruits and vegetables? Always. It’s all here, every week.

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Monday: Make Ahead Lunch Wraps, Sliced Peppers, Grapes

Tuesday: Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair, Carrots with Creamy Avocado Dip, Sliced Pears

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

Thursday: Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt, Blueberries

Friday: Pizza Stromboli, Simply Good Wilted Lettuce Salad, Cherries

Saturday: Chicken Nuggets, The Easiest Baked Mac and Cheese, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Oranges

Sunday: Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, White Peaches

(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.

  • Sliced Peppers
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

  • 2 for $4 Azteca Tortillas select varieties, 10.7 to 14.1 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $2.99 Margarita’s Salsa select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 2 for $5 BellaFina Mini Bell Peppers 1 lb. pkg.
  • $1.99 per pound Large Red Seedless Grapes from California, this week’s special, lb.

Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

creamy avocado dip

  • Sliced Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

    • $1.99 per pound Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, great for pulled pork sandwiches, lb.
    • 2 for $4 Azteca Tortillas select varieties, 10.7 to 14.1 oz.
    • $1.77 Grimmway Farms Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
    • $1.28 per pound Stemilt Rushing Rivers Red or Green Anjou Pears lb.

      • Scrambled Eggs
      • Blueberries
      • Yogurt

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

    • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
    • 2 for $4 Driscoll’s Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • $1.69 Chobani Smooth Yogurt buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, 2 ct., 5.3 oz.

Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Sliced Pepperoni 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers from Holland, each earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Select Olive Oil pure or extra light, 16.9 fl. oz.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.98 per pound Stemilt Large Red Cherries from Washington, lb.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Reduction

  • Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast lb.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $1.69 Chobani Smooth Yogurt buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, 2 ct., 5.3 oz.
  • $2.98 Hy-Vee Sliced Bacon select varieties, limit 2 total, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.97 per pound Zeal Oranges from South Africa, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/18/17):

  • $4.48 per pound Boneless Beef Arm Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.
  • $2.98 Hy-Vee Sliced Bacon select varieties, limit 2 total, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 99¢ White Peaches or Nectarines from California, 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. Driscoll’s Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.(sale ends 7/18/2017)

2. Boneless Pork Top Loin Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, 4 oz.(sale ends 7/18/2017)

3. Pork Shoulder Roast, Hormel Always Tender, great for pulled pork sandwiches, lb. (sale ends 7/18/2017)

4. Organic Hy-Vee Health Market Tortilla Chips, select varieties, 12 oz. (sale ends 7/18/2017)

  • Deal: 2 for $5, earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the pantry for up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item: Use with Creamy Avocado Dip and Avocado and Lime Salsa

5. Hy-Vee Select Olive Oil, pure or extra light, 16.9 fl. oz.(sale ends 7/18/2017)

 

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!

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

 


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