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


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Is anybody else right in the middle of summer? Maybe your summer is relaxed or maybe your summer is filled with road trips and vacations or maybe you are spending your summer at the ballpark…whatever the case, there is always time for healthy meals. We plan it out for you each week to make things as simple as possible. With meals like Super Sloppy Joes and Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders, you can even double the recipe and fill your freezer for the upcoming…should I dare say it…back to school season.

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Monday: Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole, Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits, Rainier Cherries

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders, Baked Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Strawberries

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

Thursday: Fluffy Eggs and Bacon, Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie, Pink Lady Apples

Friday: Super Sloppy Joes, Grilled Corn, Oven Roasted Broccoli, Artisan Apricots

Saturday: Yummy Fish Sticks, Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Ripe and Ready Peaches

Sunday: Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Garlicky Green Beans, Homemade Sandwich Bread, Honey Dew Melon

(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.

Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits

  • Rainier Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $4.99 per pound Stemilt Rainier Cherries from Washington, lb.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders is the easiest crockpot meal you might ever make. The family will go nuts for this one!

  • Caesar Salad
  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

    • $4.99 Just BARE Boneless Chicken Breast, Tenders or Thighs, 14 or 20 oz.
    • 2 for $6 Bertolli Rustic Cut or Organic Pasta Sauce select varieties, 23 or 24 oz.
    • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
    • $2.99 Slider Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
    • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb.
    • $2.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Romaine Hearts 3 ct.
    • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

    • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
    • $3.99 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, earn 30¢ per gallon w/purchase of $20 of select Kraft items on pg. 17 , 12, 16 or 2.5 oz.earn 30¢ off per gallon w/ $20 purchase
    • 2 for $5 BellaFina Mini Bell Peppers 1 lb. pkg.
    • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
    • $5.99 Old Home Peanut Butter creamy or crunchy, 24 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
    • 4 for $5 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.earn 8¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • 99¢ Stemilt Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb.

Super Sloppy Joes - A much healthier and tastier version of the canned stuff!

  • Artisan Apricots

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

  • $3.99 Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • 2 for $5 BellaFina Mini Bell Peppers 1 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $5 Brownberry or Oroweat Buns select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.98 per pound Organic Stemilt Artisan Apricots from Washington, lb.

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

  • Steamed Peas
  • Ripe and Ready Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

  • $6.98 per pound Alaska Cod Fillets Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 4 for $5 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.earn 8¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Ripe ‘N Ready Peaches from California, lb.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast has no processed ingredients. Just real food that's really good!

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/25/17):

  • $3.99 per pound Boneless Beef Chuck Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.39 Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes your purchase of Hy-Vee One Step potatoes have helped plant more than 500 gardens, 5 lb.
  • $3.49 Kandy Honeydew Melon 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. Thomas’ Original English Muffins 12 oz.(sale ends 7/25/2017)

2. Organic Full Circle Baked or Refried Beans select varieties, 15 oz.(sale ends 8/2/2017)

  • Deal: 10 for $9
  • How to Store: In the pantry for up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item: Burrito Pie, Seven Layer Taco Dip

3. Stemilt Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb. (sale ends 7/29/2017)

4. Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 7/25/2017)

5. Hy-Vee Strawberries or Mango 16 oz. (sale ends 8/2/2017)

 

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!

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

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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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