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


Real Food Menu Plan for July 24-July 30: EReal Food Menu Plan for July 24-July 31: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.Long summer days are upon us, but summer time seems to be slipping away. Want to know a great way to spend a little time in the long days of summer? Freezer cooking! Pick one or two days a week and just make a little extra. With fall right around the corner, you’ll pat yourself on the back at how prepared you are. Plus, with all the great sales at Hy-Vee, your budget will thank you as well. Don’t know what to stock your freezer with? Take a look at the menu below for some great ideas!

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Monday: Tomato Bisque, French Baguette, Sliced Cantaloupe

Tuesday: Seasoned Black Bean and Loaded Tex Mex Bowls, Creamy Avocado Dip with Carrots, Cherries

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

Thursday: Oven Omelet, “Even Your Husband Will Love It” Green Smoothie, Watermelon

Friday: Kale, Yukon Gold and Bacon Pizza, Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing, Mangos

Saturday: Baked Dijon Wild Salmon, Crowd Pleaser Green Beans, Quinoa, Blueberries

Sunday: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce, Strawberries

 

(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.

Tomato Bisque from "From Freezer to Table" Cookbook. Order at FromFreezerToTable.com today.

  • French Baguette
  • Sliced Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • $2.99 Land O’Lakes Half & Half, select varieties, 32 fl. oz..
  • $2.99 BelGioioso Shredded or Crumbled Cheese select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $2.99 Baking Stone French Bread select varieties, 2 ct., 8 oz.
  • $2.98 Kandy Lemondrop or Dewlicious Melons each

creamy avocado dip

  • Red Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

    • $3.00 Sunset Zima or One Sweet Tomatoes pint
    • $2.00 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
    • $1.77 Grimmway Farms Carrot Chips 16 oz.
    • 2 for $7 On the Border Tortilla Chips 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • $3.00 per pound Jumbo Stemilt Red Cherries from Washington, lb.

Easy oven omelet recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe

  • Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

    • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
    • $1.49 Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.
    • 99¢ Freshly Sliced Watermelon quarters or halves, lb.
    • 2 for $5 Dole Premium Classic Salad select varieties, 8 to 15 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
    • 10 for $7 Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 oz.
    • 69¢ per pound Organic Dole Bananas lb.
    • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Strawberries or Mango 16 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

kale, yukon golds, and bacon pizza

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing 3

  • Mangoes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $2.99 Hormel Black Label Sliced Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.69 Hy-Vee Select Crumbled Feta Cheese select varieties, 4 oz.
  • $2.00 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Mangoes each

Baked Dijon Salmon Recipe

  • Quinoa
  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

  • $1.00 Ocean Eclipse Salmon or Tilapia Portion Responsible Choice, 4 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, 14.25 to 15.25 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 4 for $5 Red Peppers, each
  • 99¢ per pound Bland Farms Vidalia Onions lb.
  • 2 for $4 Fresh Blueberries from Michigan, pint earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/2/17):

  • $3.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloin buy 1, get 1 FREE, equal or lesser value, 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.00 Hy-Vee Worcestershire, Soy, Tartar or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 fl. oz.
  • $2.00 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 32 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ Bland Farms Vidalia Onions lb.
  • $1.39 Hy-Vee Mixed, Steam Quick, Stir Fry or Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

 

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 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloin, 100% natural, lb.(sale ends 7/29/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 8/1/2017)

  • Deal: 5 for $4, earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the pantry for up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item: Any of our Pasta Recipes

3. Hormel Black Label Sliced Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 7/29/2017)

4. Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz.(sale ends 7/29/2017)

5. Hy-Vee Mixed, Steam Quick, Stir Fry or Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 8/1/2017)

 

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.

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

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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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