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


Real Food Menu Plan for August 7 to August 13 : Real 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.

Summertime is the best time to throw something on the grill for an easy, time-saving, budget-friendly meal. Did you know that we have 30+ Real Food Grilling Idea to help with this task? Combine these recipes with the great prices on steak, chicken, and corn on the cobb at Hy-Vee and you’re set. Save time. Save money. Eat real food.

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Monday: Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee, Steamed Broccoli, Cantaloupe

Tuesday: Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders, Caprese Salad, Peaches

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

Thursday: Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Baked Egg Cups, Banana Boats

Friday: Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas, Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing, Watermelon

Saturday: Pan-Fried Catfish, Whole Wheat Five Ingredient Mac and Cheese, Steamed Peas, Strawberries

Sunday: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato and Black Beans, Whole Grain Cornbread, Grapes

(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.

 

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

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 4 for $3 Hy-Vee Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 BelGioioso Shredded or Crumbled Cheese select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 3 for $4 Green Giant Steamers Boxed Vegetables select varieties, 7 to 10 oz.
  • $2.99 Athena Cantaloupe each
  • Peaches

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

  • $7.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Turkey or Chicken select varieties, lb.
  • $6.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • $2.99 Slider Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct. earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase 
  • $2.98 per pound Bushel Boy Tomatoes On the Vine Midwest grown, lb.
  • $1.99 per pound  Mountain Grown Colorado Peaches lb.

Baked Egg Cups

The Banana Boat: The perfect after school snack!

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

  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $4.99 Pascha Chocolate Chips select varieties, 8.8 oz.

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Huge roundup of homemade salad dressings. Keeping this handy for sure!!

  • Watermelon

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

  • $1.18 per pound Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breast value pack, 100% natural, this week’s special!, lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $4.99 Seedless Watermelon Midwest grown, each

Pan-Fried Catfish is cheap, kid-friendly, and so tasty.

5-ingredient mac and cheese

  • Steamed Peas
  • Strawberries

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

  • $6.99 per pound Catfish Fillets Responsible Choice, fresh farm raised, lb.
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $4.49 Siggi’s Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 3 for $4 Green Giant Steamers Boxed Vegetables select varieties, 7 to 10 oz.
  • $2.98 Red Ripe Strawberries 2 lb. pkg.

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

  • $4.99 Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey Breast 1.2 lb.
  • 4 for $3 Hy-Vee Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 99¢  Columbine Large Green Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

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 Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct.(sale ends 8/8/2017)

2. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, lb.(sale ends 8/8/2017)

3. Thomas’ Original English Muffins 12 oz. (sale ends 8/8/2017)

  • Deal: 2 for $5 earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to 6 months
  • Ways to Use This Item: Fake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches

4. Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breast value pack, 100% natural, this week’s special, lb. (sale ends 8/8/2017)

5. Hy-Vee Oats old fashioned or quick, 42 oz. (sale ends 8/8/2017)

 

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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