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


Real Food Menu Plan for August 7 to August 13 : Real Food Menu Plan for September 1 to September 7: 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.

Does the beginning of September mean that it’s time to pull out all things fall?!? If so, I say crank up the slow cooker and make Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spiced Latte and fire up the oven to make Pumpkin Spiced Scones. That is the perfect combination to say, “Welcome Fall!”

On the menu this week, you’ll find freezer friendly, simple to prepare, real food items that will please the entire family. While you’re going through the menu this week, double (or triple!) the recipe and freeze one batch for later. Having something in the freezer for dinner will give you a little more time to enjoy that Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spiced Latte and Pumpkin Spiced Scone a little bit longer.

 

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Monday: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, Tortilla Chips with Creamy Avocado Dip, Blueberries

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies, Steamed Green Beans, French Baguette, Raspberries

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

Thursday: Peach Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt with Sliced Peaches

Friday: Szechuan Steak Stir Fry, Brown RiceCantaloupe

Saturday: Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches, Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots, Steamed Broccoli, Grapes

Sunday: Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce with Pasta, Tossed Salad, Cheesy Pesto Bread, 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.

Tortilla Soup

creamy avocado dip recipe

  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • 99¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $1.18 Hy-Vee Salsa or Picante Sauce select varieties, 15.5 or 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Natural Cheese select varieties, 8 oz.
  • $1.48 per pound Fresh Jalapeño Peppers Midwest grown, lb.
  • $4.79 Garden Of Eatin’ Party-Size Tortilla Chips select varieties, 16 oz.
  • $3.49 Fresh Blueberries from Michigan, pint

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

  • Steamed Green Beans
  • French Baguette
  • Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • $1.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Whole Chicken lb.
  • 88¢ per pound Russet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Baking Stone Garlic Bread 20 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $6 Raspberries or Blackberries 6 oz. pkg.

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Yogurt with Peach Slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • $1.88 per pound Ripe’N Ready Peaches this week’s special!, lb.
  • $3.29 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Grade A Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • $4.49 Greek Gods Greek Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz. earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

Szechuan Steak Stir-Fry Recipe

  • Brown Rice
  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • $5.99 Boneless Beef New York Strip Steak Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, 8 oz.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas 15 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Peanuts select varieties, 16 oz.earn 6¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 3¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢ Jumbo Cantaloupe each

Create the ultimate chicken sandwiches for any weeknight by prepping and freezing all the components ahead of time. This well-seasoned, versatile grilled chicken also works to top pasta or salads.

Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • $4.99 Just BARE Boneless Chicken Breast, Tenders or Thighs, 14 or 20 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns bakery fresh, 8 ct.
  • 88¢ per pound Russet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.86 Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.
  • $5.49 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12, 16 or 2.5 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 per pound Pristine or Milano Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

  • Watermelon 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/5/17):

  • 99¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • $4.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 1 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Natural Cheese select varieties, 8 oz.
  • $4.99 Take & Bake Bread bakery fresh, select varieties, 7 to 16 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.99 Jumbo Seedless Watermelon Midwest grown, 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 Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 9/5/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 9/5/2017)

3. Ground Beef 80% lean, 20% fat, limit 3, 1 lb. roll (sale ends 9/5/2017)

4. Green Giant Vegetable select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn  (sale ends 9/5/2017)

5. Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct. (sale ends 9/5/2017)

 

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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Comments

  1. Thank You for sharing all your ideas, recipes and inspirational thoughts.

    We were in your town – Columbia, MO to see The Eclipse on August 21, 2017.

    It was an awesome experience and we really liked Shakespeare’s Pizza.

    I waved and said hi to your guys 🙂

    Fort Worth, Texas

    • Rachel says

      I’m so glad you got to experience our favorite pizza joint on earth and the Solar Eclipse in all it’s fullness in CoMO!