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


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School is back in session for us and summer is a distant memory…sniff…sniff. If you need some healthy, freezer friendly breakfast ideas for those crazy school mornings, you have come to the right place. Not only can freezer cooking help with dinner, but it can help school mornings as well. That car ride to school will be so much better with a little meal prep. Speaking of meal prep, grab some dinner ideas below to help your evenings run smoothly. Each night is filled with freezer friendly recipes of real food that your entire family will love!

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Monday: Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole, Simple Blender Hummus with Carrots, Cherries

Tuesday: BLTs with No Fail Bacon, Avocado Lime Salsa with Tortilla Chips, Grapes

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

Thursday: Blueberry Power Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Sausage, Strawberries

Friday: Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Creamy Avocado Dip, Navel Oranges

Saturday: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges, Steamed Broccoli, Cantaloupe

Sunday: Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Lasagna, Simply Good Wilted Salad, French Baguette, Watermelon

(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.

Easy blender hummus recipe

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • 5 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables or Rice select varieties, 10 to 16 oz., earn 5¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.69 Monterey White Mushrooms Midwest grown, whole or sliced, 1 lb. pkg.
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $4.99 per pound Stemilt Jumbo Red Cherries from Washington, lb.

how to cook bacon

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • $5.98 Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $3.99 Rudi’s Bread select varieties, 22 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $1.86 per pound Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.
  • 88¢ Hass Ripe Avocados this week’s special, each
  • $3.49 NatureSweet Glorys or Yellow SunBursts Tomatoes 10.5 oz. pkg.
  • $2.29 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 98¢ Columbine Large Red Seedless Grapes lb.

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Berries or Rhubarb select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.29 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Grade A Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • $2.99 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage select varieties, 9.6 to 12 oz.
  • $1.48 Red Ripe Strawberries 1 lb. pkg.

With just a few simple ingredients, this kid-friendly, healthy chicken dinner is so easy to whip up. Freeze an extra batch and take them from freezer to table in just minutes!

creamy avocado dip recipe

  • Navel Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • 99¢ per pound Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $1.69 Azteca Flour Tortillas fajita size or homestyle, 8.5 to 12 oz.
  • 88¢ Hass Ripe Avocados this week’s special, each
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.69 Navel Oranges from South Africa, lb.

pulled pork sandwich recipe

Crispy parmesan potato wedges. A great side dish!

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • 99¢ per pound Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, limit 2 packages, lb.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag, earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Sartori Parmesan or Asiago Cheese shaved, grated or shredded, 8 or 12 oz.
  • 5 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables or Rice select varieties, 10 to 16 oz., earn 5¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Jumbo Athena Cantaloupe each

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Wilted Lettuce Salad

  • French Baguette
  • Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 8/29/17):

  • 2 for $5 Popeye Spinach 10 oz.
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $4.99 Take & Bake Bread bakery fresh, select varieties, 7 to 16 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Mini Seedless Watermelon 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. Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb.(sale ends 8/29/2017)

2. Red Ripe Strawberries 1 lb. pkg.(sale ends 8/29/2017)

3. Birds Eye Vegetables or Rice select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 8/26/2017)

4. Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz. (sale ends 8/29/2017)

5. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz. (sale ends 8/29/2017)

 

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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